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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 Samuel Adams Boston Brewery on Thursday, July 9th from 6:00PM - 8:30PM as we pour two special beers brewed for the third annual Ales for ALS. A $25 entry fee gets you a Bertucci’s dinner and 5 samples of Samuel Adams beer. All proceeds from ticket and growler sales will go to Ales for ALS, which supports ALS research. RSVP.

Join us on at the Boston Brewery on Thursday, July 16th from 5:30PM - 8:00PM for our American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA) Homebrew Rally! We will have classic American foods from Northeast Café, which we will be pairing with our Brewer’s Vault Beers! Have the chance to vote for which two beers we will bring back in a variety pack next year. Beer and Wine Hobby will also be in attendance to show off some great homebrewng gear and answer any homebrewing questions.

Bring your AHA membership card to have access to a VIP area of the event! Not a member? You will also be able to sign-up for a membership (discounted from $38 to $33) upon arrival of this special open house. AHA members can bring their spouses or other household members and sign them up as "affiliates" for only $19. If you are unable to reserve a ticket, you will still be able to get into the event if you come with your AHA card. RSVP.

Flight Night

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. No RSVP required for this FREE event.

Morning Mash In Tour

Join us for our Morning Mash In Tour every morning 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.

Weekday Tours RSVP

Saturday Tour RSVP 

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 6/11/2015): 

  • Revolutionary Rye $14.99
  • Noble Pils: $9.99
  • Black and Brew $14.99
  • Double Black Lager $14.99
  • Grapefruit IPA $14.99
  • Cardamom Wit $14.99
  • Crisp Ale $14.99
  • Chocolate Orange Stout $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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