Step on shore at Freeport for a beer lover’s shore excursion to Bahamian Brewery, and sample the island’s lagers, stouts and ales at an onsite bar. Go behind the scenes with your guide, and see how the beers are produced; choose your favorite among Bahamian Brewery's diverse beers then browse for souvenirs before returning to your ship.
Freeport shore excursion to Bahamian Brewery
Tour the brewery with a guide to see how the beer is brewed and bottled, and learn about the different varieties
Sample six Bahamian Brewery beers including lager and stout
Great way to try a local product made on Grand Bahama island
Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
We were picked up 30 min late. Short ride to the brewery. The brewery tour is pretty lame. The lady talks for 5 min about the brewery, shows you 2 rooms, and brings you to a tasting room. She doesn't really provide a lot of info about the brewery itself, just some general info about the brewing process. The tasting room is actually decent, and they give you an ample amount of beer in there. Some of the beers arent too bad. Then they dump you out in a liquor store. We waited 30 min for the bus, never came. I had to call TWICE before we were finally pickled up. If my phone didn't work in the Bahamas i think they would have forgot about us. Overall I cannot recommend this.
The driver Brice picked us up (early!) and gave us interesting information about the island, country and culture. At the brewery, the tour lasted 30 minutes. We were then allowed to taste 6 beers and buy some not included for tasting (cheaply). You can also buy beer to bring back to the US. So fun!!
Unfortunately we were left waiting in the 90 degree sun for almost 25 minutes before someone showed up actually longer as we arrived 15 minutes early to be sure to be on time. When we got to the brewery, it almost seemed as though they weren't expecting us and weren't prepared. It could be that it was due to the tardiness of the driver getting us there. The tour was average, only took about 15 minutes but fun to see the assembly line running. One good thing was the opportunity to sample 6 of the beers they had in the sample room. Then you were able to continue drinking your favorites. We did enjoy the beer. Luckily the driver who was scheduled to pick us up was there on time!
So, we actually did not get to do the brewery tour or the beer tasting at all. I know this sounds a little bit like So, other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?, but other than that, it was really good! The problem with the brewery was no fault of the tour group, hence the four stars. We were picked up on time, extremely friendly and informative guide driving us and pointing out all sorts of local points of interest and telling us about the history, etc. When we arrived at the brewery we were told that due to a maintenance problem the next tour couldn't run until a time that would have been too late for us to be comfortable with the likelihood we'd get back to the ship on time. The brewery folks didn't appear to care one way or another but the tour people were exemplary. They offered us a refund or to drive us around the island for an hour and see some more sights. They reacted to the adversity of the brewery problem very professionally and ended up giving us a very enlightening and entertaining trip around the area. Kudos to them for dealing with it in a way that ended up not detracting from our enjoyment of the day. The brewery, not so much. From other reviews it sounds like the brewery staff may have been fine, but for us, they basically could not have cared less about whether or not we got to tour their facility, or what time our ship was going to leave.
If hanging out at the pier or taking taxis to the bazaar or beaches isn't your thing, then book this tour especially if you like beer. Transportation to and from the brewery is great with a short guided tour of the area. The Bahamanian Brewery is awesome! You get a tour of the facility and then more than an hour to sample as many of their beers as you like. As for the beer, it is very very good! The Sands Light is one of the better light beers I've had and their stout is very Guiness like. Great value for the money!
The tour started with Brice the tour driver picking our group of 5 up in a limo. What a great surprise!! The brewery tour was informative and fun. The tasting room was great. The grapefruit beer was awesome. The employees at the brewery made this tour a must see. Very reasonable.
The tour was awesome! We got pickup at the Freeport Cruise port and the driver gave us some historical fact about the area. We were greeted by a smiling Brewery tour guide. The place was very nice and very clean. The tour guide gave us the facts on how the beer is made. We got to see the machinery, the QA department and ended with a 1/2 hour of tasting a variety of different style of beers. They have a liquor store that not only carries their beer brands but a great variety of liquors. The prices of the liquor were cheaper than the duty-free shop at the boat. Great 90 minutes tour and it was nice to get out of the hot humid weather.
Our tour went off without a hitch. We had the pleasure of riding with Aisha as our tour guide on the way to the brewery. Not only was she a quick driver, but she was super knowledgable about the island! We got a guide of buildings on the way to the brewery which I was not expecting that was very informative. When we got to the brewery, the tour was pretty quick about 15-20 min and then we got to taste the 6 brews they had on tap. After you taste all 6, they let you drink your fill of your favorite brews. Mine was the Bush Crack. They do not serve their newest and probably most popular new beer, the grapefruit flavored one. However, you go through the attached liquor store on your way out and you can grab as many cold ones as you would like. My girlfriend and I grabbed one and got back in the car with Aisha and drank it on the way back to our cruise ship. Aisha capped of the tour by singing us a Bahemian Folk song that was very funny! Overall a great way to spend a couple hours on this island and get a buzz on.