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Do you enjoy craft beer? Would you like to visit different breweries and try a variety of craft beers without having to worry about hiring a taxi or relying on your friends for a ride? Look no further! Grand Rapids Beer Tours is the only tour company in Beer City U.S.A. that will take you on an adventure to various craft breweries while teaching you about the beers and supplying you with beer samples (a HUGE value in itself!). We offer safe rides to breweries in Grand Rapids and around West Michigan. On the tours you'll learn about the history of beer, beer styles, and about the history of the breweries you visit and the surrounding area. This is your V.I.P. ticket to Beer City USA!
Private Tours also available! Private Tours are great for corporate/convention visitors, work parties, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties.
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Here are upcoming featured tours. To see all posted tour dates please visit Book A Tour
Food/Beer Pairing Tour - Saturday, November 17 - 3-7pm
Join us for our first Food/Beer Pairing Tour! You’ve heard of progressive dinners, well this is a progressive pairing experience! The food will be selected to match the specific beer you will be drinking which will be unique to each brewery. You'll not only leave this tour with a deeper knowledge of how craft beer is made & how to pair beer with food, but a full belly. There will be 3 food items paired with 3 delicious beer samples at each stop.
On this tour you'll be visiting City Built Brewing Co., Creston Brewery & B.O.B.'s Brewery/Gilly's. There will be a variety of food items from each stop including portions of appetizers, main dishes and dessert. If you require vegetarian options let us know in advance, your order can be specially made. You’ll be treated like a V.I.P. on this tour as you meet some brewers, chefs & taproom managers who will talk about the food & beers!
City Built Brewing Co. has an eclectic array of ales and food. Beers that already have a following are Flower Power (Pale Ale with green tea & chamomile) and Chaga Khan (Chaga mushroom Imperial Stout). They specialize in Puerto Rican food. At this stop you’ll be trying one of their amazing tacos as well as their very popular Bori Balls (Puerto Rican Croqettas with bacon & spiced beef), Tostones (Fried & smashed plantains).
Creston Brewery is a chill local brewery in the heart of the Creston neighborhood. They produce lagers and ales, and sometimes make unique beers such as smoked and tea infused beers. They use a lot of locally sourced ingredients such as hops, honey, coffee and fruit. Their food menu is unique as the beers. At this stop you’ll be trying the Sesame Tuna, Mini Chimi’s & Confit Fried Chicken.
B.O.B.’s Brewery/Gilly's Smokehouse is housed inside one of Grand Rapids hippest spots, The B.O.B. We’ll be dining at Gilly’s Smokehouse and drinking B.O.B.'s beers. B.O.B.'s Brewery is home to some excellent I.P.A.’s and they are especially well known for their Peanut Butter Porter, which you will get to drink with your Mississippi Mud Pie Dessert. Also, you’ll be trying smoked pork ribs & chilled smoke Cajun peel & eat shrimp.
Tour includes 9 large samples of beer & 9 food items paired with the beers, a private brewery tour at City Built Brewing Co. and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide. Don’t worry about tipping the breweries, we’ll take care of that!
Show up hungry for this tour!
This tour is on Saturday, November 17 – 3-7pm
Tour 1: Grand Rapids East Side - Saturday, December 1 - 12-4pm
Tour 1 -Grand Rapids East Side
will have you visiting Brewery Vivant, Elk Brewing, and Harmony Brewing Company.
Brewery Vivant is the only brewery in Michigan that creates Wallonian (southern Belgium/northern France) influenced ales. Wallonian influenced, but 100% American made. The beautiful taproom is housed in an old chapel, the brewery is housed in a livery stable that was built in 1915. Brewery Vivant is unique in every aspect!
Harmony Brewing Co. is a funky & eccentric brewery that is located in the heart of Eastown. This locally owned brewery has award winning pizzas! Bring or buy a growler, you can only buy their awesome beers on location. They have various lagers, IPA's, porters/stouts and sours to list a few.
If you haven't heard of Elk Brewing yet, you will soon. They opened at this location in 2014 and quickly grew and opened a larger location in Comstock Park where they started bottling beers such as Dankalicious (IPA) and Blonde Express (Blonde Coffee ale) which they now distribute around the state.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a private brewery tour at Brewery Vivant and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, December 1 - 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Harmony Brewing Co. (the 2nd stop).
Tour 2: Beer City Experience - Saturday, December 8 - 12-4pm
Tour 2: Beer City Experience will have you visiting Founders Brewing Co., Harmony Hall and Atwater Brewery.
Founders Brewing Co. is the 2nd largest brewery in the state, and one of the most renowned breweries in the world. Their beers are widespread, we'll be trying some beers that you can only get in the taproom and some local favorites.
Atwater Brewery originally opened in 1997 in the Rivertown district of Detroit. We will be trying out their great craft beers on tap inside the historic Rowe Building, downtown Grand Rapids. They are well known for their lagers, Vanilla Java Porter and Dirty Blonde. This location brews on-site several beers you cannot get elsewhere. On the tour you will get to choose any 4 samples of your liking from their extensive beer menu.
Harmony Hall is a funky & eccentric brewery that is inspired by the great German Beer Halls. This locally owned brewery has hand crafted sausages, soups, salads and sandwiches... Just like the beer, food is made in house. Bring or buy a growler, you can only buy their awesome beers on location. They have various lagers, IPA's, porters/stouts and sours to list a few.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a private brewery tour and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, December 8- 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Harmony Hall (2nd stop).
Lowell & Ada Tour - Saturday, December 15 - 12:00-4:30pm
The Lowell & Ada Tour Tour will take you to Gravel Bottom Brewery, Big Boiler Brewing & New Union Brewery. Gravel Bottom Brewery is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids in Ada, just a little further down the road in Lowell is New Union and Big Boiler!
Big Boiler Brewing is the newest brewery in Lowell. The head brewer & co-owner, Matt Fouts, had years of experience in making excellent homebrews. Matt will be giving a brewery tour this day!
New Union is the first brewery to open in Lowell. This brewery received their name from a Grand Rapids pre-prohibition brewery, Union Brewery. This brewery has excellent IPA's and plenty of other tasty choices for you non-hop heads.
Gravel Bottom Brewing Co. was established in 2013 in Ada, MI. Their three-barrel system provides beer for six frequently changing taps with different styles regularly featuring homebrew and collaboration beers. If you are a homebrewer be sure to check out their homebrew supply store.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a private brewery tour at Big Boiler Brewery and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, December 15 - 12:00-4:30pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Big Boiler Brewing (the 2nd stop).