Get insider access that only The Mass Brew Bus can offer on this brewery tour.
The first stop on the Wild Brew Yonder Tour is Turtle Swamp which was the colonial name for the lowlands between Forest Hills and Jackson Square, a “swamp” that was a perfect, natural filter for the waters that flowed through it. This crystal clear water was ideal for making beer, and many breweries flourished here. Today, Turtle Swamp Brewing opens its doors in the heart of Jamaica Plain, bringing beer back to the first true home of American brewing.
Next, we head to Framingham to visit Springdale Barrel Room. Opened in 2017, The Springdale Barrel Room is a project of Jack’s Abby Brewing and is already the largest barrel aging room in New England. There are thousands of oak barrels containing unique ales and lagers that are undergoing fermentation by a horde of yeast and bacteria. Many of their beers are fermented with classic ale yeast strains, rather than the parent brewery’s well-known lager yeasts. These yeasts express themselves in the beers with spicy, fruity characteristics that are classic in many styles. Blending these barrels into funky, complex and sometimes sour beer is a true art form that we will get to enjoy as we learn more about their activities in their vast tasting room.
The last stop is Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing. Matthew Steinberg has been brewing beer professionally for nearly two decades, now he has opened his own brewery in a space with very good beer karma. Exhibit “A” is located in Jack’s Abby’s former brewery space in Framingham. The 12,000 square foot facility features a 20 barrel brewhouse that will turn out various styles of well-hopped beers. And the cozy tasting room has a sleek modern feel appropriate for the updated use of the space. Be sure to look for the Demo Tape series beers, these are test batches in which the team is honestly looking for your feedback.
> – $99 per Adult
> – Saturdays at 3pm
> – 4.5 hours long
> – Pick-up and drop-off for our regularly scheduled tours is at The Craft Beer Cellar – Fort Point, 34 Farnsworth St., Boston, MA unless otherwise noted.
All tours include:
> – Transportation in a roomy comfortable bus
> – Dedicated Tour Guide/Beverage Consultant
> – Your own Designated Driver
> – Samples at all stops
> – Food (baked treat from local bakery)
> – Bottled Water
> – Tote Bag (You get to keep it)
> – Stickers
> – Behind the scenes access (meet the brewers and tasting room staff)
> – Production Tour
> – Storage for purchases in a cooler or crate
> – Small intimate tours