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Harpoon History from 2007 to 2011

2007: Harpoon Cider is Introduced
2008: The Leviathan Series Introduced
2010: New Tanks

2007: Harpoon Cider is introduced

Harpoon Cider came to be much in the same way that Harpoon was started. Several Harpooners were fans of hard cider, but weren't satisfied with the choices of local cider. So we decided to make it ourselves. We found a cider mill about 40 miles from Boston that could provide us with the juice of freshly-pressed local apples. We had them tanker it to our brewery in Boston, we put it in a fermentation tank, added our proprietary yeast, and that was it. No added colors, preservatives, sweeteners - nothing. Just pure apple juice, fermented – craft cider.

Harpoon Cider is great to cook with, and even better to enjoy while cooking.    

Harpoon Cider



2008: The Leviathan Series is introduced

In June of 2008, we introduced the Harpoon Leviathan Series, a limited edition line of specialty “BIG” beers. This series is a way for us to experiment with stronger flavors and bigger beers. It is both a compelling brewing challenge to develop the beers, and gratifying work to offer our drinkers a broader range of tastes and styles. Beers in this series have included an Imperial IPA, a wheat wine called Triticus, Baltic Porter, Red Squared, Quad, and Saison Royale.

              Leviathan Series Imperial IPA


2010: New tanks

In December of 2010 4 very LARGE conditioning tanks arrived and were put into place and an equally huge waste water tank was installed. These new tanks, along with the new infrastructure in place for additional tanks to be installed as needed, significantly increased the capacity of our Boston brewery.

Number of tanks installed:
5 total, four fermenters and one waste water storage tank.

The tanks tower 35" into the air.

Each fermenter holds 1,000 kegs of beer.

They were produced by a very well respected European brewing tank manufacturer called Ziemanns, in the beautiful river city of Ludwigsburg, Germany (near Stuttgart).

Used for:
BEER!! Fermenting gallons upon gallons of glorious, freshly-brewed Harpoon beer!


new tanks installed