Samuel Adams recently announced the grand opening of its newest innovation taproom, blending old and new with a modern brewhouse and rooftop patio situated in the heart of Boston’s Faneuil Hall. In an area steeped with historical significance which ultimately serves as the inspiration for many beers, the Samuel Adams Boston Tap Room is situated steps from its namesake’s statue and along the Freedom Trail symbolized in the beloved Samuel Adams Brick Red beer. The new taproom is a space where drinkers can both enjoy their favorite classic styles of Sam Adams beer and discover new, experimental brews to love.
The 14,000-sq-ft space includes three expansive bars across three unique floors and a rooftop patio. Serving as a home for experimental brews, the 4.25-bbl, state-of-the-art BrauKon brewhouse from Germany has a 1,100-bbl brewing capacity with 12 serving tanks to fuel 20 taps, the majority of which will be taproom-exclusive offerings. Megan Parisi serves as the Samuel Adams Boston Tap Room head brewer, developing distinctive recipes and experiences like The Innovation Table where drinkers can taste alongside a brewer and share feedback.
After years of imagining a downtown Boston taproom, Samuel Adams first began making a dream a reality in 2017, completely reimagining the former Hillstone Restaurant space with the help of Bergmeyer and Gilbane Building Co. This landmark project demanded incredible coordination, care and attention to detail throughout to ensure the 15 million annual visitors to this historic district would be both minimally impacted by construction and welcoming of this new space.
The taproom will feature daily sandwich specials and an all day, everyday bar menu including light bites and sweet treats from area favorites like Boston Pretzel and Brewing, The American Dream entrepreneurs Delectable Delights and Top Shelf Cookies. Drinkers can continue the Sam Adams experience at home with crowlers of beers on tap and specialty four-packs.
The Samuel Adams Boston Tap Room is open seven days a week.
“We’ve been dreaming about a space like the Samuel Adams Boston Tap Room for years,” said Jim Koch, Samuel Adams founder and brewer. “Ever since we opened our Boston Brewery Taproom in Jamaica Plain in 2017, drinkers have been asking us to open a location closer to the downtown area in Boston proper. Finally, the timing is just right. The Samuel Adams Boston Taproom is a place where craft beer lovers, Bostonians and visitors alike can saddle up with friends and enjoy classic and innovative Samuel Adams brews in an area steeped with revolutionary history, especially as it relates to our namesake.”