The Boston Brewery

Brewery Tours

Special Announcement

The health and safety of our drinkers, coworkers and community is our top priority, and we’re taking additional measures to ensure their well-being. Due to the circumstances, the Boston Brewery, Tour Center, and Tap Room are closed as of Friday, March 13 and we have canceled all events and tours through mid-April. We are continuing to evaluate and will update this space accordingly.

WHERE IT STARTS

OUR HOME FOR INNOVATION

The Boston Brewery is where all our beers get their start, with the exception of Boston Lager, which was born in our founder Jim Koch's kitchen. It is the smallest of our three breweries, but it is the most important.

WHERE IT STARTS

OUR HOME FOR INNOVATION

The Boston Brewery is where all our beers get their start, with the exception of Boston Lager, which was born in our founder Jim Koch's kitchen. It is the smallest of our three breweries, but it is the most important.

Take a Tour

Take a Tour

We opened our Boston Brewery in 1988, and ever since it has been our research and development hub. If you're in Boston, take a tour and sample some exclusive beers. Know More, Love More.®

Take a tour

Try Our Specialty Tours

Try Our Specialty Tours

You've taken the Classic Tour. Now try one of our new tour experiences.

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Our Commitment to Quality

Taste Innovation

We're constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of brewing to make sure that from the ingredients to the glass, every pint of Samuel Adams beer is as good (if not better) than the last.

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Our Commitment to Quality

Taste Innovation

We're constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of brewing to make sure that from the ingredients to the glass, every pint of Samuel Adams beer is as good (if not better) than the last.

Learn more
Take a classic

Brewery Tour

On our classic tour, you’ll learn all about beer ingredients and the brewing process. You can taste the roasted malts and smell classic German Noble hops that give Boston Lager the distinct flavor and aroma that have made it an American original. All guests 21 and older will receive a complimentary tasting glass to keep and you’ll sample three Samuel Adams beers.

Take a classic

Brewery Tour

On our classic tour, you’ll learn all about beer ingredients and the brewing process. You can taste the roasted malts and smell classic German Noble hops that give Boston Lager the distinct flavor and aroma that have made it an American original. All guests 21 and older will receive a complimentary tasting glass to keep and you’ll sample three Samuel Adams beers.

CLASSIC TOUR HOURS:

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm*

Sunday: Closed

*Last Tour Starts at 5:00pm

On our classic tour, you’ll learn all about beer ingredients and the brewing process. You can taste the roasted malts and smell classic German Noble hops that give Boston Lager the distinct flavor and aroma that have made it an American original. All guests 21 and older will receive a complimentary tasting glass to keep and you’ll sample three Samuel Adams beers.

Classic Brewery Tours

Learn about the brewing process

We offer a range of experiences at our Boston Brewery that will delight everyone from the newest beer fans to seasoned craft aficionados.

Classic Brewery Tours

Learn about the brewing process

We offer a range of experiences at our Boston Brewery that will delight everyone from the newest beer fans to seasoned craft aficionados.

Rentals

Rentals

The Pickwick is an intimate private space that lives in a separate building adjacent to our historic Boston Brewery. With enough space for 60 people (seating for 45), the space includes a private bar with 10 draft beer selections, including our flagship Boston Lager, our current seasonal, and a lineup of exclusive experimental styles. If you’re interested, please fill out the form linked below and we’ll reach out with more information.

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Visit The Tap Room

Visit The Tap Room

We’re constantly experimenting with new and innovative beers styles, and now you can enjoy them in a pint or flight in our Tap Room.

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But Wait, There's More!

Specialty Tours

Already took the Classic Tour? We now offer a variety of new tour experiences.

But Wait, There's More!

Specialty Tours

Already took the Classic Tour? We now offer a variety of new tour experiences.

Fridays 3pm/5pm, Saturdays 11am/1pm/3pm/5pm, & Sundays 1pm/3pm

The Bierkeller

Samuel Adams Barrel Aged Experience. Join us as we bring together two age-old pleasures: beer and cheese. As you are learning about our barrel aging history and process, you'll be served three exclusive brewery-only barrel aged beers paired with some amazing local cheese. Don't miss out on this unique brewery experience.

