A few weeks ago, we went on the Samuel Adams® Brewery Tour.
We got there just before 10am on a Saturday morning. We read to get there for the first tour of the day. There were about 40 people already there. They checked our IDs to stamp our hands for getting samples at the end of the tour and gave us a beer bottle label as our tickets.
We learned that this was the original brewery, but now only QA and Research & Development occurs here. I think their other 2 plants are in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
We got to keep our glasses. They washed them out for us before leaving. You if you go, bring something to carry them in the rest of the day.
We also sampled the Samuel Adams Boston Brick Red, a traditional European style ale. I thought that this tasted better than the Boston Lager. They are allowed to give 3 samples and the other was Noble Pils. I didn’t try that one. I had had enough.
I took some notes about the tasting process, but reading it 3 weeks later isn’t making much sense, but here’s something interesting about the taste: the sweetness of the barley can be tasted at the tip of the tongue and the bitterness comes from the hops, tasted in the back of the tongue. I followed along with the description and I agreed.
Info from their website:
All tours depart approximately every 45 minutes and last about 1 hour. To avoid long waits we recommend you arrive as early in the tour day as possible. Saturdays are especially busy and capacity is often filled by noon. Please note we do not take reservations, tickets are handed out on a first arrival service.
Suggested donation: $2.00, all donations to benefit local charities.
Tip: Take the trolley to Doyle’s. We heard about the trolley, but we weren’t sure where we were going after, so we just walked around a while and then found ourselves at Doyle’s Cafe. That post is next!