Brewski Time: The Top 5 Beer Lists in Boston

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Bostonians love their beer.  And while cheap college swill will always have its place here, beer has been given a more high-brow respect in recent years with the advent of so many quality breweries in the area. Selection is certainly vast and with options to have everything from a seasonal blueberry or pumpkin to a dark winter stout, you may never run out of options.

1 Sunset Grill & Tap

If selection is key for you, you may not be able to find a greater selection than that offered by Sunset Grill &.  With 112 beers on tap, plus 380 microbrews and imports, at a beer a day, it would take almost a year and a half to try them all.  And, with new options always coming in, it may actually take you even longer.

130 Brighton Ave



2 Boston Beer Works

Boston Beer Works will get you as close to the source as sanitarily possible with giant vats of beer looming up behind the bar.  And the freshness of the on premised brewed beer paired with the Beer Works menu (sour cream and chive French fires are a must!) makes for a perfect lunch dinner or late night treat. This fall, try a Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale, a golden ale topped with fresh wild blueberries.

61 Brookline Ave




3 Jacob Wirth

Established in 1868, Jacob Wirth is a longtime Boston beer haven with a German flair favored by locals and tourists alike. With a beer selection that changes week to week, and a claim of having more imported beers on tap than anywhere else in New England, getting out of your beer rut will be simple.

31-37 Stuart St.

Theater District



4 John Harvard's

Sometimes it isn’t variety you are looking for, but just that one perfect brew.  John Harvard’s offers a limited selection of their hand crafted brews. Selections include an awarding winning Pale Ale, a Dry Irish Stout and an Old Willy IPA, as well as seasonal brews through the year.

33 Dunster St.

Harvard Square



5 Cambridge Brewing Co.

One of the oldest brewery restaurants in the country, Cambridge Brewing Company has perfected the balance of the perfect pairings of fresh food and beer since opening in 1989. Sunday beer-runch is a perfect time to try a sampling of food, featuring local ingredients, alongside some of the great house and seasonal brews created right on site.

1 Kendall Square, Building 100

Kendall Square



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