My husband left our Boston apartment early to go get tickets because on their website it says they often sell out. When he returned he told me the line had been quite long, but he secured us a 2pm tour for 4 as we had friends in town. He also told me they had renovated the brewery and now had a beer hall - I was beyond excited!
When we arrived, we went upstairs to the new beer hall, and it was indeed, quite large! They have beautiful large wooden tables to sit at, a gigantic bar in the middle where you can get pints or samplers, and they have beers on tap you can't get in stores. They also now serve pretzels!
We went on the tour, and it was just as good as I remember going on last year with my husband's parents. It was nice though, now the tasting room is the old starting point of the original tour, which is great because now you're not crowded into a tiny room with a load of other people waiting to go on their tour.
For $5 you can't beat going on the Harpoon tour and trying out some great beer.