Immerse yourself in the local brewery scene with a guided evening and evening brew tour. This is going to be the perfect activity if you’re someone who enjoys a beer or two, and you would like to explore the technical side to see where exactly your beer comes from, and all the tools and processes used to make it. On top of that, you’ll also get to enjoy the beers as well so it’s heaven for someone who is interested in beer.
You’ll meet a friendly guide in downtown Boston in the morning, where you will get on a comfortable bus and explore four different Boston breweries. It’s going to be the time of your life for sure. You’ll see everything that goes into making award-winning pilsners, stouts and other types of beer. Not only that, but you’ll actually learn about the history of them and even see some specialties of the breweries you’re visiting.
Depending on the day you take the tour you could see Sam Adams, Cambridge Brewing Company, Night Shift, Mystic Brewery, Downeast Cider or Beer Works. No matter which ones you end up going to you’ll get to see the process of making great beer.
In the evening you’ll be focused on nanobrewing. This tour includes 15 different beer tastings and you’ll get to talk to the owners of these companies. Since they are small, usually the batches they make go fast but don’t fret. You’ll get to taste some new and exciting nano brews that you could not even imagine before going on this tour. This will be the highlight for sure as you’ll meet people with a passion for making beer.
After this, you’ll finish up in downtown Boston.
Immerse yourself in Boston's lively beer scene on guided morning and evening brew tours. Chat with brewery owners as you explore the equipment used to make beer, learn about the brewing process, and sample all kinds of suds!
See below for details on each tour.
Original Brew Tour
Meet your guide in downtown Boston in the morning, and travel by comfortable bus to four different Boston breweries. Let your guide introduce you to award-winning pilsners, stouts and other beers and explain the history and specialties of each brewery you visit.
The locations vary depending on the day you take your tour. Sam Adams, Cambridge Brewing Company, Night Shift, Mystic Brewery, Downeast Cider or Beer Works are among the breweries you might go.
A visit to Sam Adams reveals how the popular label uses artesian imported hops and fresh malt. Cambridge Brewing Company, the oldest brewery-restaurant in the Boston area, offers up sips of handcrafted, award-winning beers. Agave nectar, pink peppercorn and habanero peppers are among the unusual ingredients that might tickle your taste buds in Night Shift's concoctions.
All tours stop at The Meadhall, a gastropub where you'll see more than 100 beers from all over the world on tap, take a private behind-the-scenes tour, and enjoy lunch with your beer. Your brew tour concludes in downtown Boston in the afternoon.
Evening Brew Tour
Focus on the nanobrewing, or nano, scene in Boston on this tour that includes some 15 different beer tastings. Nanobreweries are small beer-making operations that make a few batches at time. Supplies are limited, and they usually go fast! Talk with the owners about their labors of love at four breweries that may include Beer Works, Night Shift Brewing, Idle hands, Mystic Brewery and Cambridge Brewing Company. You might try Belgian-style beers at Idle Hands, Boston's first nanobrewery, or a saison ale at Mystic Brewery.
Your evening tour concludes in downtown Boston.
Pickup & Return:
Charles Street Liquors.
Departure Times: Varies
10:20AM — Monday through Friday: Sam Adams, Meadhall, Downeast Cider/ Cambridge Brewing Co, Night Shift/Mystic Brewery
10:40AM, 11:20AM, 12:00PM — Saurdayt: Sam Adams, Meadhall, Downeast Cider/Short Path/Down the Road/Cambridge Brewing Co, Mystic Brewery
4:40PM — Saturday: Mystic Brewery, Downeast Cider/Bantam/Short Path, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing/Meadhall
5:20PM — Saturday: Down the Road/Downeast/Bantam, Mystic Brewery/Downeast Cider, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing/Meadhall
5:45PM — Monday/Tuesday: Night Shift, Beer Works, Meadhall, Cambridge Brewing
5:45PM — Wednesday: Mystic Brewing, Night Shift Brewing, Boston Beer Works, CBC/Meadhall
5:45PM — Thursday/Friday: Idle Hands Craft Ales (temporarily closed and will be replaced), Mystic Brewery, Night Shift Brewing, Boston Beer Works
6:00PM — Saturday: Downeast Cider House/Bantam/Short Path, Mystic Brewery, Boston Beer Works, Cambridge Brewing Co/Meadhall
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Does not include:
- Beer tasting
- Local guide
- Round-trip transportation by bus
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Dinner (if option selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks (available for purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 21 years
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
- Please enter contact phone number in special fields, with country code, so we may contact you to arrange details for your tour
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund