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 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.
Rapscallion opens their new brewing facility and taproom in Spencer. While a modernized facility, beer is still hand-brewed using non-automated technology.
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.
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 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.
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.
Concord Brewery is founded in West Concord, just miles away from the restaurant on the banks of the Nashoba brook.
Claude Miquel, later the father-in-law of Rapscallion co-proprietor Peter Daniel, purchases the property and opens Chez Claude, a French restaurant.
Harvard Lager, later adopted as a Rapscallion recipe, is first brewed in Lowell. It is the oldest beer recipe in Massachusetts.