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Old 09-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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So me and SWMBO are in Boston for the week. Any recommendations for a beer/history fan to do. The obvious are already on the table- Sam Adams, concord and Lexington history sights. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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The harpoon tour is pretty solid. $5 and you can taste everything on tap. But be careful when they call last call for your group cause some of them will serve their friends still and stop serving you.

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Cambridge Brewing Company has the best local made super fresh beers, the pumpkin is delicious.
http://www.cambrew.com/

I've never been impressed with Boston Beer Works beer, but the food at the Fenway brewpub is consistently very good, and it's only like a 300 ft walk to The Yard House which has an awsome tap selection.

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Well, we did Sam Adams and it was a pretty good tour and for free we got 7 ounce glasses filled three times. Not to shabby!

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I don't know if Pretty Things does a tour...but their beer is fantastic!

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Wachusett Brewery is a good one. Lots of samples.

http://www.wachusettbrew.com/index2.html

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Well, we did Sam Adams and it was a pretty good tour and for free we got 7 ounce glasses filled three times. Not to shabby!
Did the Sam Adams tour last weekend. Great tour, knowledgeable staff, really focused on education and appreciation while keeping the mood light. The crowd was a little "YEA WOO BEER!" in a kind of obnoxious way for me, and seemed less interested in the brewing process than the tasting. But for a 2 dollar donation to charity it's a solid tour with something for every beer enthusiast. Highly recommended.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:09 AM   #8
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I don't know if Pretty Things does a tour...but their beer is fantastic!
+1 their ipa was fantastic this year. they said it was a seasonal but it did so well they are going to make it again. when citra comes back of course.
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Pretty Things, like most other brewers in the area, do not have their own brewhouse. Check out Jack's Abby (Siebel Master Grad) in Framingham just east of the city a bit. They specialize in German lagers and are all quality. Boston is a great walking city and plenty of cool architecture when you get off the main streets. Enjoy!

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Pretty Things, like most other brewers in the area, do not have their own brewhouse. Check out Jack's Abby (Siebel Master Grad) in Framingham just east of the city a bit. They specialize in German lagers and are all quality. Boston is a great walking city and plenty of cool architecture when you get off the main streets. Enjoy!
I think Jack's Abbey is the best Mass brewery right now. They are simply doing amazing things and putting out a quality product. The Smoke and Dagger is amazing but I remember trying their IPL and being blown away at the quality.

And yes, Pretty Things is a contract brew out of Westport...several amazing beers are made there, Blatant being one of them.
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