And we’re back, with another virtual Boston brew tour of words, also known as our brewery round-up. We want to tell you a little about our Boston brew tour stops so you can decide which ones you really want to see. This time we will break it down with some Boston Brew Tour facts. We’re going to hit you with some knowledge about us and three more of our stops: Riverwalk Brewing, GrandTen Distilling, and Boston Harbor Distillery. We hope our Boston Brew Tour facts can help you whittle down what stops you definitely want to make on your own Boston brew tour.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #1: Our Boston brew tours have over 60 possible stops & even include some distilleries if you want to mix it up a little bit.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #2: If you aren’t totally feeling all the breweries on a given day, you are welcome to book and create your very own custom made Boston brew tour. You can make the tour your own, stopping at your choice of breweries and distilleries, and if you want to stop for pizza or bowling, you’re welcome to do that too!
Boston Brew Tour Fact #3: One of our very cool stops is RiverWalk Brewing which is based out of Newburyport, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #4: RiverWalk Brewing gets it’s name from the trail that connects many of the communities on the North shore. They hope that their beer can connect the community and it’s members in the same kind of way.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #5: The brewery got it’s start in the founder’s garage on the River Walk trail. They brewed with just 3 gallon pots. From there, it grew.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #6: The actual brewery opened it’s doors in 2012.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #7: RiverWalk Brewing takes pride in having a wide variety of beers but continuing to uphold quality and consistency throughout each beer style.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #8: The brewers at RiverWalk have done extensive beer research everywhere from Belgian monasteries to back alley British pubs. (And as we know, beer research is the best kind of research)
Boston Brew Tour Fact #9: The brewery and taproom for RiverWalk is casual and family friendly; they hope to be a relaxing destination where everybody can have a good time and enjoy some great beers.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #10: It’s important for RiverWalk to be accessible craft artistry. In other words, they focus on perfecting the art of craft brewing & then you just enjoy it. No pretentiousness here!
Boston Brew Tour Fact #11: The taproom has a ZAXXON, an old school arcade game, for visitors to play.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #12: During a Boston brew tour at RiverWalk, they are focused on educating beer lovers about beer and the whole brewing process.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #13: Our Boston brew tours not only does tours to breweries but we also have a few distilleries on our list of stops.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #14: GrandTen Distilling is one of them and they are located in Dorchester Ave is South Boston.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #15: GrandTen is owned and operated by Matthew Nuernburger and Spencer McMinn.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #16: GrandTen wants to accommodate the increase of savvy drinkers in the Baystate. Along with the craft beer movement, there has been an increase in demand for quality liquor.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #17: GrandTen is inspired by new and interesting flavors but they do also take pride in high quality traditional styles.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #18: The flagship drink for GrandTen is their Wire Works American Gin.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #19: All of their products are produced in very small batches and are then distilled in copper.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #20: Every step of the process at GrandTen from choosing ingredients to bottling and labeling is done by hand.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #21: GrandTen has pop up food trucks to serve food to visitors. (Yum!)
Boston Brew Tour Fact #22: The process of distillation is a classical process that separates liquids with different boiling points.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #23: During distillation the ethanol boils first and travels upwards towards the cooling condensers where it returns to a liquid form to be bottled.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #24: The craft of the distilling process comes into play in this last step when flavors are coaxed from grain, fruit, and spice to balance the harsh alcohol taste.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #25: GrandTen shows off their creativity, producing customary beverages and unique small batch single run spirits.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #26: The distillery is located in an old iron works building.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #27: The old iron works building was where inventor Cyrus Alger built the largest iron foundry in the country.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #28: Alger provided the US government with munitions and weaponry for many years.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #29: After the war, the iron foundry made wire. The production was so high tech and innovative that they were often visited for school fieldtrips.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #30: Some of the liquors that GrandTen distills are their Wireworks Special Reserve, South Boston Irish Whisky, North Country Apple Brandy, and Fire Puncher Vodka (with bell peppers). (You could get samples of some of these on your Boston brew tour)
