Top Beer Tours in the U.S.

October 26, 2021

Beer has been an integral part of American heritage dating back to the 16th century.

With over 8,000 breweries in the U.S., there’s never been a more perfect time to indulge in some delicious domestic ales or lagers with your friends and family on this National American Beer Day. 

Follow along with our guide to discover the very best in beer tours, brewery visits, and bar crawls as we commemorate one of our favorite American pastimes.

Hops on the Harbor, San Diego, CA

Everything is better on a boat! Come get a taste of the high life when you climb aboard the Flagship Cruises and Events stately yacht for an evening of fabulous food, brews, and waterfront views.

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Each ‘Hops on the Harbor’ monthly event showcases a different local San Diego brewery. An ideal date night or a gift experience for your favorite beer snob, this magical experience features gourmet bites expertly paired with beer pairings from a selection of local taps. The brewmasters themselves will be on deck to introduce their taps and provide background on their brewing process. 

Pro Tip: Not a fan of beer? There is also a complete wine list and cocktail bar available for purchase on the yacht.

Beer & Food - Downtown LA Walking Tour, Los Angeles, CA:

Embrace the multicultural heritage of Downtown LA in the most delicious way possible! The Beer & Food Downtown LA Walking Tour is the best way to explore the contemporary beer scene in the City of Angels.

Prepare for your tastebuds to be tantalized as you visit three different breweries, unearth unique IG-worthy art photo ops, and learn about the historical significance of these unique neighborhoods.

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Your 4.5-hour tour includes stops at Imperial Western Brewing, Olvera St, Little Tokyo, Mumford Brewing, and Arts District Brewing. 

Did we mention there are also swoon-worthy snacks? Come hungry and thirsty because each tour participant is entitled to:

  • A flight of beer at each brewery
  • A snack at Olvera Street (churro)
  • A snack at Little Tokyo (mochi ice cream)
  • And Pizza at one of the breweries

friends having beer together at a brewery

Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl, Savannah, GA

Craving your Miller Lite with a side of spooky? Channel your inner ghostbuster as you embark on a night of beer-fueled fun with the Haunted Savannah Pub Crawl.

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Lean into the haunted heritage of this historic city with this intimate pub crawl event. Your local guide will regale you with the sinister southern gothic stories of lore as you traverse Savannah’s Landmark Historic District. 

Pro Tip: You will be visiting several local pubs on foot, so please wear comfortable walking shoes!

NYC Revolutionary Pub Crawl, New York, NY

Want to live out your own real-life episode of ‘Drunk History,’ Revolutionary war style? Gear up for an epic mix of local craft beer, hidden colonial history, and secret NYC tales with the NYC Revolutionary Pub Crawl.

This quirky and quintessential NYC beer-themed adventure allows you to step back in time and walk along the same cobblestoned streets of our founding fathers, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.

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Sip on local artisanal brews as you visit four historic taverns in the Financial District. Your knowledgeable tour guide will share all of the juicy facts, trivia, and stories regarding NYC’s role in the Revolution that you didn’t hear about in 8th-grade social studies! 

friends outside brewery at a festival toasting with pints of beer

Visit Houston Brew Pass, Houston, TX

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and with this hefty brewery tour featuring tastes of 14 different breweries, we are keen to agree. 

The Visit Houston Brew Pass is a delightful beer-focused way to drink your way through Houston. Your 3-Day Houston Brew Pass gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the quality, charm, and tradition behind some of Houston’s best craft brews.

Once you begin your beer-fueled bender, you will have 72 hours to use your pass at up to 14 acclaimed local craft breweries. 

Pro Tip: To see the exact offering of each flight for each individual brewery, click here. Also, note that your pass scores your merchandise and growler discounts at several of the included breweries.

San Francisco Tuk Tuk Craft Beer Tasting Crawl, San Francisco, CA

Ready for an unforgettable night in the Golden City? Travel in Tuk-Tuk style when you join the San Francisco Tuk Tuk Craft Beer Tasting Crawl

Showcasing both the incredible brews of San Francisco, as well as the fascinating brewing methods behind them, this epic tour is an exotic mashup of craft beer, karaoke, and sightseeing.

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Get cozy on your electric Tuk Tuk (blankets will be provided) as you make stops at three of San Francisco’s best breweries. At each stop, you will be provided a tasting flight, pint, or pour to quench your thirst before heading back on the Tuk Tuk. 

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Your tour will culminate at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square, so you can continue soaking in the sights of the glamorous San Francisco skyline.

man and woman sitting outdoors on picnic tables under blue umbrellasAttractions by Wine Tours of Sedona & Sedona Red Rock Adventures, Sedona, Arizona

Incredible hiking, surreal red rock formations, and an inspirational spiritual vibe make Sedona, Arizona, a can’t miss travel destination. However, you don’t need to be an outdoor enthusiast or a healer to partake in any of the fantastic beer-centric attractions hosted by Wine Tours of Sedona & Sedona Red Rock Adventures

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Prime yourself for hours of suds induced fun, sightseeing, and breathtaking natural landscapes with any of the following tours:

Boston Beer & Brewery Tours, Boston, MA

Welcome to Boston, where the beer is cold, and pride for the Sox runs red hot! Get to know the history, culture, and heritage of Bean Town through a different lens while attending a Boston Beer & Brewery Tours:

  • Independence Pub Crawl - Calling all American history buffs! Combine your love of the American Revolution with some delicious local brews as you visit four historic taverns. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a journey of drinking and beer-influenced history as you make your way down the Freedom Trail.
  • Fenway Pub Crawl - The two great loves of Boston merge in this beer tour that is all about America’s oldest ballpark. Red Sox fans will rejoice as they learn about the history of baseball in Boston and drink up incredible ales, all while in the shadow of the legendary Fenway Park.

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The Ville Tours Pub Crawl, Nashville, TN

What pairs better with a bit of country music than moonshine and craft beer? Indulge in some local flavor and honky-tonk fun with The Ville Tours Pub Crawl in Nashville. 

Tourists and locals alike will be hooked by this engaging 2-hour walking tour that leads you through the historic Lower Broadway and Entertainment districts. Feel yourself slip instantly into the days of bootlegging and speakeasy past as you visit the famed Gin Mill in Printers Alley and Honky Tonks on Broadway. 

Best of all, this pub tour is an all-inclusive experience that provides:

  • Samples of hometown specialty cocktails, moonshine, and local craft brews
  • Light food and sweets
  • A Nashville Collector’s gift bag (makes a great souvenir)

It’s no secret that America loves great beer. Even our founding father, George Washington, declared himself a fan of domestic sops. 

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Beer has come a long way since the American Revolution, and there is no better occasion to celebrate the explosion of the microbrewery and craft beer scene than National American Beer Day!

So grab a brew and your buds and kick back with any number of our dazzlingly diverse beer tours, pub crawls, or brewery visits.

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