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Overview

Learn about Boston’s thriving brewpub scene and taste roughly 18 types of beer on these guided morning and evening brewery tours. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit brewpubs that may include the well-known Samuel Adams or gastropubs Cambridge Brewing Company and Meadhall. Round-trip transportation in downtown Boston by bus is included.
  • Tours focused on Boston's popular brewpub scene
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made, and chat with brewery owners
  • Enjoy lunch at Meadhall or dinner at Boston Beer Works, depending on the tour you select
  • Sample up to 18 different beers on your tour
  • Round-trip transport from downtown Boston included
Get to know Boston’s thriving beer scene on these guided morning and evening brew tours. Chat with brewery owners and learn about the equipment used to make beer, the brewing process and best of all, what the different kinds of beer taste like — up to 18 of them, in fact.

On the Original Brew Tour, also known as the morning tour, meet the guide in downtown Boston, then hop in a bus and travel to four Boston breweries. Learn about the different types of beer as well as the history and specialty of each brewery. Among the possibilities are Samuel Adams, Cambridge Brewing Company, Night Shift Brewing, Mystic Brewery, Downeast Cider House or Beer Works.

Samuel Adams is a well-known brewery with a long history of various types and styles of craft beer. Cambridge Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in the greater Boston area, serving fresh handcrafted beer. Night Shift Brewing is a craft brewery featuring a taproom with communal tables and an assortment of barrel-aged beers. Mystic Brewery is a craft brewery dedicated to brewing distinctly regional beer. And Downeast Cider House is New England’s craft cider headquarters.

All tours end at The Meadhall, a spacious gastropub with a large craft beer and mead selection, plus American bar fare. Get a private tour and enjoy lunch with a beer.

The evening tour focuses on nanobrewing, producing beer in batches of three barrels or smaller. Nanobreweries currently account for nearly 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries. This tour may include Idle Hands, Boston’s first nanobrewery, as well as Beer Works, Night Shift Brewing, Mystic Brewery and/or Cambridge Brewing Company.

Both tours conclude in downtown Boston.

Itinerary

Original Tour:
10:20AM – Monday through Friday: Sam Adams, Meadhall, Downeast Cider/ Cambridge Brewing Co, Night Shift/Mystic Brewery
10:40AM, 11:20AM, 12:00PM – Saurdayt: Sam Adams, Meadhall, Downeast Cider/Short Path/Down the Road/Cambridge Brewing Co,  Mystic Brewery

Evening Tour:
4:40PM – Saturday: Mystic Brewery, Downeast Cider/Bantam/Short Path, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing/Meadhall
5:20PM – Saturday: Down the Road/Downeast/Bantam, Mystic Brewery/Downeast Cider, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing/Meadhall
5:45PM – Monday/Tuesday: Night Shift, Beer Works, Meadhall, Cambridge Brewing
5:45PM – Wednesday: Mystic Brewing, Night Shift Brewing, Boston Beer Works, CBC/Meadhall
5:45PM – Thursday/Friday: Idle Hands Craft Ales (temporarily closed and will be replaced), Mystic Brewery, Night Shift Brewing, Boston Beer Works
6:00PM – Saturday: Downeast Cider House/Bantam/Short Path, Mystic Brewery, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing Co/Meadhall

Reviews

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M
, Aug 2018

My wife and I had a great time on the tour. Aaron was our tour guide. Incredibly knowledgable about all things concerning beer and brewing. Very funny. He got me interested at trying my hand at home brewing. Great way to spending our night drinking our way through Boston.

J
, Oct 2017

Dan was amazing!!! We had such a great time on his tour. He was very knowledgeable and so fun! We would definitely do this again with him!

L
, Sep 2017

Our tour guide, Andy, kept up laughing the entire time. I would take the same tour again. Boston was simply great!

H
, Jun 2017

The tour gives an overview of Boston beer history. Discussion on the new breweries in Boston. Plenty of beer sampling. Andy has in depth knowledge of what is going on in Boston brew. Good tour.

b
, Jun 2017

I booked this tour as a surprise for my husband we both loved it the guide Andy was truly awesome so funny an very knowledgeable we will definitely be booking another trip with friends :D

S
, Mar 2017

Brilliant tour...... if you like IPA and a an overview of the history of the beer making process this is the tour for you.
Fun and informative our tour leader was great, apologies I cannot remember his name but he had a Beagle dog .

R
, Nov 2016

This tour was great. Matt, the tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything Beer. History of Beer and a few laughs too. The Lunch was a delicious assortment of comfort food, perfect choice to go along with Beer and Cider. Great value for the price. Totally worth it.

M
, Oct 2016

Very friendly and informative! I highly recommend this tour!

A
, Sep 2016

The tour was interesting and the beer guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
This is a tour of small restaurant type breweries. I feel that was not described when booking the tour.
Not clear instructions on where to meet the beer guide. Staff in the liquor store were not very friendly or helpful.

K
, Aug 2016

This tour was money NOT well spent. We paid 85 dollars for 3 tours and all of which were completely free to the public. Sam Adams was the best one because it was informative and they also give you a 7oz mug to test their beers. This is free to the public so you can drive on y our own time. The second was a small brewery run by a couple. It was nice to see but again, completely free if you wanted to go there on your own time. The third and LAST place he took us to wasn't even built yet, it was extremely hot and not informative at all. The owner wasn't there it was just us trying tiny bits of beer that was less than tasteful. We did go to Meadhall to eat but again... This wasn't worth 85 nor was it worth the semi cranky driver who admitted he was going to pick and choose where HE wanted to go. Typically people go to four, we went to three but can you even count the hot, UNDONE, place he took us to that will be a brewery one day If you are paying 85 you should get way more than that. This was unacceptable to say the least and I will NOT recommend this tour to anyone. Save your money and go yourself. Highly unacceptable to pay that amount of money for this type of thing.


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