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Samuel Adams Brewery

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Jamaica Plain
As featured in One Day in BeanTown
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Address: 30 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2315
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+1 617-368-5080
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 15:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Boston Brewery Tour plus Lunch or Dinner

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Go right off the plane to here......

I don't drink much but damn if this or Cheers was not going to be my first stop in Boston. Take a camera, good walking shoes, a thirst for knowledge, and readiness to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't drink much but damn if this or Cheers was not going to be my first stop in Boston. Take a camera, good walking shoes, a thirst for knowledge, and readiness to get drunk... The tour is Free they just ask fro donations, we gave $5.00 a person. They teach you not only how to drink bear, but how... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took a family of 5, kids ages 9, 13 and 22. COST: It is free. They ask for a $2 donation per person that they give back to 3 local charities. Nice Gesture TOUR: Lasts about 30 minutes of learning how beer is made, then 30 minutes in a tasting section. Plenty of beer to go around, we had... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative tour followed by beer tastings, what could be better?! Guide was entertaining and the tastings include their current experimental beer :) The trolley to Doyle's was fun but my friends and I waited over an hour for our food and had to leave without eating.

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Naperville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was just a whim of a stop. We accidentally went the wrong way on the Orange Line, and ended up with a highlight of our trip to Boston. Brendan was an incredible tour guide. But the two guys at the front desk, 10am 2/9/17 we also wonderful. They welcomed us with a New Englander welcome! Highlighting other areas we... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam Adams is my favourite beer so knew that we had to do the tour while we were in Boston. It's worth pointing out that this isn't where they brew most of the beer now, just some of the specialist and trial lines. For me that didn't matter though, as in the course of an hour they talk you through... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brewery tour was good, with plenty of corny jokes and free tastings to make the free admission (although a donation of at least $2 is encouraged for charity) totally worth it. But it was the free trolley to Doyle's cafe afterwards that made me really love Sam Adams. They clearly support their local neighbors (Doyle's Cafe), and their incorporation... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an informative and fun tour. Nice to try the different brews afterward. Go to the local pub afterward to continue the frivolity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you didn't know beforehand that this is not the actual brewery for the beer you buy in the store then maybe it wouldn't be a surprise. The staff was fun and gave the usual robotic tour you might expect with a few jokes thrown in, but maybe they shouldn't be allowed to drink all day-the Friday afternoon tour was... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been on many beer tours & this one was informative. Hands on experience with several beer tastes examining color/taste/clarity/brew styles. Reminded me of the wineries of Napa & Sonoma ... BUT with beer. Gift store too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a tour with connor a couple days before the new years. He was great and knowledgable about the brewing process of beer. My favorite part was the tasting section at the beginning . I enjoyed his insight. I have already recommend this tour to people I meet through my job here in Madison WI.

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