Tree House Brewing Company | Monson, Massachusetts
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Tree House Brewing Company
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

160 E Hill Rd
Monson, Massachusetts United States 01057 [ print map ]
617 964 7440 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Th-Fr: 5-8 PM; Sa: 11-6 PM

Mayor: mrhopsbeertalk (40) |

Currently a growler filling station only with limited draft samples available

Tree House Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Tree House Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Tree House Trail Magic , Tree House Green 100, Tree House Alter Ego 100, Tree House Single Shot , Tree House Thatís What She Said 97, Tree House Bear 92, Tree House Julius 100, Tree House Double Shot - El Salvador Peaberry , Tree House Eureka - Citra 99, Tree House Strider , Tree House Double Shot - Sumatra Mandheling 99, Tree House Curiosity 22 (Twenty-two) 100, Tree House Haze 99, Tree House Lights On 99, Tree House Ma 97, Tree House In Perpetuity 99, Tree House Eureka - Mosaic 99, Tree House Fall Line , Tree House Double Shot - Burundi Bukeye 99, Tree House Good Morning 100
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13 reviews for Tree House Brewing Company
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  81%
 Selection  75%
 Food N/A 
 Value  82%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk  (35) Monson, Massachusetts | April 25, 2015| Updated November 12, 2015
Finally made it to the new spot. The ride up the hill is surprisingly reminiscent of Brimfield. Although the outside of the new building is a lot more industrial, the inside maintains the same character and warmth. Dean retains his characteristic friendly accessible rapor that makes the wait entertaining. Laurenís still the best pour around. Nate and the rest of the brew crew have the beer on lock. Iíd definitely recommend making a trip out to see the new spot, look over the massive new equipment that makes extra large batches of your favorite brews and enjoy the little wonder that is Tree House.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk  (244) Washington D.C., Washington DC | November 28, 2015
You know you are in trouble when you see a guy on the road waving cars in like itís an airport runway. Once I found parking (I rented a car from Boston just to come up here), you get into a lineup hearing this random church bell going off ever now and then. After waiting 30-45 minutes in a lineup, during which time cans of Julius sold out, I handed in my form for growlers pours. They were calling number 80. I was 240. I waited around in the parking lot for another 2 hours, during which time alter ego on growlers kicked (why am I here again?). I realize at this point the bell that rings every now and then is from some guy at the till who yells "big tipper" every time someone tips 5%. Way to do it guys - make the people who tip you feel like they are idiots. Now is the time to point out that this rating is based purely on the place, not the beer. I feel this is warranted because in my case I was here for three hours and didnít even have so much of a sip of their beer until I opened a growler to have a small sip of Julius at its freshest. Also, I arrived 2:30, half an hour after opening, the day after thanksgiving (a bad idea I know). Other than the terrible organization (Is it that difficult to take two seconds out of pouring growlers to send out a tray of samplers? It would go worlds to making people happy - nearly all of whom drove a long time to get here). That being said, the place is beautiful, they are doing some landscaping in the back, and the staff is friendly enough (though busy). I wouldnít recommend this place - within a year or two the hype will die down to founders or bells level and if theyíre smart theyíll quadruple production so they can at least send kegs to Boston. For me this place was much worse than Hill Farmstead, who have more respect for the people coming up for their beer. Anyway, some people go for the hype but then again Iím not the kind of person that will be happy waiting 2 hours in a downpour for 4 beers, no matter how good (see three ratings down..).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (361) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | November 12, 2015
Visited on a Thursday night. Far out of the way from Boston, not too bad if youíre going down 84 I guess. Brewery tap room where you can get cans and growlers and try a few samples. The lines were reasonable non-existent so that was great, prices were reasonable especially for the quality of the beers which is very very high. I was in and out in like 10 minutes. Nice place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Mathieu87  (270) Ganshoren, Belgium | November 10, 2015
Itís worth the pilgrimage. Strider IPA, Green Alter Ego, Julius, Double Shot, Eureka with Citra... all of them available to fill up some growlers. Large variety of cans (if you maxed out, you got 22). The people are so friendly and generous... Value is really sharp. Overall, these guys make some of THE BEST IPAís in the world, get your ass over there and grab them yourself. Btw, the Haze is .......
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bigda83  (39) Jamestown, New York | October 6, 2015
