Mayflower Brewing Company (New England Beer Vacation Part 4)

Mayflower SignWe spent Thursday, July 30 in Plymouth, MA, where we visited the Mayflower Brewing Company for a tour and beer tasting.

Our tour guide / beer pourer was one of only six full-time brewery employees and he walked us through the small and efficient operation (see pictures in gallery).

Of course, the tasting room was the highlight of the brewery visit.  There were five beers on tap, and our host invited us to sample them all:

  • Pale Ale (the flagship beer)
  • Golden Ale
  • IPA (I had one of these with lunch at 14 Union, a Plymouth restaurant, earlier in the day.)
  • Porter
  • Summer Rye

The brewery sold growlers to go and we took a growler of the Summer Rye back to the campground.  It was a tasty, refreshing beer made with Belgian yeast.  I also bought a pint glass for my collection.

My Dad joined Beth and me for the brewery visit and I think he enjoyed the experience.  The brewery does a great job of playing off the local history, as summed up by their tagline:  Taste The History.

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