About Us – Old

Peter & Cedric Daniel

Co-proprietors

With small family business roots in Canada and Vermont, twin brothers Cedric and Peter naturally fell into the same in their twenties after working entry-level jobs in the Boston area. In 2004, they started Boston Barrel & Tap, a draft beverage service business. Working nights and weekends on top of their day jobs, they eventually started working with a few small breweries in Eastern MA, including Concord Brewery, then based in Lowell, MA and under its third ownership group at the time. When an opportunity arose, the brothers became the fourth owners, seizing an opportunity to continue in small business and sustain an established and respected portfolio of recipes, eventually expanding it to include new beers.

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, designing a new 18 hole course.

2017

Rapscallion

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

2018

Concord

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

2020

Sturbridge

Rapscallion Brewery & Taproom leaves the space at 195 Arnold Road. Plans are underway to open a brewpub in Sturbridge and a brewing facility with taproom in Spencer.

2021

Spencer

Rapscallion opens a new brewing facility at 8 Meadow Road in Spencer. While a modernized facility, beer is still hand-brewed using non-automated technology. A new canning line is installed and 12 oz. cans are available for the first time, packaged with recycled fiber, biodegradable 6-pack holders. The brewery also features a taproom.

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. 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 person 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.

Giving Back

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.

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 Cedric for Sturbridge area inquiries or Peter for Acton and Concord area inquiries.

The following organizations and initiatives we have supported recently and throughout the years:

Opacum Land Trust
Hitchcock Free Academy
Second Chance Animal Shelter
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

Pub
3 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA

508-347-7500

Reopening January 2022
Stay tuned for details!

Acton

Table & Tap
5 Strawberry Hill Road
Acton, MA

978-429-8161

Sun-Wed: 12-9pm
Th-Sat: 12-10pm

Concord

Kitchen & Bar
208 Fitchburg Turnpike
Concord, MA

978-610-6111

W-Th: 4-10pm
Fri-Sat-Sun: 12-10pm

Spencer

Brewery & Taproom
8 Meadow Road
Spencer, MA

508-885-9972

Mon-Fri 3-9pm
Sat 12-9pm | Sun 12-8pm

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