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Original Boston Guided Brewery Tour with Lunch or Dinner

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Learn about Boston’s thriving craft beer scene and sample a variety of libations on this morning or evening brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and learn about their operations as you visit breweries, cider houses, and distilleries. Visit brewpubs that may include the well-known Samuel Adams or Lamplighter. Round-trip transportation in downtown Boston by air-conditioned van is included.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at breweries, cider houses, and distilleries
  • Sample a variety of beers and ciders throughout the tour
  • Round-trip transport from downtown Boston included

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Local expert beer guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • Lunch or dinner included!
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Park Plaza
    2 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA

    The Address of 2 Park Plaza is used for GPS navigation. This address is at the corner of Boylston St. and Charles St. South. in Front of PF Chang's. Best Parking: City Place Garage located at 8 Park Plaza Boston

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get to know Boston’s thriving beer scene on a morning or evening brew tour. 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.

Meet your guide in downtown Boston, then hop on a bus and travel to local breweries. Learn about the different types of beer as well as the history and specialty of each brewery. Among the possibilities are Samuel Adams, Night Shift Brewing, Dorchester Brewing, Slumbrew, 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. Night Shift Brewing is a craft brewery featuring a taproom with communal tables and an assortment of barrel-aged beers. Dorchester Brewing houses state-of-the-art brewing equipment. Slumbrew's motto is "Make good liquids; make good friends," which tells you all you need to know about their drinks. 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.

Both tours conclude in downtown Boston.

Samuel Adams Brewery

This is a sample itinerary. All schedules are subject to change. Samuel Adams Brewery is just one of the potential breweries you may visit. Located in Jamaica Plain, which prior to prohibition was to beer what Napa Valley is to wine – Arguably, THE place for major beer production. With the help of our guides, you'll learn about the history, the story, and the production process of Sam Adams. It's just one the many fantastic brewery affiliates you may visit on this 5 hour, all inclusive, VIP beer odyssey complete with tastings and lunch/dinner.

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Night Shift Brewing

A nocturnal nano brewery and taproom in Everett, Massachusetts, only a stone’s throw from Boston proper, Night Shift Brewing is known around town for their ‘avant-garde’ (that’s French for totally off-the-wall) brewing style with ingredients you’ve probably never thought to put in a beer. Luckily, they did!

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Pre-gaming is strictly prohibited. Anyone visibly intoxicated before the tour will not be allowed to attend and a refund will not be provided.
  • For US citizens, please bring a non-expired state ID. If you are not from the US, please bring your passport.
  • Open-toed shoes are not allowed due to safety concerns, especially in brewery settings. You must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Minimum age is 21, no exceptions.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or in the event of inclement weather. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had a blast!!! Thx!
Lynn_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide new Everything And I mean everything about beer👍🏾 He educated us, was patient, knowledgeable and we enjoyed his personality ☀️
Boston Variety
Janet_M, Oct 2022
The tour was great. Tour guide selected the samples so got a fabulous variety. Was able to select our meal.
Beer college 101
Daniel_B, Sept 2022
The tour guide was phenomenal his beer knowledge was very interesting and made the tour memorable. A+++
Excellent tour!
NadineMartin, Aug 2022
Adrian was great! Great mix of beers and educational information. The 4 breweries were all different vibes which was nice as there was something for everyone. Highly recommend!
Rudi was a really fun/good guide. I wish we could have selected our beer tastings on personal likes not generic
alex_y, Jun 2022
Meeting new people from other places and Sharing life stories and our beer impressions. It was also great going to breweries that I have never visited.
Vicki_B, Jun 2022
Adrian was an amazing guide! Very knowledgeable. There were 2 other couples with us. Felt like we made some new friends.
Excellent Beer Tour
Maritza_M, Jun 2022
ADRIAN was an AWESOME City Brew Tour guide!! He was very knowledgeable. This tour was lots of fun and interesting thanks to Adrian.
Valery_K, May 2022
The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. Had a lot of fun with the other peers on the tour . I will do it again
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Brew Tour!!
Paula_B, Mar 2022
Great knowledge and tour tasting variety of beer choices, enjoyed seeing the backstage to it all as well. We had a fun group and enjoyed Adrien!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had a great...
Austin_G, Dec 2021
We had a great experience. Informative guide and we got to try many good beers and food. Would definitely recommend.
Grate tour guide, not enough beer samples
Jason_S, Oct 2021
Tour guide was great very informative. Destinations were horrible. Like deserted bars nobody has heard of. Samuel adams brewery looked great only gave us 2 small samples and rushed right out. Why didn't we try a few?. Food was mediocre.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Super Tour
Sheila_H, Sept 2021
This was a great tour. Travis, our beer guide, is exceedingly knowledgeable about beer. His jokes aren’t too bad either! This tour was a birthday gift for my husband so I went along to keep him company. He enjoyed it very much. I even liked the tour & I hate beer!
Lots of Beer
Debra_U, Sept 2021
This was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Adrian was so knowledgeable about the history of beer. He was able to determine our samples to our taste and we all loved it.
Is was a very fun tour!...
Donna_S, Sept 2021
Is was a very fun tour! Our only issue was our Confirmation letter told us to be at the site at 11:00 and your supposed to be there 10-15 min. Early. And our tour wasn’t until 11:45. But, on the plus the tour guide was great!
Good time
Stevan_H, Aug 2021
Travis was extremely knowledgeable about the tour and beer itself. The tour was fun and very enjoyable. Recommend Travis as your guide if you’re planning on a brew tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cheers For A Great Night!
David_M, Jul 2021
Travis was awesome! He was funny, informative & kept us safe while we tried a variety of delicious beer! Dinner was great too!
Great Experience
Paul_B, Jul 2021
Adrian did an excellent job on the tour. He was knowledgeable, funny and laid-back. I’d love to have another tour with him. I’d give him a 10/5, if I could.
Great way to spend an afternoon
Shavon_C, Jul 2021
Adrian was awesome! Very knowledgeable and very accommodating. While I’m not a beer drinker I had a great time. My husband who is thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Beer lovers tour
Holly_H, Jun 2021
So fun and great beers. Adrian was a super awesome driver & guide. Don’t hesitate to book this tour!
Boston Brewery
Lisa_M, Oct 2018
Great tour , Our guide was fantastic very informative. Our lunch stop was great.I would recommend brewery tour to all our friends who could be visiting Boston


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