I went to Harpoon Brewery for the first time on Leap Day in 2008 to celebrate my friend Ally’s Birthday. What I love the most about Harpoon is that the brewery actually smells like a brewery. Not a lot of people like the smell of beer being made, but I love it! Harpoon doesn’t try to hid the smell and keep visitors in another room for tasting, they embrace it. The tasting room is right inside the brewery. You can watch workers prepare beer while you drink it!
The other cool thing about Harpoon is that it’s located in South Boston, right on the waterfront. If you are just visiting Boston, Southie isn’t usually on the map for places to go. Checking out Harpoon brewery is a great way to explore another section of Boston. On the other hand, if you are attending a work conference or staying at a hotel out by the airport, Harpoon is probably right across the street from you, which means you have no excuse not to check them out.
- Try the cider – it’s amazing!
- This brewery gets fruit beers (my personal favorite kind of beer). Even if that isn’t your pint of beer, try one! You’ll be glad you did.
- Make sure you do tasting tour, it’s the best way to try all of Harpoon’s beers, talk to the brewers and meet new people.
Been to Boston, MA? What’s your favorite brewery there?