About Us

Why “Rapscallion”?

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. To this day, 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.

Our Team

Our team is present and hands-on. At the brewery, our head brewer sees every batch through from start to finish, creating truly hand-brewed rather than craft brewed beer. At our restaurants, our chefs are assisted by a small, hand-picked team in preparing each dish. Behind the scenes, our management staff members not only have expertise in their respective fields, but also roll up their sleeves, wear many hats, and cheerfully fill in wherever needed. Our team truly is a family.

As owners, we are present every day, greeting customers and guiding our crew. If we are not there when you visit, you will likely find us out in the community, connecting with other small business owners, pouring our beer at a charitable event, or stealing some time with our families.

Our History

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  • Acton Farmhouse

    Acton Farmhouse

    A farmhouse is built in Acton that now houses Table & Tap.

  • Harvard Lager

    Harvard Lager

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

  • Chez Claude, Acton

    Chez Claude, Acton

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

  • Concord Brewery

    Concord Brewery

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

  • Rapscallion is Born

    Rapscallion is Born

    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.

  • Sturbridge Opens

    Sturbridge Opens

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

  • Acton Opens

    Acton Opens

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

  • Head Brewer

    Head Brewer

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

  • Concord Opens

    Concord Opens

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

  • Sturbridge Moves

    Sturbridge Moves

    Rapscallion Brewery leaves the space at 195 Arnold Road in order to expand operations. Brothers Cedric and Peter purchase property at 8 Meadow Road in Spencer for their new brewery operations and begin planning and construction on a new pub at 3 Arnold Road in Sturbridge.

  • Spencer Opens

    Spencer Opens

    Rapscallion opens their new brewing facility and taproom in Spencer. While a modernized facility, beer is still hand-brewed using non-automated technology.

  • Canning Line

    Canning Line

    A new canning line is installed at the Spencer Brewery and 12 oz. cans are available for the first time, packaged with recycled fiber biodegradable 6-pack holders.

A Culture of Philanthropy

As part of our commitment to our local communities, we focus our giving on the towns closely surrounding our four locations. We are proud to contribute to the charitable efforts of a variety of local causes.

Inquiries

Are you a nonprofit based in or around Acton, Concord, Spencer, or Sturbridge who is seeking a donation for an upcoming fundraiser? Contact Cedric for Spencer and Sturbridge area inquiries or Peter for Acton and Concord area inquiries.

Our Local Beneficiaries

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

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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