Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery

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Website
https://harpoonbrewery.com/
Phone
(617) 574-9551
Location
Boston, MA
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Founded
1986
BREWERY TYPE
Not specified
Address
306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Overview
Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them.

In June of 1987 a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today.

Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company!

We invite all of you to visit our Boston brewery, where it all began, and our beautiful brewery in Windsor, Vermont.
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Kenary’s Clarion Call: Date Code Your Beer

Kenary’s Clarion Call: Date Code Your Beer

On a recent visit to Connecticut, Dan Kenary, the co-founder and CEO of Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, discovered that 60 percent of the unrefrigerated beers at one retail account did not have code dates. “That’s shameful,” he exclaimed to roughly 200 beer industry professionals attending last week’s Brewbound Session business conference in New York City.

Harpoon Brewery and Boston’s Seaport Hotel Collaborate on Barrel-Aged Porter

Harpoon Brewery and Boston’s Seaport Hotel Collaborate on Barrel-Aged Porter

Continuing its foray into the booming artisanal liquor scene, Boston’s Seaport Hotel has released a new Harpoon Brewery barrel-aged porter using Angel’s Envy barrels. Beginning in 2014, the unique relationship between Angel’s Envy and the Seaport Hotel has resulted in the creation of three private barrel bourbons blended by staff at the Seaport Hotel exclusively for the hotel’s restaurant, TAMO Bistro + Bar. The Seaport Hotel is now bursting onto the craft beer stage with its new Barrel-Aged TAMO Vanilla Bean Porter that is sure to turn heads.

Harpoon Brewery Refreshes Look of UFO Beer Line

Harpoon Brewery Refreshes Look of UFO Beer Line

The UFO line of unfiltered wheat beers has been refreshed, including packaging, crowns, an embossed bottle and tap handles. Beginning this week, the newly redesigned packages of UFO White Ale, UFO Hefeweizen, and UFO Raspberry will begin their journey from the Brewery and landing in coolers near you. Along with the original unfiltered favorites, a brand new UFO summer seasonal offering, UFO Huckleberry, will make its debut. What the huck is a huckleberry? It’s like a blueberry. But better.

Harpoon Releasing Fresh Tracks Single Hop Spring Pale Ale

Harpoon Releasing Fresh Tracks Single Hop Spring Pale Ale

Spring in New England can be fickle; snow one day, shorts weather the next. To help equip beer drinkers for whatever spring tosses their way, Harpoon has released a single hop Spring Pale Ale that’s just right for whatever the day brings.

Harpoon Releases Hoppy Adventure in 16 oz. Cans

Harpoon Releases Hoppy Adventure in 16 oz. Cans

In the fall of 2014, Harpoon put a hoppy, citrusy, but not tire-out-the-palette-bitter double IPA on tap in their brewery tasting room in Boston. Brewed on Harpoon’s 10-barrel pilot system, the beer was the result of the brewery’s ongoing hop experimentation. It quickly became one of the most sought after beers on tap at the brewery, so last fall Harpoon released it on draft only with limited distribution. Still, fans of the beer clamored for more, and Harpoon was listening. Introducing Harpoon Hoppy Adventure Double IPA, now available in 16 oz. can 4-packs.

Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Collaborate on EHOP Oatmeal Pale Ale

Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Collaborate on EHOP Oatmeal Pale Ale

The brewers at Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Co. brew like they own the place – because they do own the place. The pride that employee ownership brings is something worth celebrating. So the two employee-owned, independent brewers came together to brew a declaration of brewing independence. Introducing EHOP, an Oatmeal Pale Ale and a collaboration between the employee owners of Harpoon and Odell.

Harpoon Brewery Celebrates 30 Years with Mixed 30-Pack

Harpoon Brewery Celebrates 30 Years with Mixed 30-Pack

Nothing tells Harpoon’s story better than the beers themselves. So today Harpoon released the Harpoon 30-Pack, a limited edition mix pack comprised of 15 styles of Harpoon beers, two of each style.


Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Octoberfest Lager
Sweet Spot Golden or Blonde Ale
Hibiscus Cider Cider
IPA IPA
UFO R.A.Z Bavarian Hefeweisse
White Witbier
Rye IPA Rye
Leviathan IPA
IPA IPA
Cider Cider
Imperial Red Red Ale
Pale Ale Pale Ale
Ale Ale
Munich Dark Bavarian Hefeweisse
Hefeweizen Bavarian Hefeweisse
Winter Wamer Ale
Saison Royale Saison
Quad Belgian
Baltic Porter Porter

Seasonal Beers

Beer Name Style
UFO Winter Blonde Vanilla Cold Brew Ale- 12 Fl Oz Can Ale
Flannel Friday - Can Amber Ale
Sticke Alt Ale
Camp Wannamango Pale Ale
Nordic Saison Saison
Summer Beer Kolsch
Pumpkin Pumpkin
Chocolate Stout Stout
White IPA White IPA
Maple Tap Porter
UFO Gingerland Wheat Ale
Celtic Style Ale Red Ale

No Longer Available

Beer Name Style
Belgian Pale Ale Pale Ale
Big Bohemian Pilsner Pilsner
Imperial IPA Double IPA
Imperial Red Ale Red Ale
Triticus Barley Wine
Triticus Barley Wine
Director's Cut Stout