Long, wooden tables and bright overhead lights of Harpoon Brewery beckon those interested in tasting local Boston brews. Harpoon makes some of the area’s most beloved beers, and the brewery offers the chance to learn about how it’s made and to taste a variety of their beverages. Visitors can sip on pints from the source in large open seating — they’re served with a pretzel and an outstanding view of downtown Boston.
Brewery tours bring you behind-the-scenes for a closer look at how the beer is made on site. Harpoon was one of the first breweries opened in Massachusetts in over 25 years, and is credited with contributing to the rise of microbreweries in America. Catwalks run throughout, making it easy to see production.
There are more than twenty different beers served at Harpoon, including seasonal offerings and the India Pale Ale they’re best known for. Tours give the information and history of the brewery, as well as several tastings and insight into Boston’s brewpub scene.
You’ll find the brewery in Boston’s Seaport District. Tours run on the hour daily, with hours ranging from 11am-6pm throughout the week. The tours include beer tastings. The Beer Hall is located on the western side of the building, and serves daily. Tour reservations are recommended in advance, as it often sells out on the weekends.