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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Boston Beer Company

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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 Company’s 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. I’ve 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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (415) Helsinki, Finland | July 25, 2011
Missed the tour. So there was only merchandise shop for me. Lots of not so interesting clothing. Only three beers on bottles (Barrel Room Collection) available.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (359) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 14, 2009
Had a blast here. Good information, good cheesy humor. Fun times in the tasting room. Worth a trip for sure.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
chriso  (356) London, England | November 12, 2009
Pretty standard brewery tour with the emphasis on "fun". That involved the tour guide attempting to get everyone to whoop and holler "spontaneously" as loud as possible every time she used the phrase "free beer". Three free samples and a free small glass after the tour. It saved me hunting around for the Boston Brick Red but the other two were just the standard lager and the Octoberfest, which was the current seasonal so available pretty much everywhere anyway. I think they are changing they licensing conditions as the 3 newly released specials (which was what I was there for really) were on sale in the shop (but nothing else). A somewhat obligatory visit in Boston but you will most likely not miss anything too essential if you skip it.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
notalush  (318) Denver, Colorado | May 31, 2007
Got there at noon, when the website said the tours started - stood around for a while with some other people and was eventually told the tours wouldn’t start until one - got lunch at quaint local place - came back - tour did not start until 1:45 - - stood around in a room for 45 minutes - no tasting room or bar area to hang out in while you wait for a tour (you pretty much stand around with your thumb up your butt - some hospitality) tour guide showed us the brewery (one room) and explained how beer was made (which, of course, I already knew) - tour guide brought us into tasting room and treated us like crap while we tasted fairly standard SA products (although they do taste much better fresh at the brewery) - got to try an experimental beer (a helles which one person in attendance said tasted like it had been in the trunk of his camaro for three weeks - he kind of nailed it) - overall really lame - I expected more from such a well-known brewery.
60
  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 Applebee’s for me to really enjoy the experience.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | June 10, 2006
A fun tour that gives a detailed history of brewing in Boston as well as information about the brewing process. After the tour, I got to sample a few rarities that will probably never see the light of day outside the brewery walls.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 6, 2005
Did the tour here in college. It was a lot of fun and inexpensive. Be sure to go on the last tour of the day...you get to hang out in the pub a bit longer if there isn’t another tour group behind you.
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 didn’t 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 there’s no bottling line or anything. Our tasting was 3 pours, Sam, Sam Summer, and a one-off I hadn’t 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 Doyle’s and buy a Sam Adams beer you can get a free one of their Sam Adams glasses.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85  (204) Greenville, Indiana | February 23, 2007
Nice short tour. Not much to see but you get to try any experimental beer at the end (I got to try an altbeir) plus was given two free glasses. Easily accessible from the subway - wouldn’t try to drive there as parking is extremely limited in the area.

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