Beer Tour
Experience
Door to door customize service!
Departure
4 Hours
Duration

This tour combines the best of two worlds…three stops at local breweries for tastings and in between a tour of our fabulous city. We’ll make sure you get to experience a little of everything on this tour.

Join us on this four hour tour as we navigate through the notorious Beer City USA. Enjoy the day by strolling and tasting some of the finest beer Grand Rapids has to offer. No matter what type of beer you find most appealing, you are sure to discover something exquisite on this one of a kind tour as you visit three treasured breweries. Whether you’re a lone traveler eager to make new friends and uncover good beer or a group of friends interested in exploring new tastes and gaining useful insight, this tour is for you. Your senses will be captivated as you experience the unique selection of beer found only here in Grand Rapids.

  • Your tour begins outside of the McKay Tower in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Revel in the sights of the city as we walk to three distinct and extraordinary breweries.
  • You are offered three pour samples, selected by your knowledgeable and experienced Cicerone Certified Server tour guide.
  • You are also offered a taste of the HopCat’s signature Crack Fries.

Your first stop is Founder’s Brewing Company, which is one of the most popular breweries in Grand Rapids.

  • They have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the last five years, as well as receiving six World Beer Cup medals.
  • Their craft beers are twenty years in the making and present many types including, nitro, seasonal, specialty, limited and barrel aged beers.
  • They also have their most popular beers on tap year round, including the infamous All Day IPA.

Your next stop is the HopCat, which is a favorite among locals.

  • They have been named the number one brewpub in the U.S. for the last five years by Ratebeer.com
  • They are committed to providing the best craft beer experience as well as offering a unique atmosphere where guests feel welcomed and chic.
  • They present a mix of beer from around the globe as well as a selection of delightful local beers.
  • While you’re here, your table will be served a few baskets of the HopCat’s signature Crack Fries, which were rated as one of the top ten French fries in America by Food Network Magazine.

Your last stop is Grand Rapids Brewing Company.

  • They provide award winning beers and an experience like no other.
  • In the late 1800’s, they developed a refreshing flagship beer out of spring water called Silver Foam, which is still popular today.
  • You will feel right at home here in this rustically modern brewery.

To guarantee your tour is nothing short of enjoyable, your Cicerone Certified Server tour guide will entertain and educate you in the world of beer.

  • Your guide is a genuine expert and will not only take the stress out of your experience by selecting and ordering your drinks but will provide you with entertaining and educational insight.
  • Your guide will discuss the unique process of beer production, a glance into the Grand Rapids beer industry and the differences between types of beers.
  • Your guide will delve into the colors, tastes and smells of the beers and what they mean. You are then free to use this new found knowledge and discover a new favorite beer.

This experience is waiting and available to you every night of the week. Come discover and explore the world of craft beer the right way, book your tour with us today.

HIGHLIGHTS:

This is a beer lover’s excursion!

  • 3 Brewery stops
  • 3 Pour Samples per brewery of the best sellers at each brewery*
  • Variety of tasting at each brewery
  • Cicerone Certified Server Tour Guide
  • Priceless beer knowledge
  • Learn about the history of Grand Rapids in the beer industry
  • Baskets of the HopCat’s signature Crack Fries
  • Small group touring
  • Beautiful walking tour around the city
    *Specialty beers must be purchased at guest’s own cost

 LOCATION:

Meet outside of Biggby by the Arthur Vandenberg Statue at 146 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Look for the guide wearing a Discovering Michigan T- shirt

DAY AND DEPARTURE TIME:

 

Monday’s at 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Additional times available every five weeks on Friday and once a month on Sunday

RETURN TIME:

 

Approximately 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM

WEAR:

Comfortable clothing and a good pair of walking shoes is advisable.

Make sure to check the weather report before the tour.

INCLUDED:

  • Cicerone Certified Server tour guide
  • Tastings**
  • All Breweries Tips and Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips and Gratuities for your guide.
  • Food, beer other than the tasting or beverages purchased on the tour.

TOUR:

This tour is offered on a “join-in” basis. Minimum group size is 8, maximum group size is 12. We leave registration open until 24 hours prior to the tour. If you are signed up for a tour and it does not reach this minimum by cut off time, we will rebook you on another tour or refund your money in full. We apologize in advance if this happens!

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING:

 

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. Get in touch with us if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

CHILD POLICY:

Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour

TOUR DETAIL

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Door to door customized service in the Grand Rapids area (Pickup and Drop off location of your choice must to be schedule at least 48 hours before the tour).
  • ** Specialty Beers must be purchase at the guest own cost
  • **In Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids On Tap

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Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

There’s a beer in Africa brewed from bananas

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.

This is a beer lover’s excursion!

  • 3 Brewery stops
  • 3 Pour Samples per brewery of the best sellers at each brewery*
  • Variety of tasting at each brewery
  • Cicerone Certified Server Tour Guide
  • Priceless beer knowledge
  • Learn about the history of Grand Rapids in the beer industry
  • Baskets of the HopCat’s signature Crack Fries
  • Small group touring
  • Beautiful walking tour around the city

*Specialty beers must be purchased at guest’s own cost