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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
Phone Number: 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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For the love of beer

Went to the morning mash tour which you have to reserve, still free but its the first tour of the day. Dan was a cool and funny tour guide who did a great job. You get to taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wyandotte, Michigan
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Wyandotte, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the morning mash tour which you have to reserve, still free but its the first tour of the day. Dan was a cool and funny tour guide who did a great job. You get to taste some barley and mash up some hops in ur hands. The brewery is really small as the larger sites are in other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Samuel Adams. I have to say the free beer tasting helped. Very relaxed atmosphere and entertaining. However beware of drinking too much as you have to pass through the gift shop to exit and are likely to spend far more than you would normally. We also took the free trolley to Doyle's Enjoyed the ride... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So I know I'm in the minority with this review, but I was just disappointed with this tour, I expected more. Maybe it's because it was 95 degrees outside, about 83 inside and very crowded and I was grumpy. But I thought the tour was cheesy. And yes, it is free. But I would prefer to pay $10 or $15... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jennifer did the the Mash tour on a Monday morning in July 2016. Jennifer was very engaging and imparted lots of knowledge. It was simply the best brewery tour I have ever had so far.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were hesitant to go thinking it might be too long or even boring but we love the beer and thought we would give it a try. Turned out the tour was interesting, informative and just the right amount of time. Our tour guide named Jack was very funny and made the experience all that much better!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was fun and interesting, followed by a beer tasting. Tour guides enjoy what they do. Price is right - free! although they do ask for a $2 donation.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good tour. Our guide (Joe) was excellent; knowledgeable, personable and a great sense of humour. The tour starts with a real hands on introduction to brewing. You actually chew on some different barley to appreciate the taste from different levels of roasting and you rub hops between your hands to release the aroma. Facinating! You finish up with tasting... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great free tour and talk about the being process, you only need to make a donation. The guides made the visit very enjoyable and you then get to taste and appraise three types of ale, you can certainly drink enough to stop you from driving! You also manage to keep tasting glasses which make great souvenirs to remember your trip... More 

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

I'm not a beer drinker, but my husband is and he enjoyed the tour. Learning and sampling. Our tour guide was informative and she knew her stuff. It was her last day so we helped the staff toast her and wish her well.

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Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe was a great tour guide- made it interesting beyond the science of beer. Of course, they did the whole fermentation process presentation, but they let you eat malt and play in hops. Something I'd never gotten to do before on a brewery tour. And the tasting at the end was nice too. :-)

Thank Stephanie F

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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.