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Sip of Burlington Brew Tour

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Burlington, United States
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icon3 hours 5 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Taste your way through Vermont’s world-class beers on this Burlington brew tour with a beer-focused meal at a local restaurant. Get an insider’s perspective on the thriving craft beer scene then meet the owners and brewers behind Burlington’s most iconic pours. Visit Burlington’s breweries worry-free with transportation, taste up to 15 locally-produced beers and share the experience with a fun group of fellow beer lovers.
  • Visit four brew destinations
  • Taste up to 15 beers
  • Dine at a local restaurant
  • Get inside tips from a local
Beer tasting
Round trip transportation
A gratuity is included in the ticket price for groups of 4 or more. No need to tip.
Snacks

Departure Point

115 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet on Cherry Street, hop on the Brew Bus and learn about the colorful characters and history of the Vermont brewing scene as you make your way to four breweries or pubs. Enjoy guided tastings at each spot, so you can learn as you drink—spots on this route include Vermont Pub and Brewery, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Fiddlehead Brewing, Queen City Brewery, Switchback Brewing Co., Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and Three Needs Brewery and Tap Room. 

This is the perfect chance to chat with brewery owners about their operations and learn more about the equipment used to make beer and the brewing process. Follow your favorite beers on their trip from grain to glass, while tasting your way through some of the state’s most iconic IPAs, lagers and stouts.

Both daytime and evening tours include a meal at a favorite Burlington restaurant: have a beer-pairing and lunch at Folino’s Pizza or sit down to a beer-focused dinner at Nectar’s. Get tips on the best places to pick up hard-to-find brews while in Vermont.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Burlington Brew Tours
We pick you up at 115 Cherry St across from Ben & Jerry's. Then we will take you to 3 awesome locations including some of the following:
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Since you can’t visit Willy Wonk’s chocolate factory, Magic Hat Brewing Company is the next best thing. Established in 1994, Magic Hat embodies similar characteristics and values as its fictional brethren, and you’ll definitely feel like a kid in a candy store as you tour their facility. Like one of those gelatin-encased sponge animals you drop in warm water (oh, you remember them), the Magic Hat Brewery has been constantly expanding and taking on new shapes. On this tour, you’ll taste an array of their top-selling craft beers as you watch the new bottle line where bottles rush to be filled with fresh social lubrication. (We know you’ll be ‘hoppy’ about that. Cut us some slack, that joke is fitting for a wacky wonderland like Magic Hat!) In addition to the sipping and scurrying around their magical space, Magic Hat’s sampler bar will satisfy all your senses with a symphony of stimulating seasonal and flagship brews that will sure to send you into a stir! Join us for an beer adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vermont Pub and Brewery
Founded by Greg Noonan in 1988, Vermont Pub and Brewery (known by the locals as simply VPB) is the third oldest brewpub on the East Coast. That’s not his only claim, Greg Noonan literally wrote the book on craft beer and lobbied on behalf of brewpubs for more of them to open; so, you can basically thank him for having access to so many tasty beers around the east coast. His book, “Brewing Lager Beer” is regarded as the most comprehensive home/micro-brewing reference, and he even invented his own style of beer, Black IPA! (Yeah, he’s our hero, too.) VPB has been honored as one of the nation’s 25 best craft breweries by the book, “America’s Best Brews,” and is known throughout Vermont for its unfiltered, unpasteurized and unadulterated brews, which give them a non-uniform, unparalleled taste. Anyone who wants to witness one of the birthplaces of american craft beer should visit V
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Switchback Brewing
Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 by a formally trained master brewer (Bill Cherry) and man’s best friend (his dog). The vision was to focus their limited resources into making just a few beers to achieve the highest quality possible. (You remember what your mom taught you, right? Do one thing and do it well.) The resounding success of their flagship beer, Switchback Ale, which was the only ale they made for the first ten years – and is the #1 beer by draft in all of Vermont – set a course for continual expansion over the next seven years and made the release of three Special beers, Roasted Red Ale, Porter, and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale possible. Now, Switchback is doing many things well and their premium craft beers are currently distributed in Vermont, New Hampshire and in the upstate area of Albany, New York. Our tour will show you the meticulous concentration that went into brewing a world class craft ale as we guide you through the facility and meet one of Switchback’s many knowledgeable brewers.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Queen City Brewery
Founded in 2014 by long-time friends and brewers Paul Hale, Paul Held, Phil Kaszuba, and Maarten van Ryckevorsel, Queen City Brewery brews a variety of traditional ales and lagers, as well as several unique specialty beers with a focus on giving the customer a unique experience with unexpected notes in their beers that they’ve aged and fermented to produce complex flavors unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. (So yeah, we’re pretty much changing your life by bringing you here. No need to thank us.) On our tour, you’ll see why this foursome rose to frothy success as you sip your way through their suds, including a rare style they brew call ‘Steinbeer’ that’s brewed with hot rocks. The process grants less temperature control to the brewer and imparts a smoky, caramel flavor. Yep, we’ll say it again: life-changing.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Founded in 2004, Zero Gravity Brewing was born inside a restaurant that Flatbread head brewer, Destiny Saxon, and Zero Gravity brewmaster, Paul Sayler, created called American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. For years, they brewed exclusively out of the brewpub location, but as their popularity and demand grew, in 2012, they began distributing Zero Gravity for off-premise sales, and two years later, they had fully maxed out the production at the Flatbread Brewpub. Forced to find more space, they moved operations to a beautiful 30-barrel facility in Burlington’s South End Arts District, and in the spring of 2015, the Pine Street Brewery was born.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please enter contact phone number in special fields, with country code, so we may contact you with any updates on the day of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VT Brew Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sip of Burlington Brew Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Sip of Burlington Brew Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sip of Burlington Brew Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sip of Burlington Brew Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sip of Burlington Brew Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sip of Burlington Brew Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sip of Burlington Brew Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sip of Burlington Brew Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sip of Burlington Brew Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sip of Burlington Brew Tour.

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Brooke
, Mar 2020
We had a great time! Soren was a great tour guide.. very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend for any beer lovers.
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A bit late, but this was a great...
Emily W
, Jul 2017
A bit late, but this was a great tour of Burlington and we have recommended it to several friends!
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We had a blast! Matt was the best...
Cheryl G
, Jul 2017
We had a blast! Matt was the best guide, very knowledgeable about all things beer and the breweries. I would do this again!

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