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Harpoon and Dunkin’ team up on a summer coffee pale ale

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale

Harpoon Dunk Summer Coffee Pale Ale debuts this month, the second collaboration with Dunkin’ Donuts.

In fall of 2018, the duo debuted Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. According to the brewery, the beer was a big success among both Harpoon and Dunkin’ fans. As the weather gets warmer, pale ales become even more popular. The coffee summer pale ale is born.

“We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.” – Dan Kenary, Co-Founder & CEO

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is available starting this month, in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: April 2019

5% ABV

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Designed like a sports drink: Harpoon Rec League

Harpoon Rec League

2019 looks to be the year craft breweries focus on few calories, few carbohydrates, and lower alcohol by volume. Harpoon Rec League is another example of this growing field of healthier options.

This new health-conscious beer is brewed with buckwheat kasha for B vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and Omega 3 heavy chia seeds and sea salt for electrolytes. It already sounds like a sports drink instead of a beer.

Rec League is just 120 calories per 12-ounce serving and 3.8% alcohol by volume is designed for folks with active lifestyles.

“Fans of Harpoon do more than drink beer – they’re running road races, working out with friends, and hitting the slopes. We wanted to make a beer that celebrates and complements this active lifestyle.” Tom Graham, Innovation Brewer

Harpoon Rec League is available nationally in both 16-ounce cans and 15-pack 12-ounce cans starting in February 2019.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Buckwheat. Chia Seeds. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 12oz Cans. 16oz Cans.
Debut: February 2019

3.8% ABV 

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Harpoon Brewery acquires Clown Shoes Beer


Harpoon Brewery’s parent company has acquired Clown Shoes Brewing.

The Mass Bay Brewing Company, the parent company for Harpoon Brewery, has acquired Ipswich, Massachusetts based Clown Shoes Beer. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Clown Shoes Brewing started in late 2009 by Gregg Berman. The business was started as a single beer project (specifically Hoppy Feet Black IPA) that “snowballed into a craft brand” according to the brewery. Since opening, Clown Shoes Brewing has expanded distribution to 28 states, plus five foreign countries, added 12 and 16-ounce cans, and state-specific small batches.

in 2017, the brewery’s annual production hovers at 13,000 barrels annually.

“Harpoon and Clown Shoes are both fiercely loyal to our brands, to independent craft brewing, and to our employees. I’ve been a fan of Harpoon for a long time and it’s very gratifying to me that our team will get to work alongside the expert brewers at Mass Bay Brewing to grow Clown Shoes and get our beer into the hands of more beer drinkers.” – Clown Shoes founder, Greg Berman

Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1996, being issued Brewing Permit #1 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. in August of 2014, the brewery became employee-owned.


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Harpoon Citra Sea IPA

Harpoon Citra Sea IPA

Harpoon Citra Sea IPA

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Coffee meets vanilla: Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde Ale

Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde can

Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde Ale is the newest addition to the Boston, Massachusetts based brewery’s seasonal lineup.

A blonde ale serves as the base for this beer, nuanced with vanilla beans and fresh cold brew coffee. As for the flavor – that is exactly what you get. A ridiculously easy drinking unfiltered blonde ale that doesn’t overwhelm you with vanilla or coffee. The dessert-like beer is soft, smooth,  and very easy drinking.


Whether skiing the snowy trails or enjoying a jovial game night, there’s nothing like capping off your winter adventures with this delightfully refreshing winter treat.

Harpoon UFO Winter Blonde Ale is available now through December, 2016 in 12 ounce bottles, cans and draft.

Style: Blonde Ale (Vanilla Bean Cold Brew Coffee.)
12oz bottles and cans. Draft. Limited seasonal release.
Release: October, 2016

4.9% ABV

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Spotlight: Harpoon Flannel Friday, the brewery’s newest seasonal

Harpoon Flannel Friday can

Harpoon Flannel Friday has joined the Boston, Massachusetts based brewery’s lineup this month. Just slightly ahead of colder weather.

Replacing their early fall offering, Oktoberfest, Harpoon Flannel Friday is a hoppy amber ale. The hops of choice are Citra and Cascade.

A bright hop aroma from Cascade and Citra hop additions complements its strong and complex malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, Flannel Friday is meant for the crisp days of fall.

The beer got its name from the first day of chilly weather where everyone at the brewery shows up in flannel.

What you’ll taste: Fall was made for malty beers, and Flannel has it. Citra and Cascade are bold hops, bringing notes of citrus and pine into the mix. A great transition into cooler weather.

Harpoon Flannel Friday is a 12 ounce can and draft offering as a seasonal release. Incidentally, the first seasonal release since 1989.

Style: Amber Ale
Hops: Citra, Cascade

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: August, 2016

5.7% ABV, 35 IBUs

Ed note: Oktoberfest is apparently still available in September & October this year. 

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Harpoon Hibiscus Cider

Harpoon Hibiscus Cider bottle

Harpoon Hibiscus Cider