Samuel Adams Brewery
Samuel Adams Brewery
4.5
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Visit us at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery! Join one of our experiences to learn about the brew process of our R&D brewhouse or dive into exclusive barrel-aged beers paired with local cheese. Our Beer Garden and Taproom feature a constant rotation of limited-release beers and events like weekly trivia and live music.
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Stony Brook • 4 min walk
  • Green St • 8 min walk
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Wismickchick
Kenosha, WI132 contributions
Jul 2022
We went to the Sam Adams brewery for what we thought was a tour. We have been on many other brewery tours so we expected the same type of experience. However, this experience should more be labeled an information session and beer tasting. You get at least 3 pours of 3 different beers included in the "tour". You first enter the brewing room where the guide gave you your first tasting and gave you some history on beer and some information on how Samuel Adams brewery does their brewing (which most of it happens in Cincinnati). Our guide was full of energy and funny so she made things very interesting. We then went to a separate room with three long tables where we all sat. There we got 2 more pours, one of which was a new beer that was in the research and development phase. The guide also showed us how to properly taste our beer using 4 out of the 5 senses. We were lucky to be sitting with a very fun group, so it made our hour "tour" very fun! Afterwards we went into their bar area and enjoyed some more beers. The bartenders were very friendly and answered all of our questions and allowed us to sample some of the beers before ordering. They also have a really pretty outdoor area to sit in if you wish and a small variety of food to order. While it wasn't the time we expected, we still enjoyed the experience......and of course the beer!!
Written August 5, 2022
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Steve
Nottingham, UK1,846 contributions
Feb 2020
If you are around Faneuil Hall then you must visit the Samuel Adams tap room.

Around 15 beers/ales to choose from or if you can’t decide on one then get a sampler (4 small beers/ales) - 7$ for a beer or 16$ for a sampler.

Large bar area upstairs but the main area is downstairs with plenty of tables.

Be prepared to wait though to get in... it’s always very popular and have noticed when walking past that there has been queues.

Definitely recommend.
Written February 18, 2020
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Mike
Birmingham, UK43 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
What a great tour Samual Adams offer. The chance to see and find out about the history of the Samual Adams brewery. The basic tour only cost $10 each and for that you get a full understanding of brewery, a glass of beer while your guide tell you the history and plenty interesting facts. Our guide Sarah was excellent. Once the first part is over your then get to taste some more beers where you’re guide will explain how judges rate beers for competitions. It was a great way to spend an hour or so and then head off into the Tap Room to try the rest of the products.
Written August 18, 2022
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JacquelineBajinski
Ontario, Canada66 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I visited Samuel Adams Brewery while we were visiting Boston, it came highly recommended to us.

While the beers are great, expect to wait in many lines and sit with people that aren't in your party. There was a line to get in, a line to get beer at the bar, and a long line of people waiting for a seat inside the brewery. The seating is first come, first serve. There is bar stool seating around the bar, a few tables upstairs, a set of four leather chairs by the front door, and many long tables downstairs. We were lucky enough to have a couple invite us to sit with them in the leather chairs by the front door.

We were slightly disappointed because they were out of their Kolsch when we visited (only two hours after they opened at 12 pm). It must be a popular beer and go fast. If you're looking to try that, I recommend showing up early! My brother in law visited when they opened and said there was already a long line to get in long before they opened. It's a very popular place to visit downtown.

Overall, we're happy we visited the brewery. The bartenders provided great chat and service, despite being so busy. The beers were great, we enjoyed them. We tried the Helles Lager, the Boston Lager, and the Crisp Lager. Our favourite was the famous Boston Lager. I can't speak on how the food or brewery tours are since we just stopped in for a beer.

I would recommend checking it out if you're a big Samuel Adams or beer fan, just plan accordingly because it's a very busy place. It would be a fun place to grab a few beers with a small group of friends.
Written November 25, 2021
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Jeffrey D
Troy, NY64 contributions
Nov 2021
Visiting the Sam Adams brewery has been on our to-do list when visiting Boston, and we finally had the chance. We arrived at 3:30 on a miserably rainy day with a 4:30 tour time. Due to the weather the inside was crowded, but we managed to get a dry outdoor table under cover where we enjoyed a preparatory flight of beer and a giant pretzel. The tour itself was not what we expected. This brewery is extremely small... you basically walk in one room where they point to the various pieces of equipment and explain the beer making process. Our tour guide was personable and explained the process well. A good thing is they give you a beer to enjoy on the tour. When you're done in the brew room you go to a tasting room to learn more and try one of their experimental brews. Ours was very good, and it was fun to try something that hasn't hit the market. You get to keep the glass and the sample glass as souvenirs.

