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Samuel Adams Brewery

Samuel Adams Brewery

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Jamaica Plain, Boston
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    This place is famous for their breweries. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Dulitha W.
    "The tour guides are great and they give free beer :)"(26 Tips)
    Caitlin F.
    "Great free tour (~60 min) that includes three 7oz tastes at the end."(25 Tips)
    Dino H.
    "Fun and entertaining brewery tour and beer tasting."(16 Tips)
    Joshua S.
    "I've been on three tours, by far the best tour."(7 Tips)
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  • Maria L.heart icon on user image
    Maria LagopoulouApril 7, 2017
    They offer free tours and free beer ! Great staff! It's obvious they are enjoying their jobs!! There is also a trolley that can drive you to Doyle's Cafe, a must go place! (awesome driver!!!) 🍻🍻
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieNovember 8, 2015
    Such a fun experience. The tour is free but they do ask to kindly leave a $2 donation. You get 3 different tasting in a 6oz glass. Staff is very energetic and knowledgeable.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronNovember 29, 2015
    Best brewery!! It's free with free beer at the end with a Q & A. The tour are every 30 min. With a different label for each tour. The tour guides are awesome and informative. Great gift shop, parking
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Katie G.heart icon on user image
    Katie GrahamFebruary 8, 2019
    The tour was great- it was a two parter,a brief brewery tour and then a guided tasting portion. I enjoyed the last portion the best, it was awesome to have an introduction into tasting beer.
  • Katie T.heart icon on user image
    Katie TuohyNovember 1, 2015
    Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Really interesting tour. Love how the "profit" (it's donation only, no actual fee) from the tours goes to local charities!
  • Brett C.heart icon on user image
    Brett CopelandMay 6, 2014
    Tour guides are hilarious and smart. You get to nibble on what's used to make beer, 3 free 7 oz tastings at the end and you keep the glass. Gift shop has some awesome gear as well.
  • Charly D.heart icon on user image
    Charly D'OliveNovember 12, 2016
    Entrance is free, in exchange for optional donation, starts off with explanation of manufacturing process and then on to taste testing, they also have root beer for non drinkers. Gift shop available
  • James G.heart icon on user image
    James GenanntMarch 11, 2018
    so good. free tour and tastings. take the included trolly to Doyles Pub & Back. THAT is what you'll remember the most. the trolly ride was freaking awesome !!!!! that driver deserved every tip he got!
  • Rafael R.heart icon on user image
    Rafael RappDecember 30, 2016
    Free tours every 40 minutes. Great atmosphere, very funny and gentle guides and free beer after the tour. A must go in Boston!!
  • Meg B.
    Meg BermanNovember 9, 2018
    The originator of the craft beer game, Samuel Adams Brewery's tasting room in a must see spot. Enjoy a few cold pints while playing a game of shuffleboard in the Jamaica Plain location.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McDonaldDecember 5, 2018
    You'll definitely want to take a tour of this famous brewery! Taste-test beers along the way. My favorite is the Octoberfest beer, but it can only be found in the fall months. Enjoy!
  • Meg B.
    Meg BermanDecember 6, 2018
    The originator of the craft beer game, Samuel Adams Brewery's tasting room is a must-see spot. Enjoy a few cold pints while playing a game of shuffleboard in the Jamaica Plain location.
  • Yuanwen L.
    Yuanwen LSeptember 5, 2014
    Nothin beats free beer. Protip: sit at the ends of the long tables. People pour and pass the pitchers down. So if you sit at the end you get the remainder of the pitcher to yourself.
  • Alisa F.heart icon on user image
    Alisa FrederickOctober 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I always enjoy visiting the Samuel Adams Brewery with its informative tour. After the tour, sampling the beer is the best part but going to the restaurant afterwards is not enjoyable.
  • Daniel R.heart icon on user image
    Daniel ReichertMarch 29, 2015
    One of the best brewery tours I've been on. Very educational. Novice craft beer adventurers would greatly benefit from this tour to learn about beer and tasting it.
  • Mariana R.
    Mariana R. M.May 27, 2013
    Don't miss the free beer and free tasting glass! Be nice and leave tips if you enjoy the tour. And more important, do get a ride with the (free) trolley to Doyle's, it's so much fun!!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McDonaldNovember 12, 2018
    You'll definitely want to take a tour of this famous brewery! Taste test beers along the way. My favorite is the Octoberfest beer, but it can only be found in the fall months. Enjoy!
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    LFebruary 23, 2013
    Awesome tour...Jake was our guide and he was full of knowledge and very funny too! Definitely recommend this brewery! Oh and there is free beer! :)
  • Greg G.
    Greg GierlingJuly 19, 2012
    Great tour a lot of fun and great beer. You learn about the ingredients, how it's made, and then you get to sample 3 beers on our tour we had boston lager, summer ale, and ibs!
  • TheDLheart icon on user image
    TheDLFebruary 15, 2016
    Small and quick tours followed by free beer tasting. Yes, free. All very hands-on and informative. Cheers!
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany LongoriaJuly 8, 2013
    Definitely recommend touring. The tour is short and sweet, with delicious beer at the end and an option to keep drinking by taking a party trolly to a bar near by!
  • Tim C.heart icon on user image
    Tim ClarkAugust 7, 2014
    What's not to love about this place? Free beer, great funny tour guides, great swag, free trolley bus to Doyles, free glass at Doyles when you buy a beer.
