The new and improved Harpoon brewery has been open for awhile now. I paid the 5 bucks to go to it and I was fairly impressed by the attentiveness of the tour guides as well as the set up.
While you wait for your turn Harpoon has set up a nice little bar area with some finger foods. Pretzels made from their own spent grains, not too shabby. And once you go on the tour you get a nice vantage point of the entire brewing process from several locations.
Towards the end of the tour you get 15 minutes to sample as many beers as you can. Even the original recipe batch that you can’t find anywhere else. It was a nice flavor but I can see why they took it out of the line. It doesn’t really stand out from the crowd of the more refined beers they have going on now.