Breweries in Boston

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  • LuvPugs88
    New York City, NY13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the Sam Adams Brewery during a trip to Boston for my spouse's birthday weekend. We decided to try the "Keller Crafted: Artisan Beer & Cheese Experience". This experience involves a tour of the barrel-aging cellar, a detailed history of the barrel-aging process and how new Sam Adams beers are developed, and a paired tasting of two cheeses along with three new/different beers. (We also received a bonus tour of the main brewhouse, which normally is *not* a part of this experience, because of minor delays in getting started - this was a welcome surprise!)

    The experience was very interesting, and our tour guide very engaging and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and very much enjoyed the cheeses and all three beers, which were each very different. The first beer was experimental and had a very unusual flavor, but after the initial surprise and uncertainty, I ended up appreciating the taste and finished the sample. The others were a bit more conventional, but still had their own unique flavor profiles. (Note - there's no guarantee you will like all three samples! The important thing is to stay open minded and be willing to try something new.)

    After the tasting, we had a little time to walk around the cellar, inspect the equipment more closely and ask questions. (If desired, I recommend that you start finishing off any remaining cheese or beer immediately after tasting your third sample, so you are left with adequate time to walk around and ask questions.)

    A fantastic experience and well worth it! Would definitely repeat this experience in the future (samples are likely to be different each time).
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • David D
    Boston, MA0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harpoon is always a great time, I love the open beer hall style. While packed, you can almost always get sitting. They have so many different beer options, and most of them are pretty great!
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • dmg38
    Kimberton, PA34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks for another great visit !! Friendly staff, got to go to a sample tasting , delicious green apple cider ( hope it stays!) and ending with a nice birthday surprise for my son-in-law ! Perfect ending to a snot night !!
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • John S.
    Cincinnati, OH0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like IPA’s this is the place, I have had several of their hazy IPA’s and they are awesome! They have several locations in Boston.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • Madeleine T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm a regular at Notch and really like that they specialize in European beer. In the summer, I highly recommend their beer garden. They also have a lot of food options at the Speedway like Pizza Project and Super Bien.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Mamabrownbear1
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit, take a tour, play some games and try a flight! You can bring in your own food,very relaxed atmosphere, all ages welcome.
    Written March 11, 2019
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  • Virginia P
    Boston, MA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simple menu of beer, pizza and salads, sometimes empanadas (which are sooo yummy and perfect as a dessert). The crew running the place are great and they host all sorts of fun concerts.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Shane R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took my family here while traveling to Boston for a family getaway. The service, food, atmosphere and beer were all excellent. We were not familiar with the area as this was our first visit to Boston. This popped up on a search and we were all glad that it did. It was a wonderful location and everyone enjoyed their food. We got the Detroit style pizza, 2 dozen wings, a lobster roll and a burger. All were excellent. Our server was awesome and helped guide us to the right beers to match our taste. It was a great visit and we will certainly come back again.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • nicole_chelli
    New Haven, CT362 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibe. Beautiful outdoor area with some tables inside, nice big garage doors were open for the warm weather. Came before the Sox game and was the perfect atmosphere. Drinks were average priced. Go inside and check out the market place with a variety of food options. Quick walk to Fenway and Fenway station
    Written April 24, 2023
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  • CoachK2525
    Dedham, MA1,361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcome "cousin" to their Braintree locale. Beer is top shelf and a great setup as far as seating and TVs. Staff is on top of everything and definitely will be back again!!
    Written January 16, 2024
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  • CoachK2525
    Dedham, MA1,361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality extension of Providence RI flagship. Top shelf beers and cool vibe with much of Backlash layout leftover. Def appreciate not having to go to RI to enjoy their beer!! Will easily be back!
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • CoachK2525
    Dedham, MA1,361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    New entry in the Boston Brewery scene and so far, so good. Parking is not the easiest but the spot is beautiful. TVs have heavy soccer focus and sounds like they will get early opening on weekends for International Matches. Only 4 beers on tap so far but all top shelf. Food is just snacking bags and local delivery. Def will be back!
    Written January 16, 2024
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