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Samuel Adams Brewery

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Jamaica Plain
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Address: 30 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-2315
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+1 617-368-5080
10:00 am - 3:00 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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One of the best and most informative brewery tours

This tour was absolutely excellent! It gave a much greater understanding of brewing beer than any other brewery tours I've taken (over 50). From rubbing the hops between your... read more

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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed today NEW

This tour was absolutely excellent! It gave a much greater understanding of brewing beer than any other brewery tours I've taken (over 50). From rubbing the hops between your hands to bring out the oils, to eating the roasted grains, this was an experience that applied all your senses to help you understand how the different ingredients impart flavours into... More 

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Though this one is located further from Boston it's worth the drive out to Jamaican Plains. Jeff was our tour guide whose dry humor hit the mark and provided laughs along the way. Highly recommend this tour and save the extra time to go to Doyle's to get your free Boston Lager glass while ordering your pint!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For people who have been to other breweries such as Heineken this tour is not as exciting but it is free and you get to taste a few beers which is great. We were able to start the tour as soon as we got there, pretty big groups. Recommend going if you are in Boston for a few days

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see when you come to Boston. Our guide Jeff has a great sense of humor! He knows the history of the brewery and engages the entire group during the tour. Very entertaining and informative. A must! Enjoy!

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Pfafftown, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was able to jump in on the first brewery tour of they day and found it very informative and interactive. Our guide allowed up to smell and taste the basic components that their beer is brewed from (hops, malt, grain, and water) and they go to the tasting room and experience how it all comes together. I even learned... More 

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Brunswick, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was a brief description of the process of beer making, where we got to smell and taste the ingredients that go into the beer, see where it's brewed, and - best of all- try a few different types of beer. The guide was very funny and knowledgeable. He talked us through a taste assessment so we knew what... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun tour. 1/2 hour tour & 1/2 hour of tasting. About a 20 minute subway ride from downtown & 5-10 minute walk from there. My husband & I enjoyed! Lee was a great tour guide. Thanks to her!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great FREE tour of the brewery that was funny and educational and wasn't boring for a second. We were literally shocked the tour was free as well as the tastings. Would absolutely go back! Matt was great!!! We went to Doyle's after that they suggested which has a ton of Sam Adams beers totally worth going to.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For an optional small donation to worthwhile charities, Sam Adams brewery provides a free tour of their research facility as well as free tasting of three different kinds of beers (plus they give you souvenir glasses to boot!). The tour includes learning about the different ingredients of beer as well as the process to make beer. It’s a short ride... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a large group of friends (like 20). Tour group s were LARGE ( but it was marathon weekend so every place seemed busy) Scott was a wonderful tour guide. Tips: Get there early, there is hardly any parking. You can take the T or Uber. It's like the typical brewery tour; see and taste ingredients. See the barrel... More 

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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.
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