5 Things You Should Know About Brewery Tours
Whether you’re an avid beer drinker or just want to try something new, brewery tours are an excellent way to learn more about the craft and get a behind-the-scenes look at how it is made. There are plenty of great breweries to tour around the country, and they often include tastings with the price. But before you book a tour, here are 5 things you should know.
#1. Some breweries offer both guided and self-guided tours. Troegs, a brewery in Milton, Delaware, offers both. You can explore their fermentation/filtration hall, quality lab and packaging lines on the free self-guided tour, or pay $5 for a guided tasting experience that includes samples and a souvenir glass.
#2. Samuel Adams, Boston’s oldest brewery, is famous worldwide. Their hour-long tour and tasting is free, but you’ll need to reserve tickets in advance. Their Morning Mash In Tour starts at 10am daily and is a must for beer lovers.
#3. Dogfish Head, a brewery in Milton, Delaware, is one of the most innovative in America. You can take a tour every half hour from Tuesday to Sunday, or just stop in for some beers at the taproom.
#4. Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
Their tour of the brewing facility is free, but space is limited to 15 people each time. You’ll enjoy samples of their year-round bold beers as well as their limited-release experimental beers. You can also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the brewery.