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Samuel Adams Brewery

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Address: 30 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2315
Phone Number: 617-368-5080
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Boston Brewery Tour

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Brewery tours & tastings

A decent brewery tour. No charge for entry, however a $2 charitable donation is "suggested." Tour groups spend about half of the tour learning about the various ingredients that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A decent brewery tour. No charge for entry, however a $2 charitable donation is "suggested." Tour groups spend about half of the tour learning about the various ingredients that go into brewing beer, seeing the small active brewing area (the Boston brewery is only an R&D facility, not a full-scale brewery) and having questions answered by the tour guide. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have taken multiple friends who were visiting Boston. It is out of the city, but a fun start to kick off the day of site seeing. Informative and fun with a low cost. Easy access to the transit to take you back right into the heart of the city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been on my fair share of brewery tours (big and small) and this was one of the more disappointing ones. The tour guide was fine, but unimpressive. He spoke much to quickly causing many people's eyes to glaze over. You see next to nothing and aren't able to taste many of the beers. The whole point of going to... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sam Adams Brewery Tour was fun. The tour is free, although they do ask for a small donation to the three charities they support - not much to ask as most tours I've been on have been over $10 a piece. The tour takes you into a space where they talk about how beer is made, what the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed our tour with our guide FooFoo. She was full of energy, and as a "professional beer taster" she knew a lot about the brewing process and of all Sam Adams beers. The tastings were great and we got to keep the glass as a souvenir. If you go on this tour as part of the Go Boston card -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i went for the "big" tour in the brewery and i must admit it was good even though it started at 9.30 in the morning (not a good time to get drunk!) the tour guide was excellent !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Sam Adams brewery tour while in Boston. It was a lot of fun! While waiting for the tour to begin they do have memorabilia and such to look at. Then the tour guide starts by telling you about the process and some history, but he did it in a fun and interesting way. After that you take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time doing this! The tour guides are pretty awesome, funny, and really knowledgeable about their stuff. Got there in the afternoon and thought we might have missed the opportunity to go on the tour, but there really were a ton of spots open, and we only had to wait a half an hour. The lobby has everything... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to tour the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston. It's really nice - free tour, though they do ask for donations to charities. Not a problem! We got to learn about (and sample) some of the ingredients that go into the making of beer. Then, we got to see where the beers are actually made. Our guide explained the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour in August 2016. The tour is free, but they ask for a two dollar donation to help the children in the city. The tour is very informative and they have a great souvenir shop. At the end of the tour you get to taste beers that are not on the market yet, and as a bonus... More 

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Staying in Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.