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  • Location:Brooklyn, New York
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn

Learn about Brooklyn’s beer-brewing past and present on a guided walking tour of a local brewery and the history-rich neighborhood in which it’s located. Brooklyn was a beer-brewing capital for much of the 1900s, but all of the 40+ breweries that existed in the borough pre-1970 have disappeared. Find out why, and what is causing them to return, as your local guide leads you on a brewery tour and a walk through the neighborhood of Williamsburg.


  • Exclusive tour of a brewery in Brooklyn, including beer tastings!
  • Learn the history of beer-brewing in Brooklyn from your local guide
  • Explore two historic 19th-century buildings that were once home to brewing companies
  • Taste a local craft beer at a bar in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn
  • Stop for pizza (included)

What You Can Expect

Best Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn

Beer tasting in Brooklyn

At the turn of the century, Brooklyn was considered a ‘Milwaukee of the East,’ providing a home to approximately 40 breweries. But by the early 1970s, labor costs, prohibition and technological improvements caused every one of them to lock their doors and leave town. Over the past few years, new breweries have started popping up and are reinventing the crafts of their ancestors. Discover the story in depth as you follow your local guide on a walking tour through one of Brooklyn's favorite local breweries, where you’ll take an exclusive tour and sample the delicious brew.

Next, head to the birthplace of Brooklyn's brewing scene, where you’ll explore some of the historic 19th-century buildings that once housed brewing operations. Hear stories from your guide about the German immigrants that brewed the beer and lived in the neighborhood. Then visit the Church of Most Holy Trinity – St Mary, a beautiful church dating back to the mid-18th century. After, enjoy a full lunch (included) at a traditional pizza shop that uses the freshest ingredients.

Your final stop brings you to a friendly neighborhood bar to sample several more local brews.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

It was pretty freezing outside but our tour was let in early which was great. Our guide Josh was really knowledgeable and had a great enthusiasm for the brewery. It helped also that the staff member who gave the tour was so funny and very informative. We had some great beers at the brewery itself, then onto amazing pizza and a few other bars and more beers. Cannot recommend this highly enough as you also get to experience a taste of Brooklyn which you might not otherwise see and places you might never know about

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great tour and great beer. Our guide Josh was fantastic. Witty, informative, passionate and obviously loves his job. Met some lovely people during our few hours tasting beer and touring Brooklyn and had lots of fun. Thank you to all involved. Keep up the good work!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My husband really enjoyed it which is what it was all about

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great guide!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great fun, and very informative. Alex was a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

My son and I had a great time learning about the different beers.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable,fun and made the information interesting.
We were very surprised to learn that my sons first appartment in Brookline was in the original brewery neighborhood.
I would absolutely take another tour from you company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

totally exceeded my expectations! birthday gift for hubby and he had an awesome time, we both did. I've already recommended it to my friends. loved it!!! A+++

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A tour, not just of the brewery itself but of the brewing district of early Brooklyn. The sociology of the brewing industries effects and contributions to community development is fascinating. Then read Colm Tiobin's "Brooklyn" if you are interested in the early immigrants coming alive for you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was a birthday present for my beer-loving friend and we both loved it. The area was beautiful, and the pizza for lunch was delicious. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a great day. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to enjoy a few hours walking around Brooklyn and trying different beers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

I took my father on the Brooklyn brewery tour and he and I loved it......we had an excellent tour guide in Brian Hoffman ....he was very knowledgable and the tour was full of interesting facts and of course plenty of BEERS......even the pizza stop was great......I highly recommend this tour:)))))

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