I am always torn about my eagerness or dread when it comes to tours. Should the tour guide turn out to be miserable, you could land yourself stuck in the middle of a droning individual's attempt at "guiding" people along; truly, a slow, painful death. But alas! Thank goodness the Sam Adams tour was much different.
Let's start with the fact that it's free. Instead of swindling our money into a large cesspool of already-rich individuals, this wonderful company, instead, encourages and accepts donations to pass on to local charities.
Then, the tour guide gave an efficient, energetic, and almost interesting display of historical information. Brewery tours typically go over the same yeast and fermentation process, but our tourguide was capable of injecting some humor into it all. Then, we were all ushered into a tasting room with our free seven-ounce Sam Adams glass in hand. For all the youngins that are dragged along (though I highly advise against it due to adult humor, activities, and well gosh darn who the he'll would want to put their kids through an hour long event of something that will bore them to death because they can't even enjoy it) there is root beer to enjoy.
Despite our tourguides obvious displays of frat-kid, college guy like humor, we really did have a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this attraction to beer lovers, people looking to drink free alcohol secretly disguised as philanthropy, and couples alike. Oh! Make sure you grab a large glass of water near the gift shop to carry with you throughout the tour. You'll want to cleanse your palette after the barley tasting and in between beer samples at the end. Happy drinking fellow Bostonians.
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