Welcome to Harpoon!

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.

Come have a beer with us soon!

  • Harpoon IPA
    Harpoon IPA

    abv: 5.9%

    Floral, hoppy, beautifully balanced. The definitive New England-style IPA

  • IPA Adventure
    IPA Adventure

    This mix pack is just a taste of the fun we have had brewing IPAs for over 20 years

  • The Long Thaw White IPA
    The Long Thaw White IPA

    abv: 6.2%

    A seasonal IPA for the ‘in-between’ season

  • Winter Warmer
    Winter Warmer

    abv: 5.9%

    Holidays in a bottle

  • UFO Gingerland
    UFO Gingerland

    abv: 5.2%

    A gingerbread-inspired wheat beer

  • 100 Barrel Series #52 Tuscan Pool Party
    100 Barrel Series #52 Tuscan Pool Party

    abv: 7.6%

    An Italian-American music-inspired blend of grape and hops

  • UFO White
    UFO White

    abv: 4.8%

    A spicy, refreshing, and clean White ale

  • Chocolate Stout
    Chocolate Stout

    abv: 5.9%

    A Rich, malty, roasty chocolate stout

  • Czernobog

    abv: 10.0%

    A hardy, complex Russian Imperial Stout

  • Harpoon Craft Cider
    Harpoon Craft Cider

    abv: 4.8%

    A pure and natural cider

  • Harpoon Leviathan IPA
    Harpoon Leviathan IPA

    abv: 10.0%

    Our Imperial IPA is loaded with big, juicy American hop character and balanced by a strong, malty backbone

  • UFO R.A.Z.
    UFO R.A.Z.

    abv: 4.8%

    An unfiltered raspberry wheat beer

  • UFO Hefeweizen
    UFO Hefeweizen

    abv: 4.8%

    An unfiltered wheat beer, light and clean

  • Rich & Dan's Rye IPA
    Rich & Dan’s Rye IPA

    abv: 6.9%

    Subtly spicy and slightly fruity

  • Boston Irish Stout
    Boston Irish Stout

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