Dave and Mary’s Western Mass tour first stop. First visit in 5 years or so, and the beer quality has not changed much. Cool place with a nice bar section, with dining areas outside on the deck, upstairs, and around the corner in another huge room. Average service with a mildly attentive barkeep. Decent variety of beers, although some were sub par at this visit. Had a Philly Cheesstake that does not do the name justice. Overall a brewpub that is worth a visit, but don’t expect anything world class.
I recently visited on a weekday and was pleased to see that while being the oldest brewpub in the state, they are keeping up with the times. Friendly crowd. Seems like a lot of locals and college students. Very good food and a respectable beer list. They now sell cans too.
This place was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. It helps that they have a parking garage literally on their front door so that’s not issue. They do 4 6 ounce flights at $10 which is reasonable. The beers were solid to good. It was the Friday of commencement at UMASS so it was packed and packed early so the bar staff was in the weeds most of my time there. The food was really quite good. The hamburger pizza was quite solid and the green peppers were a nice touch. The catfish bites, considering that we’re so far from the deep south, were amazing. I could eat those things all day. So I might go back for the beer but I’m definitely going back for the catfish bites.
We’ve visited the Northampton Brewery a couple of times for dinner, most recently on the night when Hurricane Sandy hit the coast so it was rather quiet. It’s modern and very pleasant, with a large conservatory area for dining and an outside balcony (closed for obvious reasons on this occasion). The conservatory has light wood, copper topped tables, a simply stencilled frieze and potted palms. The food, which makes use of local produce, is good and they serve the beers in 8, 12 and 16 ounce glasses so it’s possible to try a few different ones without too much risk of falling over. A good spot - highly recommended.
(Last visited 29 October 2012).
Great spot. They are going after some ballsy beer styles and hitting the mark on most of them - though not all. They provide a sampler flight that I consider good value. The service is friendly and attentive. I didn’t eat here on my visit. The location is quite convenient. A must-visit in town.
Large brewpub in downtown North Hampton. Service was pretty good and was willing to explain the beer offerings and menu. Plenty of house beers to try as a flight, but most were just okay. Food was good and there was plenty of things to choose from. Overall a decent place.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | December 12, 2013
Visited on a New England beer tour while my girlfriend was studying in New Hampshire. Really a neat atmosphere- we sat upstairs. Food was good, as was service. Sampler trays were offered and the beers weren’t too bad.