About Us

Why “Rapscallion”?

A small, family-owned business, Rapscallion is equal parts microbrewery, bar, and restaurant, with a hyperfocus on hospitality. Our patrons are friends and our restaurants community hubs where folks gather to share a drink, a meal, and conversation. Our kitchens are scratch, our beer hand-brewed, and our smiles genuine. 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 holds true as a moniker of a model that puts consistency of quality and hospitality above all else, honoring the craft, the Rapscallion customer, and the communities we call home.

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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.

Meet the Owners

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 the operation to include new beers, the Rapscallion brand was born.

Today, Ced and Pete are both active owner-operators who each bring their unique talents and energy to the business. Ced manages Raps West, which consists of the Spencer Brewery & Taproom and all brewing operations as well as the Sturbridge Pub, while Pete manages Raps Acton.

Our History

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.

First Brick & Mortar Opens

First Brick & Mortar Opens

Rapscallion makes Sturbridge its first brick and mortar home. The converted barn at 195 Arnold Road houses Rapscallion’s full brewing operation as well as a popular taproom.

Acton Table & Tap Opens

Acton Table & Tap 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.

Rapscallion Expands

Rapscallion Expands

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 Brewery & Taproom Opens

Spencer Brewery & Taproom 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.

Sturbridge Pub Opens

Sturbridge Pub Opens

Rapscallion Pub officially opens at 3 Arnold Road in Sturbridge, occupying both floors of the building and providing two bars, a scratch kitchen, and a full cocktail and wine list in addition to their hand-brewed beers.

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.


Are you a nonprofit based in or around Acton, Spencer, or Sturbridge who is seeking a donation for an upcoming fundraiser? Contact us at hello@visitrapscallion.com for all 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