Save the Date: HopHead Fest 2020

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Save the Date: HopHead Fest 2020

HopHead Fest 2020

April 17th & 18th

12-10pm

The second of four annual festivals at the brewery, and one of the longest-running, Hophead Fest welcomes over a dozen guest beers, featuring the hoppiest selections the area has to offer.

Live music in the taproom from Dodeca, LiveStock, and James Keyes.

Kitchen & Bar Closed Temporarily

Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar in Concord will be closed to fix mechanical systems. We plan to reopen Tuesday 1/21. If you were planning to dine at Kitchen & Bar, please feel free to head to Rapscallion Table & Tap in Acton, and receive 5% off. Sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we address these issues!

2020 Rapscallion Bartender Competition

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Rapscallion Table & Tap, in partnership with sponsor Phillips Distilling Co., will host the first-ever Rapscallion Bartender Competition on January 14, 2020, featuring Prairie Organic Vodka and Gin.

Bartender contestants from across New England will be showcasing their talent and experience in their craft, competing for the coveted title of Rapscallions’ Bartender of the Year.  Contestants will be asked to conceptualize and prepare a single cocktail entry that incorporates Prairie Organic Vodka or Gin. Entries will be judged based on taste and creativity. The winner will receive a cash prize, and the winning cocktail will be honored as a featured cocktail on the Rapscallion Table & Tap menu for the season.  

Interested in experiencing the event? Tickets are $50 at the door and will include bites from Rapscallion’s kitchen and the opportunity to try drinks from the competition, as well as Rapscallion beer, wine, and special cocktails from Phillips Distillery, Co. The competition kicks off at 6 pm, at Rapscallion Table & Tap, located at 5 Strawberry Hill Road, Acton, MA.

21+ only, Valid ID required upon entry

Visit our Facebook event to stay up to date!

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Rapscallion New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Party

Rapscallion Table & Tap in Acton is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party and you’re invited!

Avoid the hassle of traveling this year, and enjoy a festive “house” party at our place, warmed by delicious food, your favorite Rapscallion beers, wine, well spirits, cocktails, and good company!

Tickets are limited. Admission includes:

  • Passed appetizers
  • Beer, Wine, & Well Spirits
  • Complimentary NYE party favors
  • DJ & Dancing
  • Midnight champagne toast
  • Cash bar for cocktails
$60 per person, includes Gratuity
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New Year’s Dinner Specials

Celebrate the New Year with Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar in Concord. We’re offering a special menu available only on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Check out this delicious lineup:

  • Oysters Rockefeller.
  • Vegetable dumplings w/three dipping sauces.
  • Cioppino with half a lobster, mussels, scallops, and shrimp tomato broth with grilled sourdough.
  • Coriander crusted half rack of lamb with cilantro lime rice over a charred onion and white bean salad paired with a chimichurri sauce.
  • White chocolate creme brûlée.
  • Blackberry and Prosecco sorbet.
  • Warm croissant and Belgian chocolate bread pudding served with ice cream.

New Year’s Menu

For reservations, please visit Yelp.

 

The MK Experiment

A Q&A with Rapscallion Head Brewer Jonas Noble about the evolving Mk IPA series.

What inspired the series?   JonasSo my first thought in developing a new IPA was to find a simple way to name/number them while in the development stage. Since we have decided here to keep our beer names short and to the point I went with a term used by manufacturers to number new models. “Mark” is defined as a particular model or type of a vehicle, machine, or device. In other words when something is redesigned, improved or changed, it can be the new mark or mark 2 and so on. The term was actually used in the recent Marvel “Iron Man” movies as well distinguishing the different, evolving suits. Ever since we started at the Sturbridge brewery location there never has been a flagship IPA. We have experimented with lots of types of IPAs but never an everyday IPA. When a new beer is developed I think it should be developed with the customers and we have such a diverse group that comes in all the time. They are the best test kitchen I could ask for.

Tell us about each beer and how the recipes for each informed the others.
The base beer on Mk1 – Mk4 was the same with some minor changes. The most significant variable was the hops. I tried different combinations and quantities, factoring in customer feedback. Mk5 has taken a different route with a different base beer utilizing the hop combination from Mk4. To be a great recipe I think it must evolve and change until its just right. BaMKLabelby steps, as they say.

What has been the feedback on each of the beers so far? Anything surprising, or has it aligned with your thoughts?

I think it has been very positive. They all sold out faster than we could imagine. I think ultimately it’s about what the customers want so I’m doing my best to really listen and apply the feedback.

How many will there be in total?
As many as it takes to choose one and continue the series to experiment.

So, will there eventually be one that will be added to our mainstays and stick around? And would you start a new series of “Marks” then?MK5
My idea is to eventually have our house IPA and continue the series as an experimental venue.

These are your first new beers as head brewer other than Winterfest. What ideas are bouncing around in your head after experimenting with these new recipes?
Well there are so many interesting ingredients out there to try and this series is an avenue to try them. Maybe a new hop, yeasts, different base beers. It will turn into an experimental IPA series that should be fun for me and more fun for the customers to try. As much as I like flavorful hoppy beers I’m fascinated lately by beers like Pilsners and Lagers.

Are there any plans to introduce a new pilsner or lager at any point?
 I hope to have a seasonal Lager program in place within the next year. Having Harvard Lager on all the time but paired with a Pilsner, Oktoberfest, Dark Lager, India Pale Lager and so on based on the season.

Beer is as much of an art as it is a science. There are definitely lots of neat things to come!

Sturbridge

Brewery & Tap Room
195 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA

508-347-7500

Wednesday 4- 8 pm
(To-Go Cans Only)

Thursday - Friday 4-9 pm
Saturday 12-9 pm
Sunday 12-8 pm

Food Truck open Thursday - Sunday
(service ends 1/2 hour prior to close)

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Acton

Table & Tap
5 Strawberry Hill Road
Acton, MA

978-429-8161

Sunday - Wednesday 12 - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday 12 - 10pm

Concord

Kitchen & Bar
208 Fitchburg Turnpike
Concord, MA

978.610.6111

Daily 4 - 9pm