Make a Day of It!
Stop 1: Mystic Brewery
On Saturdays, this Belgian-inspired brewery offers free tours at 1 and 2 p.m. While there are pints aplenty to drink, it’s BYO food, so do bring some snacks along. (Pro tip: Katz Bagel Bakery is just a short drive away.)
174 Williams St., Chelsea, 617-466-2079, mystic-brewery.com | Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Stop 2: Enlightenment Ales/Idle Hands Craft Ales
See number 9 on our list. Hours are limited, but tours are available.
Stop 3: Night Shift Brewing
Night Shift offers all of its IPAs, barrel-aged brews, and sours in full and tasting-size pours, which makes it easy to plow through a bunch in one go. Free tours are available every day, and food trucks are occasionally stationed outside.
87 Santilli Hwy., Everett, 617-294-4233, nightshiftbrewing.com | Hours: Monday–Friday, 3–10 p.m.; Saturday, 12–10 p.m.; Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
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