Massachusetts may be home to the most strict alcohol laws; where you can’t sell alcohol on a Sunday morning, very few alcohol grocery outlets and where happy hours are nonexistence but the area, especially in Boston has the most vibrant craft brewery scenes. People looking to visit craft brewery scenes and taking brewery tours will find several breweries in the suburbs of Boston; places that will provide them with learning experiences, enjoyment and tasting of the best beers in this side of the world.
But before dwelling on what you will find at these Boston brewery tour scenes, perhaps it is also good to cater for those who may be taking these tours for the first time. There are many questions that arise when it comes to brewery tours. We will dwell on these issues first and then talk about the three jewels in the midst of Boston.
After booking for your brewery tour you need to get information on where you will meet as well as the time when you should arrive. One should also get clear directions on the location of the first meet up, this will ensure that you do not get stranded and perhaps miss the wonderful tour on a slot when scheduled.
The second issue regards what to wear; the advice here would be wearing something which will make you comfortable. Remember the tour will involve some walking and most of this will be within the brewery buildings and compound. Also you need to dress according to the weather bearing in mind that most of the times will be spend indoors, so wearing light will serve well too.
Some people also want to know what they should bring for the tour. I would say that wallet and ID should be the first things to pack; you will require them at different times during the brewery tour. You will get a lot of free beer samples during the trip, if you want to take them while on the bus or at home, you must have a bag to help you carry the freebies. Also you will have the opportunity to buy some growler or even something to take home with you, you need a place where you can put these things.
On what to expect during the tour, have a look on the description page and you will find the details but generally most brewery tours will take you to facilities where the processing is done, packing and areas where you can have a free sample and a snack.
Armed with this information, people who are taking a brewery tour for the first time can now have a peaceful mind knowing that they will enjoy the trip as the rest of the tour lovers.
You will have an opportunity to visit some of the oldest breweries in the state. Those that have been with us for more than a century, fifty years, twenty and so on. You will have a chance to learn about the history of these breweries, get to know the people behind them and the inspirations that made them start the business. You will also get a chance to know the first products here, in some instances; you may get to sample the first products in these breweries. Note that this will only happen in rare occurrences as it is not possible to give them out and still retain them for that long. It is also worth noting that this may come at a premium, it is a rare chance, and therefore the cost is worth it.
A tour in these locations will get you roasted barley and rub hops flowers, giving you a scent that make you smell like somebody who have been drinking all day. Some of the breweries are not crowded given the activities that take place here; they do not need a large work force. Those who are taking a trip in these breweries will enjoy setting their feet in most of the allowable location without fear of getting crowded.
If you sign up for an early tour you will enjoy the tour but you will also end up drinking substantially large amount of alcohol by the time the tour ends approximately three hours later. You will also have some time to visit the gift shops where you can get different types of memorabilia. A tour the micro breweries is an interesting activity, it will give you a clear understanding on what goes on a micro brewery, it will give you a chance to sample the different beers. The visit will give you a relaxing experience, learn the brewery process in an atmosphere which helps the knowledge sink in well. It is also an ideal place where you can take your loved ones or friends who are out of town.
In addition to visiting a micro brewery, you also need to set your feet in a large plant, a location where loads of activities are performed.
These are breweries which have grown to attain the title large commercial plant. Unlike the small breweries, these production plants are usually hot and loud, visitors have to wear protective gear while in there. These places have a lot of people; you are likely to bump a dozen of workers as they go on with their brewing business. Visitors do get a chance to walk on the main brewing point; they normally walk of a series of catwalks above the brewing location. The beauty of these place, though at a distance you get a chance to see the bolts and nuts of the hundreds of bottle and cans as they find their way into storage points. The visitors get to see the various machines in action, carrying out different processes that put the favorite beer on the table.
A Boston brewery tour will leave you mesmerized; it will open your eyes on the processes that take place to give you that favorite bottle of beer. It is a great opportunity.