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2016 HarpoonFest

  • Harpoon Brewery 306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA, 02210 United States (map)

2016 HarpoonFest

Get ready to celebrate local beer, local music, and summer with Harpoon Brewery Boston.

During the festival, take a brewery tour, keg bowl for charity, and enjoy a wide variety of our delicious brews! Harpoon Brewery will host an array of Food Trucks plus food from Lucky's Lounge, the Sausage guy, Harpoon Brewery pretzels, and more!  The festival is rain or shine but the majority of the space is under large covered tents.


COVER CHARGE INCLUDES: Entrance into the festival, a souvenir pint glass, first beer.

Must be 21+ with proper ID. Tickets are not available in advance. 
Pay at the entrance. Cash only.

WHEN: May 20, 21, 2016

WHERE: Harpoon Brewery Boston

More info here


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!