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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 the history of the Samuel Adams brand, 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.


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

Join us at the Boston Brewery for our April Open House on Thursday, April 16th as we celebrate the Boston Marathon with Boston 26.2 Brew! RSVP here

Starting April 1st, join us for Flight Night every Wednesday from 5PM to 7PM at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery during the Spring and Summer season! Create your own complimentary flight plan by choosing from our beers on tap and in growlers, ranging from experimental brews, to our flagship Boston Lager, and seasonal styles. RSVP for this FREE event 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 (updated 3/13/2015): 

  • Boston 26.2 Brew: A Gose style beer brewed specially  for the Boston Marathon with kosher salt and coriander. Very light and refreshing. 4.5% ABV, $14.99
  • Mandarina IPL: Biscuity malt profile with flavors of white grapefruit, apricot, and peach with a clean grassy slightly dry finish. 6.3% ABV, $14.99
  • Scottish Ale: Cracker/biscuity sweetness with some fruity esters and notes of peat. 5.1% ABV, $14.99
  • Amber Ale: Notes of caramel and biscuit with floral hop aromas. 5.8% ABV, $9.99
  • Munich Lager: Smooth and clean lager with a toasty malt character. 5.3% ABV, $9.99
  • Red IPA: Caramel sweetness with a juicy, citrus, slightly earthy hope profile. 5.8% ABV, $14.99

For a limited time, we have Chocolate Bock available in 22oz bottles! Smooth, rich, and dark with the robust flavor and creamy texture of chocolate.  This subtly sweet brew is slowly aged on a bed of cocoa nibs from Ecuador, imparting flavors of chocolate, honey, and vanilla. 5.8% ABV, $14.99

Please note: growlers are available on a first come, first serve basis - 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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