Fridays 3pm/5pm, Saturdays 11am/1pm/3pm/5pm, & Sundays 1pm/3pm

The Bierkeller

Every Morning @ 10:30am

Morning Mash-In Tour

Our only advanced-reservation tour offered daily, the Morning Mash In guarantees your right to live, laugh, and taste amazing beer. Experience the magic of our brewery in the morning while exploring the brewhouse and learning about Samuel Adams’ rich history. Includes a special souvenir goblet, exclusive 4th tasting, and access to our Brewery Tap Room before opening.

Every Morning @ 10:30am

Morning Mash-In Tour

Monday - Friday 1:30pm

Before the Brewhouse Tour

Go back in history to discover how the beer we know and love came to be! While we’ve only been brewing here since 1987, this building has been used as a brewery for over 200 years and beer itself dates back thousands of years. Sample four beers and learn how each of the styles originated, as well as how they grew and changed over years. Join us as we go beyond our Classic Tour and learn about the history of brewing, beer styles, and the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

Monday - Friday 1:30pm

Before the Brewhouse Tour

Thursday - Friday 5:30pm - 6pm

Can In Hand

Crack open a cold one and take it with you as we explore the brewery after hours. Pick a brewery-exclusive can to sip on while getting a behind-the-scenes look at our brewhouse and tasting in our Nano Brewery. Top it all off with a complimentary drink in the Tap Room.

Thursday - Friday 5:30pm - 6pm

Can In Hand

Private Tours

We offer private tours of our brewery Monday through Friday at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 5:15PM. One of our guides will teach your group about ingredients, show you our brewhouse, and sample four beers—including two experimental styles—with you. If you’d like to book a private tour, please fill out this form at least two weeks in advance.

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Private Tours

We offer private tours of our brewery Monday through Friday at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 5:15PM. One of our guides will teach your group about ingredients, show you our brewhouse, and sample four beers—including two experimental styles—with you. If you’d like to book a private tour, please fill out this form at least two weeks in advance.

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Book a Private Tour With Us!

Book a private tour with us! Private tours include:

  • Hands-on lesson on ingredients
  • Up-close walk-through of our R&D brewhouse
  • Guided beer tasting, including Boston Lager and experimental styles
  • Souvenir tasting glass

Book a Private Tour With Us!

Our private tours can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance.

Right now our private tours are offered Monday through Friday.

Rentals

The Pickwick is an intimate private space that lives in a separate building adjacent to our historic Boston Brewery. With enough space for 60 people (seating for 45), the space includes a private bar with 10 draft beer selections, including our flagship Boston Lager, our current seasonal, and a lineup of exclusive experimental styles. If you’re interested, please fill out the form linked below and we’ll reach out with more information.

More Info

Rentals

The Pickwick is an intimate private space that lives in a separate building adjacent to our historic Boston Brewery. With enough space for 60 people (seating for 45), the space includes a private bar with 10 draft beer selections, including our flagship Boston Lager, our current seasonal, and a lineup of exclusive experimental styles. If you’re interested, please fill out the form linked below and we’ll reach out with more information.

More Info

The Pickwick Package

The Pickwick Package

The Pickwick is an intimate private space which includes a private bar and room for 60 people. The package includes:

  • A bar featuring our flagship, Boston Lager, or current seasonal, and eight brewery-exclusive, experimental styles
  • A private bartender to serve your guests
  • Sonos speaker for music
  • AV system
  • Access to our preferred food vendors, with option to purchase
  • Option to add a private brewery tour at a discounted rate

We recommend booking rentals a month in advance.

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Sometimes the Journey Makes the Destination

We recommend using public transportation, as parking is limited at the Brewery. We’re a short walk away from the Stony Brook station on the MBTA’s Orange Line. Directions
Brewery Tour Hours
Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm Last tour starts at 5:00pm
Sundays Closed
Boston Tap Room &
Shop Hours
Monday - Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sundays 12pm - 6pm
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