The Sam Adams Brewery just got even better with the opening of a new Brewery Tap Room and a “Bier Keller” for barrel-aging experimental beers.
The new section opened Nov. 10, and expands Sam Adams’ footprint in the historic Haffenreffer Brewery, originally built in 1871, which had its chimney topped off this past year with the letters “Haf” added to complete the spelling of Haffenreffer.
Drinkers can now visit the new tap room to enjoy tapped pours from rotating experimental beers from the brewery like the new recipe for the Samuel Adams New England IPA. Fan favorites like the Boston Lager and seasonal brews are also available.
The tap room will also host special events like trivia nights, food trucks, karaoke and more. The tap room is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but it’s closed on Sunday (because, you know, it’s still Massachusetts, and brewers also need a day off).
“We’re thrilled that our Boston neighbors can join us at the brewery to enjoy pints of new and experimental Sam Adams brews – many of which are only available here at the Brewery. I’m happy to finally say that the kegs are tapped and the perfect pints are ready to greet drinkers at our new Brewery Tap Room,” said Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams.
The Boston Brewery is home to Sam Adams’ research and development, which is expanding to include the opening of the new Bier Keller, German for “beer cellar.” The space was actually used for cellaring beer back in the Haffenreffer Brewery days. The Bier Keller is now a spot for aging experimental barrel-aged beer, and also provide drinkers with the chance to try samples from the cellar such as barleywines, oak-aged saisons and scotch ales aging in scotch whiskey barrels. Bier Keller barrels were previously used in distilleries and wineries that previously aged bourbon, white Carcavelos wine, ruby port, sherry, tequila and more.
The Sam Adams Brewery is located at 30 Germania St., Jamaica Plain.