There is no better way to get to know a destination than through its local brews. Steven’s favorite thing to do when traveling to a new place is try beer from some local breweries. To get the full experience, it is best to visit each brewery itself.
Thanks to City Brew Tours, we were able to visit several breweries in the Boston area, in a small sized tour and most importantly not have to worry about transportation! The tour picks you up in downtown Boston and brings you out into the suburbs to visit some of the best local breweries.
We took the After Hours Boston Brew Tour, visiting a total of four different breweries and enjoyed a light dinner pairing.
Homebrewing Tour Guide
The tour really began as soon as we hopped in the van in downtown Boston. On the drive to the first brewery the guide introduced us to himself, the itinerary and the basics of brewing and beer. The coolest part is that our guide is a homebrewer, meaning not only did he know all the facts about beer making, but he puts them into practice in his own home.
We also got to know a little bit about the other family who we would be spending the evening with on the tour. There is so much to talk about beer, the ride to our first stop just flew by.
Private Brewery Tour
At our first two stops, we took a private tour of the brewing space. The tour was lead by our driving tour guide, which is great as there is no need to repeat information at each place.
The only downside of the After Hours Brew Tour is that the production lines are closed for the night, but that does mean you can get up close to the equipment.
Our first stop of the evening was Lord Hobo Brewing Co. Taking a tour of the brewery with , we saw towers of beer palates from floor to ceiling, quite the site for a beer lover. Our favorite beer had to be Steal This Can, based on its name alone!
The next stop was the small and bustling Mystic Brewery. Our tour had a private table in the brewing space, where we learned about their special brewing process with the machinery around us. Our favorite beer on the flight we tasted is the Saison style Three Cranes, with a tart cranberry aroma.
Just a few blocks down, we were greeted at Chelsea Station with a light dinner pairing matching a flight of beers. Each food item matched perfectly with the flavor of each bear, our favorite had to be the mac and cheese! After a filling meal it is on to the last stop of the evening.
Our last stop of the evening was the Down the Road Brewery, here we found our own corner in the large taproom. While relaxing and sipping on our last beer flight of the night, our guide gave us the chance to ask any last questions about beer, brewing and Boston.
City Brew Tours Boston
Being only two groups in the tour, our guide offered to drop us off right at home, making for the perfect end to a fun, informative and delicious evening with City Brew Tours Boston. We look forward to visiting their other destination cities to enjoy a guided taste of the town!