Craft Brew Hop

Craft Brew Hop

Join us for an afternoon or evening of fun and experience the craft beer boom! We have some amazing breweries lined up that are the latest and hoppin' places in town! You will be given the opportunity to taste flagship, seasonal and local favorites on these tours! Have a great time on our luxury transportation and don't worry about the hassle of transportation in between breweries!

Breweries change each day of the week!

Tour Operates

  • 6pm Thursday 
  • 6pm Friday 
  • 6pm Saturday 

What's Included

  • 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 

Pricing

$65

Location

Pick up location will vary per tour and date, please see specific dates for more details.  Pick up in downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul.

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: 6-9pm

Price:  $65

Breweries Included

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

Surly

Surly started with Omar, an obsessed homebrewer is looking through a homebrew catalog, sees a three-barrel brewing system and decides he wants to be in the business of beer. He proposes the idea of converting the family abrasives business to the owners (his parents), Nick and Dorit Ansari, and his wife Becca, and they all say ‘GO FOR IT!’ Omar starts learning about the brewery business, forms the plan, and hires accomplished local brewer, Todd Haug, to join him in converting an abrasives factory into a brewery. They are now the first Destination Brewery in the Twin Cities.  Popular brews include Furious, Bender and Hell.

Lake Monster

Lake Monster is one of the newer breweries to open in the Twin Cities.  They aim to make unique versions of classic beer styles, putting our own subtle twist on the flavors craft beer drinkers have come to love. Ranging from esoteric to approachable, subtle to over-the-top, all their beers adhere to the philosophy that there is always more to be discovered.

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

Surly and Urban Growler feature a restaurant with full food menu or enjoy a food truck at Lake Monster Brewing.

Ending Location

Ending location will be the same as the starting location at Rock Bottom Brewery - the first Brewpub 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: 6-9pm

Price: $65

Breweries Included

Pick Up Location Information

Centrally located in downtown St. Paul - Union Depot - 240 East Kellogg, St. Paul

  • 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

Bad Weather

Bad Weather Brewing produces ales that are Untethered and Unpredictable, just like the weather here in Minnesota. The lineup of beers will be constantly changing with fun and unique brews that capture the spirit of the season. With a flagship beer to keep them anchored, an emphasis will be placed on the seasonal beer selection, coming and going as unpredictably as the next thunderstorm. 

Tin Whiskers 

Tin Whiskers mission is to make technically excellent beers, and is the perfect place for beer-nerds and non-nerds alike. They bring our electrical engineering backgrounds into the brewery with their beer names, listing of ingredients and our scientific approach to the brewing process and branding, including circuit board flight holders and the creation of new and innovative beers.

They have year-round beers, seasonal offerings, and prototype small batch recipes always available in the taproom. 

Flat Earth

Flat Earth is located in one of the most unique breweries - it's the old Hamm's Brewery in the huge Hamm's Brewery compound.  They have been brewing beer since before our local craft brew craze and one of the first to have a tap room with the passing of the Surly Bill.  The have a large variety of brews, but if you like hoppy you need to make this a stop.  They feature the hoppiest IPA in the Midwest at 115 IBU's!

Food

Food trucks can usually be found at Bad Weather and Tin Whiskers

Ending Location

Ending location will be the same as the starting location at Union Depot.  Or continue onto a restaurant, bars or pubs that are located within a few blocks.

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Quick Details

Time: 6-9pm

Price: $65

Breweries Included

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

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus Brew Labs is a family of musicians, scientists, artists and above all, beer lovers, aiming to reinvigorate the spirit of the family brewery. At Bauhaus, they take a unique look at classic German-inspired beer styles, skewed slightly by a sense of play and adventure. Their flavor-forward, sessionable beers are crafted to surprise and delight without taxing the palate.

Able Seedhouse and Brewery 

Able is one of the newest breweries in the Northeast neighborhood.  Their building resides in an original General Electric building built in 1913 that was a light bulb plant.  They are focused on locally grown seed, grain, malting and brewing. They make beer that comes from special places. It’s their goal to take those amazing ingredients and take advantage of their fullest potential. 

Sisyphus

Sisyphus Brewery name comes from a Greek legend. He’s the guy condemned to push a rock up a hill for all eternity. Whenever it gets to the top, he must go back to the bottom to retrieve it, and begin the journey all over again. Sounds rough.  That’s what they do.  Their rock is a barrel of beer; it’s the empty fermenters at the end of a long week; it’s everything that goes on at their place.  They have a very unique brewery with rotating taps weekly.  Along with the brewery they also have a separate comedy club that features many great comedians plus amateur hour.  Most place to visit.   

Food

Food trucks available at Bauhaus Brew Labs

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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