BREW­ERIES & DIS­TIL­LERIES

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AERONAUT BREW­ERY

Started by beer-en­thu­si­ast friends (of MIT and Yale), the brew­ery has a dis­tinct home­grown, laid-back feel. Open Tu-Th 5 pm-mid­night, F 5 pm-12:30 am, Sa noon-12:30 am, Su noon-8 pm. 14 Tyler St., Somerville, 617.987.4236.

BOS­TON HAR­BOR DIS­TILLERY

This lo­cal dis­tillery opened its doors in late spring of 2015 serv­ing up its sig­na­ture liquor—Law­ley’s New Eng­land Spirit—from within this former factory. For 10 bucks, vis­i­tors can take a tour of the 11,000-square-foot space, learn about the build­ing and the dis­tillery’s his­tory, and try a cou­ple sam­ples in the lounge. Open Sa 1-7 pm. 12R Eric­s­son St., Dorch­ester, 617.533.7001.

HAR­POON BREW­ERY

Started in 1986, Har­poon has more than two decades cre­at­ing tra­di­tional beer styles with con­tem­po­rary flour­ish. Tour and tast­ing of­fered daily ($5). Beer Hall open Su-W 11 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 11 am-11 pm. 306 North­ern Ave., 617.456.2322.

NIGHT SHIFT BREW­ING

Started as a home brew­ing ad­ven­ture, the Night Shift brand quickly grew in pop­u­lar­ity and is now an Everett sta­ple. Brews on tap in­clude a cof­fee porter aged with Counter Cul­ture cof­fee and a Ger­man-style dop­pel­bock. Open M-Sa 11 am-11 pm, Su 11 am-8 pm. 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett, 617.294.4233.

SAMUEL ADAMS BREW­ERY

Craft brew­ery known for the Sam Adams fam­ily of beers. Free hour-long brew­ery tour and sam­pling ses­sion. Tours M-Th and Sa 10 am-3 pm, F 10 am-5:30 pm. Sug­gested do­na­tion: $2. Shop hours M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-6:30 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. 30 Ger­ma­nia St., Ja­maica Plain, 617.368.5080.

SLUMBREW

Mi­cro­brew­ery and tap­room lives up to its motto, “make good liq­uids, make good friends.” Beer gar­den lo­cated in Somerville. Brew­ery open M-W 4-11 pm, Th 11 am-11 pm, F 11 am-mid­night, Sa 11 am-8:30 pm, Su noon-1 pm. 15 Ward St., Somerville, 800.428.1150; 310 Canal St., Somerville.

TRIL­LIUM BREW­ING COM­PANY

Open­ing in 2013 with its Fort Point Chan­nel lo­ca­tion fea­tur­ing “farm­house-style” brews, in­clud­ing Skimpy Spar­row IPA and Se­cret Stairs Bos­ton Stout, this brew hub now boasts a sec­ond lo­ca­tion in Can­ton. Open M-F 11 am-7:30 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm. 369 Congress St., 617.453.8745; 110 Shawm­nut Road, Can­ton, 781.562.0073.

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