Boston Brew Tour Fact #31: GrandTen Distillery also has a bar where people can enjoy drinks directly from the source.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #32: The cocktails that they serve highlight their line of craft spirits.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #33: They open their distillery doors every Friday night and invite anyone interested in learning more about how everything works to come check it out.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #34: At the distillery during your Boston brew tour, you can expect a detailed tour and tasting of the full line as well as special & limited releases that you can only get at the distillery.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #35: GrandTen holds discussions of mixology, the history of Boston spirits, and the spirit world in general.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #36: Their Sunday Funday event includes sessionable cocktails and games including old Nintendo games, classic board games, shuffleboard, and foosball.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #37: Commercial distilling in Massachusetts dates back to before the Revolutionary War.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #38: In the 1700’s Massachusetts was the leading rum exporter.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #39: Also in the 1700’s Boston was home to more than 25 distilleries and it was a great source of income for the state.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #40: Overtime and with Prohibition, the industry declined but we are seeing a craft distillery Renaissance and Massachusetts is back to have 20 or so commercial distilleries.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #41: Boston Harbor Distillery is another distillery on our Boston brew tours.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #42: Boston brew tours are typically focused on craft beer but the craft distillery movement goes hand in hand with the craft beer movement.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #43: Boston Harbor Distillery is dedicated to bringing the revolutionary spirit of New England to life through their spirits.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #44: They are located at the port of Boston Harbor in a renovated building that dates back to the mid 1800’s.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #45: Their line of spirits include the Putnam New England Rye, Lawley Small Batch Rum, and Boston Harbor liqueurs.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #46: Boston Harbor Distillery has been the recipient of American Craft Spirits Awards.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #47: They were founded by Rhonda Kallman who had previously worked in craft beer for 25 years and set out for a new adventure in craft spirits. (She could probably tell you a thing or two about the beers you’ll try on your Boston brew tour)
Boston Brew Tour Fact #48: The distillery lives in what is one of the last remaining mill houses in the whole Boston area.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #49: Before the distillery arrived, the building was once home to Silas Putnam who invented the process of automating the manufacture of hot forged horsenail and supplied them to both the North and South during the Civil War.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #50: The building was also once home to local favorite Seymour’s Ice Cream factory.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #51: Boston Harbor Distillery’s first hire was Dr. James Swan a world renowned expert on whisky production and maturation.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #52: Dr. James Swan was a whiskey legend who helped countless distilleries around the world including Kavalan in Taiwan, Cotswolds distillery and The London Distillery Company in England, and Victoria Caledonian in Canada.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #53: John Couchot, an award winning distiller, also came onto the team after Rhonda Kallman met him at the American Distillers Institution and convinced him to move out to Boston.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #54: The Boston Harbor Distillery makes hundreds of barrels of whiskey varieties in their bonded barrell storage warehouse, as well as delicious liqueurs, and even distilled beer from Sam Adams (another stop on our Boston brew tour)
Boston Brew Tour Fact #55: They take pride in having very knowledgeable team who you can meet and pick the brains of while on your Boston brew tour.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #56: The Boston Harbor Distillery is a community guided by a grain-to-glass philosophy which means they use local grains and produce in the distilling process.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #57: When your Boston brew tour brings you to Boston Harbor Distillery, you can expect a history of the location, a history of distilling and spirits, a tasting, and an upclose look at how and where the spirits are made.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #58: Boston Harbor Distillery has a cocktail bar as well that is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #59: They serve cocktails that are inspired by their spirits.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #60: If you can’t make this distillery on your Boston brew tour, they’ll come to you with their Tasting Table for parties and events.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #61: You can catch the distilleries on a couple of our different Boston brew tours including the…
Boston Brew Tour Fact #62: …The David Ortiz (Saturday experience), as well as the…
Boston Brew Tour Fact #63: …The Uma Thurman (After-hours experience), also the…
Boston Brew Tour Fact #64: The Mark Wahlberg (Sunday experience), and finally…
Boston Brew Tour Fact #65: they might be included on the World Championship Team and World Class Breweries (Saturday September 9th) which is a Boston brew tour of three of our Boston brew tour spots followed by a Red Sox game over at Fenway park.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #66: RiverWalk Brewing and both distilleries can also be visited on your custom made Boston brew tour.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #67: We are very much looking forward to showing you around the city wherever your Boston brew tour may take you!
Boston Brew Tour Fact #68: You should check back here again soon to learn more about our tours and our more than 60 possible Boston brew tour stops.
Boston Brew Tour Fact #69: Let us know if there are any stops on our Boston brew tours that you’d want to learn a little more about before booking your tour and we’d love to help you out!
Boston Brew Tour Fact #70: Our Boston brew tours are the best in the world (At least we think it’s a fact).
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for following along. There’s so much to learn when it comes to our Boston brew tour stops and we want to inform you the best we can so that you have the perfect Boston brew tour for you whether you chose to go on one of our pre-made Boston brew tour experiences or chose to customize your very own Boston brew tour. We’ll see you next time!