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In our opinion there is no better experience than the one you get here at the Samuel Adams® Brewery. You’ll learn all about Samuel Adams, American brewer and patriot, experience the entire craft brewing process, taste the special malts and smell the Hallertau hops used to brew Samuel Adams®, and, of course, sample a few of our award winning beers.

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Brewery Tour and Gift Shop Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Last tour starts at 3pm.

  • Fridays: 10:00am - 5:30pm

    Last tour starts at 5:30pm (gift shop and tour center closes at 6:30pm)

  • Saturdays: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Last tour starts at 3pm (gift shop & tour center close at 4:00)

  • Sundays: Closed
  • Holiday Closings: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Events & Announcements

We will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will have normal hours all other days this week.

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Join us for an Ugly Sweater Party for our December Open House! The event is taking place on Thursday, December 18th from 5:30-8:00PM. Don your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win Samuel Adams gear, and enjoy beers from our Winter Favorites Variety Pack.We will also be serving as a collection point for holiday donations to Toys for Tots. As a thank you when you bring in a new, unwrapped toy (value of $15 or greater), or a monetary donation of $15, you'll receive a special tasting.You must have a ticket to attend this event. RSVP here

Morning Mash In Tour

Don't mind waking up a little early on the weekend? Join us for our Morning Mash In Tour on Saturday mornings at 9:40AM for a special tour experience that includes a specialty tasting. The Morning Mash In Tour is always evolving - the tour experience and tasting vary from tour to tour. RSVP here

We've expanded our Morning Mash In Tours to Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 9:40! RSVP here

Please note: if you are unable to reserve a ticket, that means the tour is sold out. However, if you do arrive early you may have the opportunity to join the tour as we do have space for walk-ons.

Growlers: Now Pouring

Here's the list of beers we'll be featuring in growlers at the Boston Brewery gift shop the week of 11/24 - 11/29: 

  • Belgian Abbey - Aromas of clove and dark fruit. Some roasted flavors with dark fruit and a balancing dry bitterness, brewed with Northern Brewer and French Aramis Hops. 5.69% ABV
  • German Pils - Our German Pils is a classic German pilsner brewed with Hersbrucker, Herkules, and Hallertau hops. Dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau. It is an experimental beer from our Boston Brewers. ABV 5.1%
  • Brown Ale - English Brown Ale with a dark Chestnut color. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Balanced by bright floral and bitter hop notes. Sweet citrus finish. ABV 5.5%
  • Boston Lager  - The backbone of the Samuel Adams family of beers, this complex and balanced lager is a great brew no matter what time of year. ABV 4.9%

Please note: growlers are available on a first come, first serve basis - so not all styles may be available when you stop in.

Additional Tour Info

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.

To avoid parking issues we recommend using public transportation.

Suggested donation: $2.00, all donations to benefit local charities.

Groups over 20 may call (617) 368-5256 to schedule a private tour. Private tours are available Monday-Thursday at 3:30 or 4:00.

Please note: we are not a venue location and do not rent out our brewery space for private functions.  However, we can schedule private tours Monday-Thursday. For more on private tours only please call 617-368-5256.

For general information, call (617) 368-5080, or  to speak with a Brewery Ambassador please call 617-368-5213.

Only guests 21 and older with a valid ID will be able to sample on the tour. For those who are not from the United States or Canada, you must have a passport or copy of the passport ID. International licenses will not be accepted. All guests from the US and Canada must have a current: State ID, License, Military, Passport, United States Visa Card, Alien Registration or Green Card in order to drink on the tour. Thank you.


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