  • K.C. E.heart icon on user image
    K.C. EamesJuly 17, 2015
    Brewery tour was minimal which was good because I don't have the attention span for the technical aspect of brewing but the tasting at the end was really fun, the guide was hilarious
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 10, 2012
    It's worth seeing, but you only get to try a few beers on-site. There's a party bus after the tour however that will take you to a local bar, so you can keep the Sam Adams flowing.
  • Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    Kyle ByeAugust 23, 2015
    Free tour, free beer tasting glass, and free delicious brews. Fun fact: bet you didn't know this location is an R&D facility designed for cooking up new flavors.
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay M.September 7, 2013
    Tour is surprisingly free with tastings of 3 types of beer. Tour guide was very informative and funny. You also get to keep your Sam Adams glass!
  • James B.heart icon on user image
    James BirneyJune 22, 2013
    Great time. Must do when in Boston. Stu is the best! And free beer. How could you go wrong? And don't miss getting over to Doyle's for some great pub food.
  • Rosi Y.heart icon on user image
    Rosi YOctober 18, 2014
    Brewery tour was very informative and tour guide was very funny. Free glass and beer included in the tour is a definite plus!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ChildressApril 4, 2015
    I wouldnt sit at back of table for tasting with a big group. Pitcher kept leaving us only half a glass by time it got to us. Otherwise, rest is spot on. & they mail their postcards for free
  • Anonymous, s.heart icon on user image
    Anonymous, since 2018November 15, 2020
    Find all Sam Adams tastes! Also, small snacks served (eg guacamole). Only negative is seating - make sure to call in advance and book otherwise long wait times...
  • Edward M.heart icon on user image
    Edward MansonApril 18, 2017
    Kate was an amazing tour guide. Short but perfectly formed with plenty of samples and craic.
  • Xavier
    XavierMay 1, 2015
    Good tour where you learn a bit of how Samuel Adams beers are made. Then can taste 3 different beers for free! 🍻
  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanAugust 7, 2011
    You get to sample 2 beers while on the tour, but they offer other side events as well (like taste testing new drinks or voting on a beer for their sampler pack) - don't miss out!
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa JosephineApril 11, 2013
    Get there early and sit in the back when they take you to the tasting room, you will end up with the pitcher. Plus male sure you take the party bus to Doyle's
  • Ray H.
    Ray HamptonFebruary 19, 2016
    Great tour and learning experience. The guides are great, I had 5 grandchildren with us and the guides made them feel so at home.
  • Leigh Anne Z.heart icon on user image
    Tours are free and run pretty frequently! Super fun and informational, and they're not stingy on pours at the end 😉
  • Jeff C.heart icon on user image
    Jeff ColwellAugust 7, 2019
    The Godfather Of them all! How can you not go? The beers are great and the staff were super cool.
  • Rossheart icon on user image
    RossSeptember 8, 2014
    The free tour is a must-do for any beer lover. Learn about the history of Sam Adams and have some free beer.
  • Rico R.heart icon on user image
    Rico RomeroMarch 23, 2015
    Don't expect to find rare beers here. Free brewery tour, quite informative for beginners, but only 4 beers on tap.
  • brian
    brianApril 21, 2011
    Hop on the trolley afterwards and have lunch at Doyle's! pretty good food and you get to keep one one your special Sam Adams glass if you order a Sam on tap and show your hand stamp.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownAugust 10, 2014
    Fun tour, but I'd personally recommend going to Harpoon if you want a better beer tasting experience. The brainchild of Jim Koch, basically brought craft beer nationwide to America.
  • Kenneth L.heart icon on user image
    Kenneth LOctober 31, 2014
    Definitely worth the visit when in Boston, come on weekdays when there isn't as much people, more Free Beer for you!
  • Joshua H.heart icon on user image
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 11, 2015
    One of the best brewery tours I've ever been on. The guide did a great job of getting people engaged.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua ShultzJanuary 11, 2014
    come here for free beer...you might try three types...but if you sit at the end of the table you'll get much more than three glasses.
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithNovember 26, 2011
    Mail out a postcard for free from the gift shop. Stay near the back of the tour on the third stop (the large steel barrel room) to get a prime seat in the tasting room.
  • Carrie B.heart icon on user image
    Carrie BevisJuly 31, 2016
    Basically free tour ($2 donation requested) for a fun tour and a free tasting, including a rotational beer
  • Angela P.
    Angela PercyOctober 14, 2014
    Stu was such a great tour guide! Beer was good and we got to keep the little glasses! You also get a free cup from Doyle's!
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comMay 7, 2012
    Free tours and tastings at the brewery between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., plus Saturdays (the tours leave every 45 minutes or so). On Fridays, tours continue through 5:30 p.m.
  • Sheila F.
    Sheila FoxJuly 27, 2010
    The tour is free and you get to sample three beers and keep the tasting glass. The tour guide was really funny and entertaining. Lots of fun! Go to Doyle's for food and keep your Sam Adams glass.
  • Kim
    KimApril 10, 2011
    Take the tour & try the beer for free! Go to Doyle's after for a beer & you get to keep the Sam Adams glass. Don't buy the glasses in the factory store for $8, we found them elsewhere for $2.99.
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