Boston Beer Company | Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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Boston Beer Company
Exceptional based on 42 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

30 Germania St.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts United States 02130 [ print map ]
617 368 5080

samadams.com

Hours: Tours Thu 2pm, Fri 2 & 530pm, Sat Noon, 1 & 2pm


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Beer Available At Boston Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat 27, Samuel Adams Cold Snap 47, Samuel Adams Summer Ale 39, Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew 71, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 77, Samuel Adams Boston Lager 66, Samuel Adams Boston Brick Red 56, Samuel Adams Boston Ale 56, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout 93, Samuel Adams Escape Route 45, Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL 94, Samuel Adams Imperial Series Imperial Stout 95, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Tetravis 95, Samuel Adams Dark Depths 94, Samuel Adams Pale Ale 37, Samuel Adams New Albion Ale 46, Samuel Adams White Lantern 57, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) New World Tripel 96, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Stony Brook Red 96, Samuel Adams Octoberfest 69
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42 reviews for Boston Beer Company
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  76%
 Selection  47%
 Food N/A 
 Value  84%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  70%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | August 1, 2013
Boston Beer Companyís strategy is to make good, accessible beer and to educate and thus convert the swill drinkers, this tour did a fantastic job of that. The free tour was highly entertaining and interactive with a knowledgable and personable host. Iíve heard how beer is made probably a thousand times by now, but it was described in a fun and entertaining way on the tour. The tour ends in a large tasting room and everyone gets three samples of beer. We had a Boston Lager, Summer Ale and an Independence IPA. I highly reccomend coming here as a fun, touristy thing to do. It is also free.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (209) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 18, 2013
We really enjoyed the tour here, and bonus, it is free. We went on the first tour of the morning, and didnít have to deal with any of the crowd related issues mentioned by others. The little museum type area where you wait has some cool stuff to check out. The tour itself is fairly standard, but we had a friendly and entertaining guide. They only make one-offs, experimentals, and barrel room stuff here pretty much, so thereís no bottling line or anything. Our tasting was 3 pours, Sam, Sam Summer, and a one-off I hadnít tried before (Independence IPA). Generally I think they try to have one of the 3 be a one-off like that. The gift shop had some of the barrel room beers for $10/750, so not a bad price at all. Also, if you take your ticket to Doyleís and buy a Sam Adams beer you can get a free one of their Sam Adams glasses.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba  (129) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | May 8, 2013
Not much going on except for the tour, which is definitely worthwhile. Only got to see a limited part of the brewery due to construction, but the tour guide was awesome. As one of the most well-known craft breweries, they do a great job making craft beer culture approachable to non-beer drinkers. Only get to try 3-4 beers at the end of the tour, but you can get a special one from time to time. Timing worked out that I got to try the 26.2 Brew made each year for the Boston Marathon. Cool place and itís hard to beat free.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | April 7, 2013
The free tour is brief but pretty good. You donít see much of the brewing equipment but they do give you barley and hop samples to taste and smell as well as three free tasters. Try to arrive early to wander around the mini-museum before the tour starts.
50
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
devman171  (102) Annapolis , Maryland | February 20, 2013
Went here a few years ago as one of my first tours, its was a nice tour but the pitchers of a couple beers was pretty lame.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (170) Lansing, Kansas | September 27, 2012
Stopped by for the tour which lasted about an hour. Typical tour, not too exciting, tasting room the highlight. Staff was very friendly. Felt like I needed to visit Samuel Adams. Did get a free tasting glass.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz  (45) Minnesota | May 12, 2012
Cool place. Feels like making a pilgrimage. Us beer owes a lot to sam, but tour is ok. Free beer us good though. A worthwhile stop.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip  (60) Gatineau, Quebec | May 11, 2012
Visited this place at the end of April 2012. Plenty of people on a Saturday afternoon but the tours are well organize and they are able to accommodate quite a few people. This is basically free since they only request small donations. The tour last about one hour and takes you through the different beer brewing steps. It was quite neat to try different malt and see the barrels for aging the beers. The tap room is interesting with three free samples. I think this warrant the detour since it is quiet easily accessible by train.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 2, 2012
Wandered in here after an art event nearby. This place was out of control! They were pouring samples of various test batches, there were huge lines for the tour. I felt like a sheep. The beer paraphernalia was pretty cool, but this was run a bit too much like an Applebeeís for me to really enjoy the experience.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit  (77) Fall River, Massachusetts | March 28, 2012
Located in a busy area in Jamaica Plains. Thereís hardly a place to park, so driving there might be a challenge in the end. The brewery itself is very small. While I was there, they were renovating the place, but the tour was still very interesting. It consists of going into a little area and just standing there listening to a guide talk. He was very knowledgeable and I learned quite a bit. After he was done talking, he then brought us into a tasting room where we tried 3 different beers. After that, the tour ends right into the gift shop (very clever). Prices were reasonable for Boston but still a bit high. Overall, Iím glad to have taken a tour here.

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