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Boston Beer Company, Boston

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The Boston Beer Company is a brewer founded in 1984. Boston Beer Company's first brand of beer was named Samuel Adams (often shortened to Sam Adams) after Founding Father Samuel Adams, an American revolutionary patriot. The company launched Angry Orchard brand hard ciders in 2012.Based on sales in 2014, the Boston Beer Company is the second-largest craft brewery in the U.S.HistoryEarly historyThe Boston Beer Company was founded in 1984 by James "Jim" Koch and Rhonda Kallman. The initial beer offering was Samuel Adams Boston Lager, a 4.8% abv amber or Vienna lager. Koch, the sixth-generation, first-born son to follow in his family's brewing footsteps, brewed his first batch of the beer in his kitchen, using the original family recipe for Louis Koch Lager. At the time, Koch was working at Boston Consulting Group after receiving BA, MBA and JD degrees from Harvard University. While serving in his role as a manufacturing consultant at BCG, Koch developed a business plan for a locally focused beer company. He invested $100,000 of his own money and raised additional funds from investors, family members, and friends including former classmates and BCG colleagues. The company was organized as a limited liability partnership which prohibited most early investors from having active management roles in the company. However, one early investor, John B. Wing, held a board seat until 2002.
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  • The tours offered by Sam Adams are a really fun way to spend an hour especially if it's cold or raining outside. You learn a lot about the brewing process and get to taste some beers! Highly recommend...  more »
  • There are several things that come to mind when you mention Boston, Samuel Adams Brewery should be one if you enjoy beer. I recommend the First Mash of the Day tour if you can. You can obtain the tick...  more »
  • This tour is well worth your trip to Jamaica Plain. Went there around Easter of last year, and caught the last tour of the day. Super guide, explained the process well, and we left with enough samples...  more »
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  • Boston Beer Company has a great tour complimented with funny hosts. We made the trip to Boston on business and had to take in The Boston Beer Company as Samuel Adams beer is one of my favorites. The trip to the tour is definitely worth the trip.
  • Brewery tour is fun.
  • This isn't actually a restaurant (it operates more as a retail location with free samples) but who is going to complain about good free beer?