About Us

History

1792

Acton

A farmhouse is built that now houses Table & Tap.

1898

Rapscallion

Harvard Lager, later adopted as a Rapscallion recipe, is first brewed in Lowell. It is the oldest beer recipe in Massachusetts.

1976

Acton

Claude Miquel, later the father-in-law of Rapscallion co-proprietor Peter Daniel, purchases the property and opens Chez Claude, a French restaurant.

1993

Rapscallion

Concord Brewery is founded in West Concord, just miles away from the restaurant on the banks of the Nashoba brook.

2007

Rapscallion

Twin brothers Peter and Cedric Daniel purchase Concord Brewery, then located in Lowell, MA, adopting Rapscallion as its name. They move to Paper City Brewing in Holyoke and launch production of Rapscallion Honey, the ale which becomes their flagship beer.

2013

Sturbridge

Rapscallion takes over the lease and operation, making Sturbridge its first brick and mortar home.

2015

Acton

Peter and Cedric open Rapscallion Table & Tap, carrying on a family tradition of hospitality along with brewing and sharing a century of beer recipes.

2016

Sturbridge

Rapscallion assumes management of the disc golf course on the grounds in partnership with Green Light Disc Golf, designing a new 18 hole course.

2017

Rapscallion

Rapscallion adds a food truck as a fixture at the brewery, running Friday through Sunday.

2017

Rapscallion

Brewer Jonas Noble is promoted to Head Brewer, running and managing all aspects of the brewing operation.

2018

Rapscallion

Rapscallion opens a second restaurant in Concord, MA. Kitchen & Bar focuses on seafood paired with Belgian-inspired beers.

Our Model

An Old English word meaning "a playfully mischievous individual," we adopted the name Rapscallion from a special line of beers within Concord Brewery's portfolio when we became its fourth ownership group in 2007. As two young brothers from humble beginnings and a long line of small business owners, the name appealed to us for its history, its uniqueness and most of all its association with rebelliousness. We've always cheered for the underdog, the self-made man and the Robin Hoods of the world, because we believe in living with humility, working hard, and giving back. Nearly a decade later, the name "Rapscallion" continues to hold true as a moniker of a model which is defiantly small: Rapscallion is a MA-only microbrewery that puts freshness, quality and consistency above all else, honoring the craft, the Rapscallion customer and the communities we call home.

Decidedly local, we believe that beer should reflect the uniqueness of its region and native ingredients, which is why we partner with local farms for our hops and the honey in our flagship beer. Similarly, at our restaurants we strive to serve the freshest food made with local ingredients. From fresh locally caught seafood to farm fresh produce, we take pride in supporting local farms and small purveyors and let the results speak for themselves.

Likewise, both our tap room and restaurants are places to mix with the locals, so it's no surprise that both locations are likened to publick houses of the past. In an industry and broader market that continue to grow at a head-spinning rate, we will remain defiantly small, committing ourselves to our local community and leaving room for others to prosper in theirs. Proudly housed in locations with rich histories, we aim to sustain a tradition of hard work as we add our story to the timeline.

Giving Back

Raps Direct Charitable Contribution So Far In 2019:

$2400

As part of our commitment to our local community, we focus our giving on the towns closely surrounding our three locations. We are proud to contribute to the charitable efforts of a variety of local causes, and happily report that we gave close to $16,000 in monetary and in-kind sponsorships in 2018.

Inquiries

Are you a nonprofit based in Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Concord, Carlisle, Sturbridge, Southbridge, Brimfield or one of the Brookfields who is seeking a donation for an upcoming fundraiser? Contact Christina for Sturbridge area inquiries or Peter for Acton and Concord area inquiries.

Here are the organizations and initiatives we have recently supported:

Tastefully Ted
Team Hoyt Foundation
Tri-Community Exchange Club
Girl Scouts of Central & Western MA
McCarthy Towne School
Carlisle Education Foundation
Chelmsford Mothers Club
Chelmsford Public Library
Drumlin Farm
Freedoms Way Heritage Area
Minutemen Arc
Assabet Valley LL
St Elizabeth of Hungary
Reuben Hoard Library
Harrington Hospital
Brimfield Trail Association
Family Health Center of Worcester
Concord Childrens Center
Apple Valley Youth Ministry
Carlisle Education Foundation
Katie Hunt Organization
Merriam Elementary School
Discovery Museum
Acton Food Pantry
Westford Preschool
OAR Film Fest
United Way Teen Initiative for Mental Health
Assabet Valley Chamber
Southbridge Fire
AB Lacrosse
Sturbridge Co-Op Preschool
Aislen Cipro Memorial Scholarship
Chamber of Commerce
Ayer Community School
Acton Community Chorus
Littleton Community Farms
Concord Museum
Rosie’s Place
Pan Mass Challenge
Here Today, Adopted Tomorrow
Mike Pecha Cancer Fund
Acton Garden Club
Kent Riley Charitable Fund
AB Boosters
Household Goods
Douglas Festival of Cultures
Thoreau School 12th Road Race
Joshua Hyde Public Library
Pathways for Change
Mass Ed Co.
Auburn Dog Park
SONG (Supporting Orphans Nationally & Globally)
Second Chance Animal Shelter
Saint Michaels Church
TLGV (The Last Green Valley)
OSV
Nature Connection
Team Lick Cancer
Concord Jazz Festival
Opacum Land Trust
ACUI – Association of College Unions
Dana Farber
Hitchcock Free Academy
Let’s Brake The Silence
Knights of Columbus
Opacum Land Trust
Burgess Elementary School
Drumlin Farm-Mass Audubon
Lois Wells Memorial
Stone Soup Concord
Carlisle Kids House
Concord Carousel Preschool
Save a Dog
Ware FD
Nashoba Learning Group
Dudley Charlton Education Foundation
Concord Chorus
Warren FD
AB Proscenium Circus
ABRHS 1993 Reunion
Thoreau School
Buddy Dog Humane Society
Lincoln Land Trust

Sturbridge

Brewery & Tap Room
195 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA

508-347-7500

Mon: 5 to 9pm
Tue-Fri: 3 to 10pm
Sat: Noon to 10pm
Sun: Noon to 8pm

Acton

Table & Tap
5 Strawberry Hill Road
Acton, MA

978-429-8161

Mon*–Sun: 12pm-11:30pm
Kitchen closes at 10pm daily

*Limited menu offered on Mondays

*Reservations recommended
for Fri/Sat evenings

Concord

Kitchen & Bar
208 Fitchburg Turnpike
Concord, MA

978.610.6111

Mon-Sun: 12pm-11pm*

Kitchen closes at 10pm daily

*Reservations recommended
for Fri/Sat evenings