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Behind the Brew

The Twin Cities is a meca for many craft breweries!  Hop on our new open air bus or luxury bus for a 4 hour guided brewery adventure as we tour 3 local Minneapolis/St. Paul breweries. Whether you are by yourself, with a significant other, or with a group of friends; our tour is a great way to safely enjoy and have an amazing afternoon of sampling local craft beer. In addition to pints, at each stop you'll have the opportunity to meet and greet with the local brewery team, learn about the brewing process and receive a behind the scenes tour.  In-between breweries snacks and water to be offered.

Tours runs on Saturday afternoons and breweries change weekly!

Tour Operates

  • Noon on Saturdays

What's Included

  • Enjoy a private behind the scene up and close of each brewery and the opportunity to learn firsthand how craft beer is made
  • Sample local craft beer - pint at each location included
  • Snacks 
  • Bottled Water
  • Cooler to store your growlers in
  • Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will show you a great time and help select your craft beer
  • Convenient pick up and drop off location
  • Professional driver
  • Enclosed luxury coach (available year round) or our new open air bus (available during warm months only)
  • Special brewery discounts

Price

$75, limited tickets available

Location

Pick up location will vary per tour and date, please see specific dates for more details

Tour Policies

Public tours must have a minimum of 4 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are NOT achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Winter Weather Policy:  A tour could be canceled if winter weather travel is not recommended in Minneapolis/ St. Paul Metro area due to extreme ice or blizzard conditions.  If Twin Cities Brewery Tours needs to cancel a tour due to this, it will be rescheduled for a later date.  If you are not available on this later date, your ticket may be used towards one of our other tours.  You may also transfer your ticket to another date our brewery tour is scheduled.

Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger than 12 people, please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.

*Breweries subject to change without notice

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Quick Details

Time:  Noon - 4pm

Price:  $75

Breweries Include

Pick Up Location Information

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55402 - Outside of Rock Bottom Brewery in LaSalle Plaza 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in, make sure to bring your ID!
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking 

Transportation

This tour includes our fun open air bus April - October, and our luxury coach November - March

Trans - Open Air Bus
Trans - Junior Pint

Breweries

Fulton

Fulton was the first brewery to find their home in the Northloop neighborhood founded in 2009.  Started homebrewing out of a South Minneapolis garage and contract brewing at a small Wisconsin brewery. Their dream was to build a real Minneapolis brewery of their own in the next 5-10 years, and quit their day jobs along the way. They ended up building 2 breweries within 3 years.  Some of their popular brews include Sweet Child of Vine and Lonely Blonde.  

Boom Island

Boom Island has been brewing unique, Belgian-inspired craft beers in Minneapolis since 2001. The founders were professional French horn players who left the orchestra world to channel all their creativity into brewing.  Kevin, one of the owners, traveled to 13 breweries across Belgium to brew side-by-side with the leading innovators in Belgian brewing. He also brought home the ultimate souvenir: nine strains of yeast from their source breweries. Today, Kevin uses several of those strains to produce the elusive qualities only found in beer from the breweries of their origin.

Urban Growler

Urban Growler is Minnesota's first woman-owned brewery with a mission of galvanizing the beer drinking community.  Their beer is handcrafted in 10-barrel batches under the close supervision of Head Brewer and Owner, Deb Loch. They make both traditional beers, like CowBell Cream Ale™, as well as non-traditional beers like Big Boot™ Rye IPA.  Their “Plow to Pint®” Series emphasizes creating brews with a unique local twist. They partner with our Urban Farmers to bring their harvest, such as Minnesota wild rice, honey, raspberries, and pumpkins (to name a few) into their specialty beers.

Food

Food trucks can usually be found at Fulton or order food in Urban Growler's restaurant

Ending Location

Ending location will be the same as the starting location at Rock Bottom Brewery - the first Brew Pub in Minneapolis.  After the tour, stop in - we'll give you a "buy one pint, get one free pint".  A full drink and food menu is available in the bar or restaurant.

Ending Location - Rock Bottom Brewery MPLS

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Quick Details

Time:  Noon - 4pm

Price:  $75

Breweries Include

Pick Up Location Information

825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55402 - Outside of Rock Bottom Brewery in LaSalle Plaza 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in, make sure to bring your ID!
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking 

Transportation

This tour includes our fun open air bus April - October, and our luxury coach November - March

Trans - Open Air Bus
Trans - Junior Pint

Breweries

South Fork

At South Fork beer is literally flowing in their blood!  The owner's great-grandparents met at Schell's while her great-grandfather was making beer with his future father-in-law.  She great up in New Ulm, right by Schell's Brewery and always had awareness to local beer.  South Fork is located in Delano and features a large patio in historic downtown.

Some of their popular beers include As the Crow Flies Kolsch, Sunday Funday Red Al and Nirdy Girl Amber Ale.

Lupine 

Lupine is one of the newer breweries, Lupine opened in 2016 in historical downtown Delano.  The business was formed by a friendship of 3 guys.  Their 10 barrels system brews up some great beers like Lupine IPA, Red Herring Session and Convocation Tea Ale. 

Birch's

Birch's is located right on Long Lake this grain to glass brewery is a favorite for their lower brewery and upper dinner club.  Enjoy their brewery or step out onto their large deck overlooking Long Lake.  They always have a unique variety of beers from Raspberry Shandy to Coffee Chocolate Golden Ale to American IPA.  Great location to order up some amazing food!

Food

Order food right at Birch's

Ending Location

Ending location will be the same as the starting location at Rock Bottom Brewery - the first Brew Pub in Minneapolis.  After the tour, stop in - we'll give you a "buy one pint, get one free pint".  A full drink and food menu is available in the bar or restaurant.

Ending Location - Rock Bottom Brewery MPLS

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