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“An excellent way to spend a day beer tasting in Boston” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New England Brewery Tours

New England Brewery Tours
64 Chestnut Street #2, Boston, MA 02129
617-539-6055
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Ranked #11 of 22 Food & Drink in Boston
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Owner description: New England Brewery Tours was created to provide an unforgettable beer experience and to give you an inside look at all the incredible things going on in New England’s beer industry. We love beer (especially our local beer) and want to share all of the reasons why, so we created a fun and safe way to visit greater Boston’s breweries and sample award-winning beers.
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“An excellent way to spend a day beer tasting in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We have just spent an extremely enjoyable day with Matt our guide and owner on a New England Brewery Tour. We visited 3 breweries (Sam Adams, Jack's Abby and Blue Hills) where we sampled over 15 beers, and had a delicious and filling 4 course lunch at Sel de la Terre which included another 4 paring beers all included in the price. As it was mid March, my husband and i were the only ones booked in with Matt for the day, so had a private tour, but i'm sure it would have been just as personal if there had been more of us there. Matt was extremely knowledgable and after each tour, told us a bits that weren't mentioned on each tour which gave us a little bit more insight than we had already received. I would certainly recommend the New England Brewery Tour - a great day out that you will certainly not be disappointed in!

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“Fun way to spend the day in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had a few friends in town and wanted to do something where we/they got to experience Boston off the beaten path, drink, and have fun for the day. We heard about New England Brewery Tours and had a blast. Even if you yourself have gone to one or more of these breweries separately or tasted their flagship beers, here's why I would recommend the tour:

1) It's a unique thing to do for those not wanting to do anything too touristy and our tour operator was an overall super nice guy and very knowledgeable about the local beer scene and Boston in general.
2) You get picked up and dropped off sooo...you can drink and not have to drive!
3) You get to experience three breweries in one day. Normally, I could only go to one of these because of the drinking and driving thing and they aren't super close to one another. Also, by going to more than one, we got to see the differences between startup breweries versus more established ones, which was pretty cool.
4) We get reserved tour times and get to go right to the front of the line! VIP!! You may not think this is a big deal but at one of the breweries, the tours were sold out for the next FOUR HOURS. If you went on your own, we would have had to shift plans or do a lot of waiting around, which we thankfully didn't have to do.
5) We got to try so many beers at each of the breweries - many of which were totally new!
6) Amazing beer paired lunch. Gourmet food with local beers; enough said! I wouldn't have thought to pair craft beers with the four courses we had - but it worked well and that was pretty eye opening.

If you want to do something unique and fun in Boston, I would highly recommend New England Brewery Tours.

Visited February 2013
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“Great brewery tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I just went on a tour with New England Brewery Tours and I wanted to share what a great experience I had. It was a great way to spend the day, filled with drinking great beers and eating great food. The best part of the day, besides drinking beer all day, was the unbelievable service. If you are looking for a relaxed, fun way to spend the day, look no further. The tour provides door to door service, access to great breweries, and a great lunch with none of the headaches as everything was planned by the company. All accommodations are taken care of for you, and all you have to do is be ready to have a fun day. With all the local breweries around, you can't possibly go to all of them in one day, so I will be planning my next tour soon!

Visited September 2012
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“New England Brewery Tours is a must!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Anyone visiting Boston or a lifelong resident like myself, New England Brewery Tours is a must! I was on a recent tour with some friends. Matt (owner) was our guide and a great time was had by all! The day consisted of three local breweries tours (Harpoon, Blue Hills and Jack's Abbey) and fantastic four course lunch (with beer pairings) at Legal Seafood Test Kitchen. NEBT took care of all the details, including pick up and drop off service. Each tour walked you through the entire brewing process with a guide that answered all our questions. After we got to taste many different beers at all the breweries.
Tasting many varieties of beer, a great lunch and not having to worry about driving makes New England Brewery Tours a must!!!!

Visited September 2012
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“a must for beer people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

even if you think you know a lot about beer, New England Brewery Tours is a great way to spend an afternoon. I went with some friends on a recent Saturday and it was great - great option for friends in from out of town or even co-workers if you can deal with them!

Harpoon, Jack's Abbey, Blue Hills - a couple of local gems...really cool opportunity to get private tour hosted by the owner of NEBT, Matt. He was fun and knew his stuff about beers - lots of different beers to taste - and a GREAT lunch at Legal LTK to soak up the suds.

We had a great time - put it on the agenda

Visited September 2012
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