Visited 10-02-15. I was blown away by how well run and organized this place was. With as crazy as it gets there the staff really do a tremendous job. We arrived 2 hours before open and there were already about 20 people before us in the constant downfall of rain. With another 100 to 150 arriving after us and lining up. Even with it being well before open, they already had people directing cars where to park. Staff came out a few times and talked to us, explained things, were very friendly, took growler order cards, and told us to hang in there and great beer was ahead. When they finally opened the doors they guided us inside in order of the line and had us form a line for the cans. Nice inviting atmosphere and space and you could see the open brewery and people at work. Service was flawless and within a few minutes we got our cans quickly and paid and then went over to wait our turn for the growlers, which orders were being lined up on the counter already. Besides the can options, they had another 6 or 7 beers on tap for a great selection (not to mention Double Shot was one of these!!!). Within 5 to 10 minutes I had my growlers, a glass, and some stickers and was able to cash out. Dean was ringing people out and has quite the personality. He was singing and drumming on the bell and really gave us all a good show and laugh and made you realize how cool of a brewery this is. The value was good to me, some would scoff at the can prices, but come on. Top tier hoppy beers, canít get anywhere else, and super fresh. Iíll gladly pay for quality. Overall this place was perfect. Couldnít have had a better time (although nice weather would have helped). Iíd recommend this to anyone as long as you donít mind crowds or waiting because the beer is worth it. I will say the drive isnít the best, but thatís minor.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito  (115) Nueva York, New York | August 21, 2015
This place is a classic case of Massachusetts law making the place less good than it should be. We were fortunately in Monson, Massachusetts for other reasons, so this wasnít a huge trek out of the way, but it would be for other people. The beer is very good. Unfortunately, the only way that you can drink the beer at the location is with the free samples. Even though they have glassware, you cannot get a full pour of the beer when you are there. When we were there, they only had three beers on tap. They were all good, and that should be obvious to all those people who would read about his place. Hopefully, these guys get the permits to allow on premises drinking. That way, the outdoor picnic tables and bucolic environment would not go to waste. The place was pretty full of people on a Saturday afternoon to fill up Growlers and pick up cans. We ended up getting 18 cans, and they were not cheap ($3 per each). If I was in the neighborhood, I would certainly go back for the beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (213) Florida | August 6, 2015
Itís a hike, as the brewery is way out there in the country, a la Hill Farmstead. They had about 6 beers on tap of which two blew before my growlers were filled. They also ran out of cans. That being said, the staff was friendly and helpful. The beers are tasty and the lines are long.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | June 5, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Growler Filling Station
Level. . . . . . . . . . .High
Location. . . . . . . .Poor, Middle of Nowhere Farm
Prices. . . . . . . . . .Medium
Tap Selection. . . .1-2 house beers only
Bottle Selection. .None
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes
Full Pours. . . . . . .No
Beer Level. . . . . ..Extremely High
Food. . . . . . . . . . .No
Food Level. . . . ...N/A
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Very Cheerful, Fun
Growlers. . . . . . ..Yes
Noise Level. . . . ..Medium to Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . .True Barn
Good for Kids. . ..No
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
WiFi. . . . . . . . . . ..Unknown
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Probably Not unless crazy person
Comments: I canít recommend you drive all the way here to get 2-4 growlers of beer, but Iíd be lying because their beer is so ridiculously good and not on tap hardly anywhere on earth. So if you want it, you have to make the pilgrimage out here to get it. Youíll be rewarded with hilarious, loud staff; fun patrons; and some of the best beer on earth available nowhere else. The Tornado on tap was in the Top 5 APAs Iíve ever had and the Sap was in the Top 5 Beers in general Iíve ever had. Absolutely insane. Fill out a card with what beers you want and then wait for your name. A much better set up than Trillium or Hill Farmstead.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jtclockwork  (321) , New Jersey | May 18, 2014
Small brewery on farm. Beers are only growler fills. They usually only have two on - they had a third one off when I was there. Service is excellent and they got through the big crowd faster than I expected. Value is out of this world good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke  (62) Gray, Maine | May 1, 2014
Stopped by there in early April during a slow afternoon with only one beer on tap. Nice little woodstove kicking some heat with the acoustic stylings of Dean strumming along to the sound of growlers being filled. Got a nice little tour of the grounds and soaked up the rustic appeal of the place ! Loved the location and the beer available and service was top notch. Only downfall was trying the beers in plastic dixie cups... if I had a glass pour I probably would have realized what a great beer Eureka Citra was and got more than two growlers of it. When I got home from the trip and popped a 750ml the next day I was kicking myself for not hoarding more into my fridge ! Great brewery and friendly staff, canít wait to make the trip back there.

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