Review: Sam Adams Brewery Tour

 

  • IMG_1747I had a few options to get to the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plains. Uber was the quickest option, while the Boston T would be the cheapest.  I caught the Red Line to Downtown Crossing where I switched to the Orange Line.  After reaching Ruggles, a few stops before Stony Brook (Sam Adams’ stop), the passengers were told to get off the train because it would travel no further.  I made my way up to the ground level to catch an awaiting bus. After arriving at Stony Brook, it was a short walk to the brewery.IMG_1970The Brewery Tours are usually scheduled every 40 minutes, however, on the Saturday that I visited, tours went every 15 minutes.IMG_1749IMG_1755The tour is free of charge (requires sign up at the front desk), however, a $2 donation is suggested.  The donations support local charities.  I had some minutes to kill before the tour so I went to beer garden to grab a drink.  The patio is a nice touch.  There is cornhole, checkers, cold beer, and an overall good time.IMG_1752IMG_1746IMG_1753IMG_1751.jpgAs you start the tour, you enter the main part of the brewery through an over-sized keg.IMG_1754After passing the first donation keg, you make a left and enter the Grain Room.IMG_1760There is also a Barrel Room, which tourists do not get to enter.IMG_1759The next room, the biggest area by far, houses all of the beer fermenters.IMG_1761IMG_1763The next stop was my favorite…The Tasting Room!

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    The three beers being sampled that day were the Boston Lager, Rebel IPA, and Octoberfest.  4oz glasses were provided so that we could enjoy the beer.

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    After the tasting, we exited through the gift shop.

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    Lastly, as you exit the gift shop, you pass the patio (or stop if you want more beer) and walk straight ahead to catch the bus to Doyle’s.

    Final Word

    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit the Sam Adams’ Brewery in Jamaica Plains.  The surrounding area has improved a lot, and it is beautiful.  I will continue to take this tour for the information, but mostly for the beer.  I cannot wait to visit again.

 

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