Ballparks and Breweries: AL East
I stole this idea from one of my friends because it’s probably the greatest idea in the world if you love beer (especially craft beer) and baseball. When I ran into my friend Joe very randomly at Camden Yards he told me that his friends and him not only visit ballparks every year, but they make sure to hit up the local breweries as well. I think that’s an awesome spin on visiting all 30 MLB parks, so I compiled a list of some local breweries in every city, which I will split up into six posts. What makes this list even better is some of the brewery tours are free and have samples at the end. Sure beats paying $6+ for a beer at the ballpark!
Union Craft Brewing Brewery tours are on Saturdays at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & 3:30 pm.
Heavy Seas Beer Tours are almost every Saturday at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm. The brewery also has multiple tasting events during the week.
RavenBeer aka Baltimore Washington Beer Works
Samuel Adams (aka Boston Beer Company) The tours depart every 45 min. Monday-Thursday, 10 am-3 pm, Fridays, 10 am-5:30 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm. Suggested donation is $2.
Harpoon Brewery Tours start every half-hour on Saturdays 10:30 am-5 pm and on Sundays 11:30 am-3 pm. They cost $5 though include a souvenir glass and beer tasting. Harpoon also offers free tastings on weekdays at 2 pm and 4 pm.
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project Tastings are scattered through out the week. Check the site for dates and times.
Mayflower Brewing Company Tours of the brewery only on Saturdays from 11 am-3 pm by request.
Slesar Bros. Brewing Company (aka Beer Works) There is a Fenway location and tours are available. Call and ask to speak with a manager to book your tour/tasting.
Cape Cod Beer Guided tours are every Tuesday at 11 am and Saturday at 1pm, though self guided tours and tastings are available during retail hours.
Blue Hills Brewery Beer tastings are every Wednesday 5 pm- 8 pm, Friday 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm, and Saturday 2 pm- 6 pm.
Night Shift Brewing Tours and free tastings are every weeknight 5 pm- 9 pm and Saturdays noon- 5 pm.
New York City
Blue Point Brewing Company Tours are available on Saturday at 1 pm and 4pm. They’re free except for groups of 15+.
The Bronx Brewery Construction for the new brewery just started, so check the site for updates.
Brooklyn Brewery Tours are available reservation only Monday- Thursday 5 pm for $8 and free tours are available on Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No reservation required or accepted on Sunday. Friday and Saturday are special event days with 5 beer tokens for $20.
Heartland Brewery Tours are available by request only.
Tampa/ St. Petersburg
Peg’s Cantina (aka Cycle Brewing)
Cigar City Brewing Tours are available Wednesday- Sunday. Contact the brewery for times.
The Dunedin Brewery Tours are available Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 5 pm for $5 (includes a logoed glass and samples).
Amsterdam Brewery Tours and tastings every Saturday on the hour between 1 pm-5pm. No charge.
Steam Whistle Brewery Conveniently located across from Rogers Centre, tours are available daily though reservations are needed for tours Monday-Thursday. Check site for complete list of times.