If you go in with the understanding that this isn't much of a facility you'll be fine. The microbrewery restaurants in my area have more production capacity than this site.
Written November 14, 2021
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Eric I.
11 contributions
Oct 2022
If you're a fan of Sam Adams beer, the brewery is a must-see spot when you're in Boston! I went with my family, and we spent about 2 hours. We all ordered flights of different beer flavors for tasting and ordered some snacks too. They have a really nice gift/merchandise shop where they have Sam Adams branded clothing, mugs, glasses, beer taps, and so much more. I ended up buying a really nice hoodie which is super soft and really comfortable. The rest of my family picked up some nice mugs too.

We did not opt for the tour this time, but we did enjoy their outdoor patio and tasting room. The patio has a good amount of seating available for everyone. We sat around the fire pit and enjoyed our company, beer, and snacks. The people working were beyond accommodating. I asked the bartender if I could take a glass home. Not only did she say yes but she took my used beer glass and let me have a clean one off the shelf for free. The salsa and chips were plentiful, but I ran out of chips, so they gave me more, free of charge. It's little things like this that get me to come back to places, time and time again.

Overall, it was a really relaxing and enjoyable experience. The beer was nice and cold and tasted so fresh as if it was poured right from the wooden barrel. Thank you again for being so kind to us! We will for sure be back! This was true hospitality.
Written October 23, 2022
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Terry H
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was my wife’s first visit to a brewery and my second. We used the Orange Line from Downtown Crossing. It was only a 10 min walk from the terminal to the brewery. We arrived a little early to our tour time so visited the bar and store before queuing up for the tour. Beer selections in the bar was numerous and tough to make a choice. We selected Porch Rocker since it was a very hot afternoon. We also ordered some soft pretzels which were huge! One order split between the two of us was plenty.

The brewery tour was really good and entertaining. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious. Within the first 5 minutes you could tell this was going to be a very fun light-hearted tour. There were plenty of beer samples and, of course, we could take our sample glasses home with us. The wife had a happy smile from ear to ear after the tour. Not sure if her smile was from all the beer samples, the awesome tour and visit, or a combination of both. Either way we both highly recommend taking time to visit the Sam Adams Brewery.
Written July 7, 2022
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Steve R
Temecula, CA2,149 contributions
Feb 2020
This should be on any beer lovers list to do while in Boston. It is a few miles from city center but just a $13 UBER each way if you are staying in the Downtown area.

The tour is free but they just ask for a $2 donation that goes to g a few good causes. You will learn a lot about the brewing process and get to taste some very good beer. There are MANY kinds os Sam Adams beer here that is only available here. I had no idea how many different beers they brew.
Written February 6, 2020
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darrindsr
Stoke-on-Trent, UK9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We did this free tour on our recent trip to Boston, take the orange T line to Green St Station, it’s then about a 5 minute walk to the Brewery. It’s informative, if a little rushed, but also done in a light hearted way and enjoyable through the brewing process. Then into the sample room to sample 3 different beers with your free sample size glass and amusing tasting notes.Afterwards it goes through the gift shop and then into the tap room with loads more beers to buy & try. If you like beer, then as it’s free it’s a good way to spend an hour or two. I believe there are other tours that you can pay for, but don’t know how much better they are than the free one.
Written February 2, 2020
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Randall M
Sunset Beach, NC400 contributions
Jan 2020
If you have any interest in beer, then Sam Adams Brewery should be on your radar next time you visit BeanTown. It is a FREE guided tour. This is a small operation, yet you'll learn a lot of interesting facts about the process along the way. The staff makes this a delightful experience. So, the tour last between 45 minutes to an hour, with at least the last 20 - 25 minutes made up of beer tasting! Yes, that's right, You will be an expert in the art of using all your senses to examine and enjoy the beverage you never knew. And you can visit the tap room (I recommend having a flight before the tour) to complete the tour. There is a small gift shop to purchase souvenirs.
Written January 8, 2020
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Samuel Adams Brewery (Boston) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Samuel Adams Brewery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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