Harpoon Brewery And Beer Hall, Boston

4.4
#2 of 14 in Breweries in Massachusetts
See how one of Boston's favorite beer makers, Harpoon Brewery And Beer Hall, makes its suds, and sample some of the final products when your tour finishes. If you're less interested in the brewing process, head straight for the long, wooden tables in the beer hall and order a draught and freshly baked pretzel while you take in views of the city. Tours sell out quickly, but tickets are only available for sale on the day of the tour itself, so arrive early to buy tickets for the tour time of your preference. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Boston holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Harpoon Brewery And Beer Hall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Had a great time at a very busy Harpoon Brewery, the bartender made suggestions after knowing my preferences. The Nanas Night Cap Porter was superb!  more »
  • A very good selection of their own brews. Tried a flight of four IPA's and enjoyed them all. A little out of the way,but worth checking out.  more »
  • I am not a big beer drinker, but had guests over from Europe who are a big fan of Harpoon and wanted to take the tour. We went on a rainy Saturday and I enjoyed our tour guides Tony and Ford immensely...  more »
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  • Did the brewery tour on a Sunday, and the two guides, Matt and Caroline, were absolutely fabulous. So knowledgeable, energetic, and entertaining. Then came the best part- the tasting room! All. The. Beers. Were perfection. I decided to taste even the ones that I normally wouldn’t like. I didn’t meet a beer that I didn’t like. This place has honestly opened up a whole new world of beers for me. It was like they had perfected all the beers that I already loved, and perfected the beers that I wanted to love, but never quite could. My best description of this particular brewing company is that it all tastes so fresh and pure with just the individual flavorings of the beer standing out. I can’t exactly quote word for word from one of the Delta Sky magazines, but they were interviewing a famous chef, and he described that when he makes a dish, all of the flavors have to stand out individually and complement each other. That is exactly what this beer does. If you love beer, you need to visit. Harpoon Brewery is the Mecca of beers.
  • Wow... Idk what they put in their upscale miller lite beer but it's embarrassing to recognize that they sell pretzels. This might of been the worst attempt and tasting pretzel I have ever had. I didn't know a kaiser roll with salt is considered a pretzel. Stick to seafood and allow PA to make real beer and real pretzels. E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!!!
  • I love beer and I always make it a point to go to a beer tour wherever I go. Harpoon gave one of the most informative beer tours I've been on. Also comes with unlimited tastings of their beer on tap so that's a big plus haha. Staff were really friendly and outgoing, next time I'll be back to stay longer and drink more!
  • Tickets to the tour are first come first serve, which is fine. But if I call to ask if there are tickets available and there are, but the line of people waiting to get in to buy them is significantly longer than the amount of tickets left, tell me that while I'm on the phone. If you don't have a ticket for a tour before 3 pm, don't waste the time and T fare trying to get there before 6.
  • I only give this three stars because of the beer, which is just alright to me personally. Because beer should be the main reason for going, I deduct 2 stars. I'll drink a harpoon and be satisfied but it's not my favorite either. That being said, I still recommend coming here (especially if you love their beer) because it has a cool, social vibe in the beer hall. And probably the best part about it are their pretzels. They are AMAZING. They make them from their beer mash and they are big and soft. They come in different styles like cinnamon and parmesan and come with various dipping sauces. Great place to go with friends.

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