Originally Posted by hoss75
Harpoon is better. THere they acknowledge that you might now something about beer going in. The Sam tour is 20 minutes explaining beer is made of malt, water, hops and yeast. But they are nice and give you a tasing glass when you leave.
I've actually had great impromptu tours at the Boston Beer Company.
I had the exact opposite experience. Harpoon was standard language. I asked if they bottle conditioned or dry hopped, they didnt know what those terms meant, and told me that I was wrong, nobody adds hops post fermentation. They do have dry hopped beer i'm sure of it.
Maybe I got lucky at Sams as I had a lengthy convo about beer with the guy, but he also homebrewed, but Sams buys each employee a homebrew kit so maybe thats why.