Sam Adams is opening a new taproom in downtown Boston

The new location will be "just steps from the Old State House, Government Center, and Faneuil Hall."

Samuel Adams beer signage is displayed outside the entrance of Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday Feb. 17, 2012. Boston Beer Co. will announce its 4th quarter earnings on Feb. 22. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg
Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams Brewery. –Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Get ready for even more Sam Adams in Boston.

Boston Beer Company plans to open a Sam Adams taproom in downtown Boston, “just steps from the Old State House, Government Center, and Faneuil Hall,” the beer company announced Friday in a press release.

According to the release, the taproom is expected to open in the summer of 2019, pending construction and permitting are completed on schedule.

The proposed taproom would be the company’s second. Its current taproom, at 30 Germania St. in Jamaica Plain, will remain open.

“When I started Sam Adams back in 1984, I hit the streets of Boston literally going door-to-door to introduce bartenders to a new beer called Boston Lager,” Sam Adams founder Jim Koch said in the release. “Many of those first bars and restaurants were in and around the Old State House, Government Center, and Faneuil Hall. With our new taproom, we remain committed to brewing innovative beers for our fellow Bostonians and attract even more beer enthusiasts to our hometown of Boston.”

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A spokeswoman for the company confirmed via email that the planned location for the taproom is 60 State St., and that the company is in “final negotiation stages,” but noted that “final confirmation is still dependent on a number of factors including permitting.” The Boston Business Journal first reported late last year that Boston Beer Co. was interested in that location, which most recently housed the now-closed Hillstone Restaurant, and is next to the Samuel Adams statue on Congress Street.

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