Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Brewery, Beer-to-go

30 Germania St
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130-2315
United States

(617) 522-9080 | map
samueladams.com

Notes: Location of their R&D facility where they also brew limited batches for the Boston market. Tours are also available.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.62
Beers:
175
Reviews:
45,261
Ratings:
136,562
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
160
pDev:
16.63%
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Reviews by kryansutton:
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kryansutton

4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It was long ago 2004, I was in the prime of my life, turning 22 I went to Boston to see one of my brothers, for my 22nd birthday we went to his place of employment, Just happened to be The Boston beer company. I got an executive VIP treatment as a SWAT Officer in NEW YORK at the time. Jim Koch, The man behind the recipe was at the Brewing complex on July 16th. Not only was I able to try as many of the beers as I wanted, but I also got to tour the facility with Jim. It was one of the most amazing and inspiring trips I have ever taken. Way back then only 32 Stills were operational. That for me was 32 different beers and new ideas, I was able to taste the Stills in different stages of production and I was able to flash cool beer. It was important to me, not to miss a beat. I let Jim have my opinion on all the varieties and flavors as I toured, He has a Plate of Cheese, Crackers, Pretzels, peanuts, Smoked sausages, and We had some wings delivered. After narrowing down my favorites, in 3 hours we sat down in the executive area and ordered some burgers. My Brother he and I talked for a few more hours, he took a few takes on my favorites for beer and some suggestions, that later came out. The attributes of this facility were astonishing to me. being the 5th brewing facility I ever visited. My impression was skewed because I was treated like a royal. But it was overwhelmingly approachable. But being in Boston Mass and Visiting the Naval Ships earlier that day, I have to say that this 11 am - 5 pm or so visit was one of the most special events of my life. I am thankful my bother has a huge passion for beer and chooses Boston to make his home. I still have a Commitment to the Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams. Trying new beers each year when he comes home for the holidays, I am sure Jim has long since forgotten me, But I will never forget the man that was so passionate about his craft. The vibe was a 5 because I was treated like royalty with the creator, Of course, not all beers offered were the best ever, But the quality of the facility at that time was astonishing. I had to take a 1/4 point off, because of the overflow on the floor in the factory. I mean, its still a party foul. the rest was perfect. Highly recommend a privet tour of the faculty. You most likely will never tour with Jim K himself. but I am sure you will have a wonderful time.

Mar 08, 2020
More User Reviews:
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Bierbaum from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

May 14, 2020
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elamb106 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 18, 2020
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Arg914 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Dec 20, 2019
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O-Meg from New York

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Dec 16, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 08, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jul 09, 2019
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Kradz from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

So to be fair, I was last at Sam Adams Brewery in 2011 and Lord knows a lot can happen in 8 years. I was also there when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup so the city was in good spirits which may have helped me fall in love with it. The brewery was great. Not in the nicest part of town but the service and quality of the beer made it worth it.

Jun 10, 2019
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zaraspook from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

May 21, 2019
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Keeling from California

4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 01, 2019
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shelbs1202 from Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jan 31, 2019
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TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Jan 21, 2019
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viking77 from Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Jan 14, 2019
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Richard922 from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Jan 03, 2019
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chiefz1 from New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Dec 31, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2

Beer lovers will enjoy the brewery tour of the "flagship" location for Sam Adams. The beer brewed here serves only the Boston area. It is also the home to experimental attempts. If you are lucky, you may get one of these to taste on the tour.

The tour starts out with a lot of beer memorabilia. You can see the various awards won and get a general idea for the history of Sam Adams. The tour while brief, does give a great overview of the beer brewing process. I particularly like the opportunity to smell and taste the raw ingredients.

The highlight of the tour is the tasting room. You'll get three different styles and the tour guide will entertain, while teaching, you with how to taste beer with appreciation.

All in all, it's a fun little diversion. Don't expect too much beyond this review and you'll have a great time.

Dec 26, 2018
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Zach423 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Dec 09, 2018
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BulleitBob from Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Hey, it's in Boston and you can park on the street! No charge! Same with the tour. I've done plenty of tours, but this one was one of the best. The guide was great fun and entertaining and we were introduced to some of their more interesting brews. We sat around in long tables and passed the pitchers about; what's not to like? No pretensions like some other newer craft breweries; I don't need a $10 pretzel!

Dec 08, 2018
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EOC from Mexico

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Dec 06, 2018
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bpkrippner from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Nov 24, 2018
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nov 22, 2018
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mfigueroa713 from New York

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Oct 14, 2018
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ghasting from Washington

3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Oct 08, 2018
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Sep 24, 2018
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mflevy from New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

We did the barrel room tour, which was actually a blast. It exceeded our expectations. We got to spend a good hour tasting 3 barrel aged beers that are exclusive to the local brewery. We have never had a Sam Adams beer we liked, but all three we had were actually pretty good. One of which I'd definitely order in the store. Got to nibble on aged cheddar and ask all the questions we wanted to ask about the company and the process. It was great that we were two of eight so small intimate setting. Went to the main tasting room after, which is obviously much more crowded but there was a good vibe going on. A lot of tables inside to drink and good people. There were a couple solid NE DIPA available and they were pretty solid - something we'd buy if they ever sold in stores. We had a fun time, but very confusing why they are making pretty solid and legit beers but won't sell them outside the brewery. ? Ohwell. Just have to go visit...

Aug 01, 2018
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