And we are finally on my last day in Boston 😦
I refuse to leave Boston without eating some lobster! I was on a mission to get a lobster roll!
On my way to the Lobstah roll, we drove by Tufts University. I thought it was a cute campus on a hill. It amazes me how close all of these campuses are in the Boston area. And Tufts always reminds me of the H-bomb:
We read on Boston Thrillist that the best one to get was at Yankee Lobster Co. That was perfect since it’s right next door to Harpoon- where we were doing a brewery tour!
I was really happy with my lobster roll. It was the perfect meal before the brewery tour. I will admit, since I never had one, I thought it would be more mayo and it would be smaller (just based on pics I’ve seen) I was happy this came with fries. I’m not too crazy about coleslaw.
Harpoon is a company I never heard of until I went to Boston. After talking to many people I was surprise to hear not anyone recommended the Sam Adams tour, but Harpoon instead.
The tour was $5, no advance tickets, they are given out day of, first come first serve. We did go here before we went to get our lobster rolls, so it was good timing.
Waiting for our tour!
The tour lasted about an hour, with a 20 min tasting in between. I learned a lot about Harpoon- they just started giving tours last year, don’t do much advertising, and got the first brewery license in Massachusetts!
During out tasting! Like our glasses? Had to wear then since we were in an industrial place.
See that wall behind us? It had so many random, old beer cans. My dad loves Heineken (and so do many Asian dads) so of course I found one for him.
Another thing Harpoon is known for is their pretzels. They fried it in their beer and many people rave about their cinnamon sugar one so I got one. It was amazing. It came with two dipping sauces- peanut butter and maple. I was a big fan of the maple.
Afterwards, we walked around the harbor for a bit-it’s strange for me to smell the salt in the air-you don’t get that in the Midwest! And before I knew it, we had to part ways and then I was back on the T and heading to the airport. Even though I had a late flight (8:50) I wanted to get there by 6ish, and the T was PACKED with people. Unlike when I arrived in Boston-I was pretty much the only one on it.
Overall, Boston was a great trip. I had so much fun and it was great seeing my friends. I definitely will come back since I know there is more to do and I didn’t get to do it! I always said Boston was a town I would live in if I couldn’t be in Chicago, even though I never visited it, but this trip confirmed it for me that I do love it.
Besides, when I was at the mall at the Prudential Tower, I saw this at the Microsoft Store:
I didn’t get to go to Fenway Park or the JFK Library. Oh well, guess I really do have to get back to Boston!