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User Reviews (17 Reviews)
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 29, 2013
This is a great tour, with plenty of samples passed around at the end. Keep an eye out on the tour, you might see some of the brewers from the recent tv commercials. The brewery also offers a free shuttle to a nearby pub on certain days.
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoOct 21, 2013
The tour guides at Sam Adams are the best - funny, knowledgeable, know their beer, and tell you about their beer in a timely fashion so you can get to the best part, the tasting. You also get to taste and smell the raw hops, which makes it a very hands-on experience.
The tastings are held in a separate room with long wooden tables, and you usually get to taste around 5 or 6 different kinds. If you're lucky, they may test out a new beer on you, leaving you feeling oh-so-special (and, often, a little buzzed). Bonus point: you get to keep your glass.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 21, 2013
The Sam Adams Brewery Tour and tasting is the perfect thing to do with visitors from out of town. It's incredibly Bostony, the tour guides a clever and fun, and the tasting is pretty solid--especially when you consider the fact that tours are technically free, with a $2 suggested donation (which actually goes to charity). The only thing I will say is that it can get pretty crowded on the weekends, so it's best to go earlier--that is if you don't mind getting a buzz at 10 am.
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMay 15, 2013
Tucked in a random area of Boston, you have to go to the Sam Adams Brewery for a tour if you like beer and find yourself in Boston. Be warned, it's no secret -- tours book up fast, so make sure you make arrangements ahead of time! It is your typical brewery tour, and at the end you can sit in their mini beer garden and enjoy drinks for as long as you like. They'll come around frequently with some samples for you.
Tip: If you go on the day of a Red Sox game, they have a old-school cable car that takes you to Fenway for free.
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoJan 17, 2013
Free tasting and a good tour at Samuel Adams Brewery Company. It's convenient located near the "T" (subway) and fun. Lots of pictures taken and plenty of tasting...you also get to meet fellow beer lovers along the tour.
The tour takes about an hour and it's definitely something to do when you're in Boston. All indoors and perfect for a rainy day.
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoAug 29, 2012
I’ve been around and taken a lot of brewery tours and I have to say that out of all of them, the Sam Adams Brewery Tour is my absolute favorite. Every tour guide is fluent in the art of beer brewing and has a full understanding of the company and its history. Not only is the tour entertaining and education, but they also serve the most samples of any tour I’ve ever been on. But we don’t drink for the sake of drinking! The tour guides explain proper beer sampling techniques as well as talk about the inspiration behind each recipe that is served.
The brewery also works in conjunction with Doyle’s Cafe, the restaurant down the street. On select days, the Doyle's trolley makes runs between the brewery and the restaurant, taking tipsy guests safely for a bite to eat. The best part: order a Sam Adams beer and you’ll be able to take the “Perfect Pint” Sam Adams glass home for free!Recommended for:History Buffs
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoJul 05, 2012
Free private tour ($2 donation suggested)! This place smells so good and lively. I am a fan of Sam Adams now! Don't forget to visit the gift shop. About 20-minute T (Orange line) ride from city center and 5-minute walk from Stony Brook station.
- Samuel Adams Brewery CoJul 05, 2012
To put it up front, I didn't dislike this tour, but having experienced significantly better tour organization as well as beers at Harpoon Brewery, if you only had a chance to go to one place, I'd make it Harpoon instead of Sam Adams.
Came here on a mildly sunny November day and got the free tour ticket right away for the next tour. We were the last two to get in on the next tour. I felt lucky until I found out there are about 100 people per tour group and if you end up in the back, you will have a hard time trying to hear what they're saying despite the PA system they use.
I liked that there was a little museum almost in Sam Adams to tell you all about their beers, but I felt a little tricked by their "you need to donate $2 per ticket" forced volunteer donation when they really could have just charged. What if you came here thinking it was free and brought no cash? Luckily I had plenty for traveling so I donated. They give you a hard time for not donating as well, but it's like so unexpected so I think that's a bit rude.
They go through about 30 minutes of talk around their brewery which isn't very big since their big production location is elsewhere in the country and then you get the beer. Most people are socially awkward, inept or obnoxious until they get to the tasting room part of the tour.
They don't pour you everything but the Boston Brick Red was pretty good. They pour you out their standard share and I think its 3-4 beers. You get enough, but not plenty like you do at Harpoon (unlimited!!!!).
Their store was cool and I bought some "authentic lager" glasses. Yay.