Boston Brewery

Samuel Adams Brewery, Party Trolleys and Doyles!

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery

Next time you’re in Boston you have to stop by the Samuel Adams Brewery!

Make sure you go around lunch time and are feeling a bit hungry. No, it’s not so you can get drunk faster. I’m (kind of) an adult now, thank you. It’s so you’ll be in tip top shape for your meal at Doyles.

I’ve road tested the day for you – it’s going to be so much fun!

Take a taxi to the Brewery; you might not have the ability to drive for the rest of the day. Once there, pick up your tour tickets from the reception area and confirm with the staff what time your tour starts. Give yourself around two hours for your meal. The tour is free(!!!), but you can give donations to support a variety of local charities.

Wait outside the brewery for your ride to lunch. Every 15 minutes a white party trolley comes to pick up beer drinkers and take them to Doyles. You’ll probably hear the trolley before you see it.

The ride will be half the fun. Grease Lighting will be blasting and disco balls will be turning but, don’t worry, the smoke machine will not interfere with your singing. The only person more excited than you will be Jason, your driver.

Jason will tell you all about how, he truly believes, Doyles is the best place in the world. He’ll go on about how it was established in 1882 and has been a local favourite since he can remember. He’ll give you food recommendations and remind you that if you order a Samuel Adams beer and show your tour ticket you’ll be able to take home the specially designed glass that your beer will come served in.

He will set the perfect mood for an exciting day of drinking beer.

As for the food at Doyles, I can vouch for the chicken fingers, the mozzarella sticks, the burger and the sweet potatoes fries, but I recommend the fried chicken. I mean, you’re going to be drinking beer – it’s already a cheat day. We can say this pub is a historical landmark all we want, but we have to remember, at the end of the day, that Doyles is a great Irish pub that serves satisfying pub food.

Once you’re done with your meal, simply wait on the corner of Washington St. and that same amazing white trolly will pick you back up and drop you in front of the brewery just in time for the start of your tour.

Hopefully, you’ll get Brett as your tour guide. He’s funny, knowledgable and has a moustache. By the end of the tour you will know the secrets behind every Samuel Adams beer: how it’s made, what is in it and the proper way to drink it. You’ll even have a few rounds – you’ll try some of their best selling beer, some seasonal beer and some of their concoctions that weren’t good enough to put on the shelf.

Please be advised, you’ll probably need a nap as soon as you get home.

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
3
0 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 368-525 for reservations

Doyles Cafe
3484 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Roast Beast Boston

Roast Beast and Puns / Boston

Boston

Roast Beast Boston

Roast Beast Boston

There is only one of two ways to be. You can be the type of person or place that is a little bit good at everything or you can be the type that is excellent at one thing. The guys from Roast Beast chose the latter and their passion, if you can’t tell from the pictures above, is puns. No, wait. That’s wrong. It’s roast beef, definitely roast beef.

Never mind how much I love the clever name of the small, convenient and quick shop, this is about the food. Maneuvering your way through is quick and easy. You choose a meat (beef, turkey, chicken breast, pulled pork). Then the size of your sandwich and the type of roll (deli, onion, wheat) (go onion!)(I know, but just do it). You choose your toppings and then make the very hard decision of a picking a sauce. Maybe (definitely) add on some cheese. And if you’re feeling crazy make it a full meal by adding a drink and some Cape Code potato chips on the side.

My only tip would be to savor it. This is one of those sandwiches that you sit down to eat and has vanished by the time you can look up to say, “Holy cow, how good is this!”.

These sandwiches are just delicious, it’s really that plain and simple.

Roast Beast
1080 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617)877-8690
(They offer curbside pick-up)

Boston Apple Picking

Apple Cider Everything!

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking 

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

Boston Apple Picking

One of my favorite days spent in Boston was the day we drove out to Connor’s Farm in Danvers Massachusetts. The idea was to go apple picking. We had been two years prior to celebrate my sister’s birthday and it became a bit of a birthday tradition for her. But as it happens with (some) big, hispanic families, we were too late.

We bought a large bag to fill with apples only to find out all the good apples had been picked and the apple picking area was closed. The great thing about Connor’s Farm though is that there is SO much to do other than picking. It’s as much a farm for adults as it is for kids.

There are freshly made apple cider donuts to eat and warm apple cider to drink. It’s easy to get apple cider crazy. The market at the front of the farm is stupendous, you could spend the entire time in there. You’d find every type of homemade pie you could dream of and probably a packet of muffins to match it too. There’s also Bob’s BBQ if you arrive hungry, though we didn’t try it. We went from apple cider donuts to specialty popcorn from The Corn Crib.

Once you pass the market the fun starts: swings right by the gorgeous lake, go-carts, pig races, pumpkin picking, a ride around the farm in carts, zombie paintball, a corn maze (with different levels), playing and feeding cute farm animals. They even have a Maze of Darkness which no one in their right mind should partake in.

What’s even better than the activities is the actual farm. I don’t know if we got lucky with the weather; the entire farm was sun-drenched which exaggerated the already stunning fall colors of the trees surrounding us. I’d like to think that every afternoon at Connor’s farm is as beautiful as the one we had.

Oh, don’t worry. We did walk away with apples in the end. We filled the bag from the market apples on the way out. Birthday apple picking complete!

Connor’s Farm
30 Valley Road (Rt. 35) Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
(978) 777 1245