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Learn about Washington, DC’s thriving brewpub scene and taste a variety of award-winning beverages on these guided, 5-hour, daytime and evening brewery tours. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit four of DC’s top brewpubs that may include Capitol City Brewing Company, District ChopHouse and Brewery, Right Proper Brewing Company or DC Brau Brewing Company. Enjoy food pairings for lunch or dinner, depending on the tour selected. Round-trip transportation by bus is included.

Highlights

  • Washington DC breweries tour with food pairings
  • Visit four top brewpubs, such as Capital City Brewing Company, District Chophouse & Brewery, Right Proper Brewing Co or DC Brau Brewing Co
  • Go behind the scenes of the beer-making process with an expert guide
  • Pair pub classics like hickory-smoked ribs and buffalo wings with 15 to 20 beer samples
  • Discover why each food item pairs well with a different style, from light beers to bolder brews
  • Select a daytime lunch option or evening dinner option
  • Includes round-trip transport from downtown DC

What You Can Expect

Washington DC Brewery Tour

Craft Beers

Get to know Washington, DC's thriving beer scene on these guided daytime and evening brewery tours. Chat with brewery owners and learn about the equipment used to make beer, the brewing process and, of course, what all the different kinds of beer taste like — at least 15 to 20 of them, in fact.

Meet the expert beer guide and the rest of the tour group at the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Learn from the guide about the beer-making process and what to expect during this inside look at four different DC- and Virginia-based breweries. This 5-hour tour is perfect for beer beginners, aficionados and home-based brewers alike. Also, find out what foods pair well with different styles of beer on either the daytime (lunch) or evening (dinner) tour.

On the daytime tour (departing at 11 a.m.), enjoy tastings of at least 15 beers at four different breweries, with lunchtime food pairings at either City Tap House, an elevated gastropub serving New American dishes, craft beer and more in a rustic space; or Capitol City Brewing Company, a spacious brewpub with signature beers like Capitol Kolsch, plus a varied selection of pub grub.

The evening tour (departing at 5 p.m.), on the other hand, showcases DC's bustling nightlife and brewpub scene, combining old-school brew houses with some of the most popular microbreweries in the area. Enjoy tastings of 18 to 20 beers, with a dinner food-pairing at Capitol City Brewing Company.

Some of the breweries featured on either the daytime or evening tour could include any four of the following: 
Right Proper Brewing Company, Capitol City Brewing Company, Port City Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, Bardo, City Tap House, DC Brau Brewing Company, District ChopHouse and Brewery or Hellbender Brewing Company.

Customer Reviews

Maureen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We went to 4 different breweries in the NE area of DC. Our guide, Isaac, was very entertaining and knowledgeable. We tried a wide variety of brews. After visiting 2 sites, we went to a restaurant for a great meal. The folks we met on the tour were a lot of fun!

Michel d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very entertaining en nice beers!!! Tourguide was great!!!!

Valerie H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2016

On the surface, this seems to be the best beer tour everbut what a disappointment, especially for the . The guide was very knowledgeable about the beer-making process, but not very engaging. The first brewery was great! Fantastic beers, fun atmosphere, but it went downhill form there. Too much time spent in the van driving between breweries, and the last place was just kinda creepy. Dinner was advertised as not appetizers, but that's exactly what we gota plate full of apps. Recommend this tour only for the very adventurous.

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