5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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

Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn

Get a taste for the beer-brewing history of Brooklyn during this 3.5-hour guided walking tour with a visit to a local brewer and chance to explore the history of the surrounding neighborhood. This famous New York City borough was known as a beer-brewing capital for much of the 20th century, though by 1970, the majority of its breweries had closed or moved. During your tour you'll have the chance to explore the remarkable resurgence in beer culture that is once-again transforming Brooklyn, following your guide as you wander through the now-hip Williamsburg area. This beer-brewing tour also includes tastings at a Brooklyn brewery, pizza and a map of the neighborhood.


  • 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

Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn

Beer tasting in Brooklyn

Take a beer-lover's excursion through the brewing history of Brooklyn, New York during this 3.5-hour walking tour visiting some of the borough's resurgent breweries and fascinating past. This beer-themed walking tour is the perfect chance to get a sense for the rich history of beer craftsmanship in the area, along with an opportunity to experience the more recent renaissance in beer making that is once again making Brooklyn a brewing hotspot for beer aficionados worldwide. 

At the beginning of the 1900s, Brooklyn was known as the 'Milwaukee of the East' thanks to its privileged positioned as the home of more than 40 breweries. Yet by the 1970s, the vast majority had closed or moved, due to factors including high labor costs, the impact of prohibition and changes in technology. However, over the past several decades a variety of beer lovers have resuscitated the beer-brewing craft, opening a variety of breweries, beer retail shops and bars that celebrate the district's historic beer lineage.

Start your walking tour at noon in Brooklyn's Williamsburg area, where you'll meet your guide. Check with your tour operator for the exact meeting location. Then follow along as you visit one of the area's favorite local breweries, stepping inside for a tour of the facilities and a tasting. Continue next to the birthplace of Brooklyn's brewing industry as you check out a number of vintage 19th-century buildings that were once home to the neighborhood's many breweries. Listen to anecdotes from your guide about the German immigrants that once lived, and brewed, in this section of Brooklyn. Then stop by the Church of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, a picturesque church that was built in the mid-18th century.

Take a break from your walking for a full lunch (included) at a local pizzeria, which is known for its fresh ingredients. Finish your Brooklyn beer walking tour at a local watering hole, where you'll have a chance to sample a few more local brews.

Customer Reviews

Jane T

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

Mrs B E C

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!

Kim E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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

Andres G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great guide!

Shug United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

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

Patricia R N

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.

Josie F

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+++

Lynn W

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.

Donna G

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.

Frederick T

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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