One thing I really wanted to do when I was in Boston was go on a brewery tour. I love beer, I love tasting local beers, and every brewery tour I’ve been on has been a blast. Lucky for me, Samuel Adams – which makes some of my favorite brews – is based in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston and offers FREE (!!) tours!
I popped in around 11 a.m. on a Friday and there happened to be a tour starting ten minutes from then, so I jumped right on it! They don’t take reservations so I felt really lucky to have the timing work out so well. I had so much fun learning about the brewing process and (especially) getting to sample their different trademark beers. Also, our tour guide was hilarious!
The waiting area was like a mini museum – so much fun to look around and start picking up fun facts before the tour even started.
My “ticket” to get on the tour.
Little glimpses of the brewhouse and barrel room. Fun fact: This brewery in Boston is for testing and research purposes. The bulk of their brewing is done in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
At the end of the tour, we got these tiny beer glasses to keep as souvenirs. Not bad for a tour that only cost a suggested $2 charity donation!
Overall, I highly recommend doing the Samuel Adams brewery tour if you’re ever in Boston with some time to kill. If you do, it’s at 30 Germania Street off the orange line on the T. It’s a bit of a trek, but well worth it!
Have you ever been on a brewery tour or considered one on your travels?