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

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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 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 96, Samuel Adams Dark Depths 94, Samuel Adams Pale Ale 37, Samuel Adams New Albion Ale 47, 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, Sam Adams JP Wheat
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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 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | November 15, 2011
It was cool to check out the brewery, but the tour isnít much. There was maybe 5 minutes of looking at any actual brewing equipment, with another 5 minutes on ingredients and 20 minutes in the tasting room. The tour is mostly an ad pitch where they tell you how great their beer is, but thatís to be expected. The tour guide was clearly talking to us like we were a bunch of meatheads looking to get hammered on free beer, which maybe the case for most of the people who come in. The waiting room has a bunch of awards (medals, ribbons, banners, trophies) which are cool to see, and a nice little gift shop. They appear to brew very little beer here (most of production is in PA and OH). Not a bad place to stop by, but certainly not an essential brewery tour.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (414) 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17  (63) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | August 7, 2010
A must if you are in Boston. The tour is free and you get a small Sam Adams glass to take home and use for sampling. Their sampling room was unique...it had that beer hall / home bar feel to it. We got 3 samples but I wish they let us sample something odd. I understand giving us the Lager and even a seasonal but I wish we got to have one of their special beers. Still a great value and easy to get to from the train!
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork  (108) , New Jersey | May 19, 2010
Definitely worth a visit. Decent tour, but itís not the main facilities. They use this more as a testing facility for new releases -- and guess what? They are going to test it on you. Expect to try some Sam Adams variety youíve probably never had before. They usually try it out here before deciding whether or not to release it.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86  (22) Maryland | January 16, 2010
Decent tour. You donít actually see the whole brewery, but a small part of it that is attached to the tasting room. In the tasting room we got 3 samples, including 2 that hadnít actually been sold. The samples were poured into a small tasting glass that we got to keep for free. One of the unsold beers we tasted was actually really good, Iím surprised they didnít go ahead and make more of it. Overall defiantly worth stopping by, but I hear that they can fill up tours hours in advance so watch out.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy  (53) Burlington, Vermont | January 2, 2010
Took a brewery tour. Fun stuff. Informational, free, and fun. Great way to start a saturday.
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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.
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.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
lithy  (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 30, 2009
Cool standard tour with some free samples, got the Blackberry Witbier vs Coffee Stout contest on my visit, nothing special in the tasting room, but a nice gift shop that wasnít too crazy expensive.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ThatGuySteve  (6) New York | May 30, 2009
Great tour, very informative. You get to taste the barley and they teach you the proper way to truely taste a beer. You also get to try a beer that isnít on the market - and that may never make it onto the market.

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