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Did you know that Massachusetts boasts more than 50 (and counting) craft breweries statewide? On its way to becoming a true “beer destination,” combined with some of the top culinary experiences in the country, Massachusetts offers a number of unique experiences that combine the likes of good eats and good drinks.
So, whether you’re a novice or a craft beer connoisseur, how does one manage to experience all that Massachusetts’ beer scene has to offer?
Introducing our MassFinds “Find of the Month,” New England Brewery Tours!
Fittingly, with Father’s Day just around the corner, New England Brewery Tours offer a fantastic means to having a beer with dad, but are also a great activity for a group of friends and family.
The brewery tours run from Tuesday through Saturday, with each tour including a walkthrough and tasting at three different breweries in the Greater Boston area. Blue Hills Brewery, Sam Adams, and Jack’s Abbey are just a few of the breweries that are frequent stops for the tours, but the brewery selection changes on a day-to-day basis.
On route to the breweries, New England Brewery Tour guides keep their groups entertained, providing interesting facts about Boston and its diverse areas. Inside the breweries, guides ensure that folks drink some craft beer knowledge along with the beer itself. As the tour moves along, guides supply background about the Hub’s beer history and insight into the brewing process.
As enjoyable as the beer samplings are, they’re only half the story when it comes to New England Brewery Tours. Every tour also treats patrons to a gourmet four-course lunch! Better yet, each course is paired with a beer specifically chosen to complement the dish. While folks on the tour enjoy their lunch, they’ll get to learn why each beer was chosen as an accompaniment to each dish served. To see an example of one New England Brewery Tour lunch menu, click here.
As for transportation, you can leave that to the tour guides, as well. The Tour offers pickup and drop off services, which are included in the price of the tour (provided you’re within five miles of downtown Boston), adding a safe means to a good time.