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Burlington Brew Tour FAQs

What about cancellation due to severe weather?

In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel will be made by Brew Tours Staff at least 12 hours before the start of the tour. If roads are fair and our brewery partners are open, we make every effort to run our tours as scheduled. If we have to cancel a tour due to weather, full refunds will be provided. Should you wish to reschedule due to inability to travel during the inclement weather, please give us a call at 802-760-6091 to discuss your options, a fee may apply if your tour was still scheduled to operate.

What should I wear?

We do not have a dress code, but please make sure you wear CLOSED TOE SHOES. No sandals! This is for safety while on the brewery tours.

Why wasn’t I able to pay when making a booking?

If we did not ask for payment during the booking process, we have not reached our minimum tour participants. Once the tour minimum is met, the system will automatically accept your booking request and you will then have 48 hours to pay the amount due. If this payment is not received within 48 hours, the system will automatically cancel your tour.

What if I do not drink?

We offer non-drinker tickets on all our tours for $65 per person. These tickets are only available for persons over 21.

Do you pick us up?

We provide pick up at two locations in Burlington & S. Burlington for our Classic and Pub Crawl Tours. Tour pick up times will vary depending on selected pick up location:

  1. 115 Cherry St in Burlington (Corner of Church & Cherry St) – Pick up will be at the tour start time
  2. 870 Williston Rd in South Burlington (DoubleTree Burlington) – Pick up will be 15 minutes before start time

If you are not staying near any of these locations we recommend choosing 115 Cherry St for pick up, as it has many things to do before or after the tour! **We suggest that your party arrives 10 minutes before pick up for all locations**

What’s included in the price?

Tours are ALL INCLUSIVE! The tour price includes up to 15+ different beers (ranging from 3-12 ounces), a beer food pairing meal, brewery entrance fees, gratuity for brewery staff and round trip transportation.

Tip for the guide is not included for groups of less than 4, we recommend $10 pp.

What breweries do you visit?

We visit so many! We will not have the itinerary solidified until two days before the tour is scheduled. Feel free to call us if you are curious!

Should I eat before the tour?

We recommend having a good breakfast/lunch so you’re not starting on an empty stomach.

Do you need a certain number of people for the tour to run?

Yes. All our tours require a 4 person minimum to run. This does not mean that you need 4 people in your group, but that we need 4 people overall to sign up for the tour slot. It does not hurt to invite friends though!

Could my tour get cancelled?

Not likely, but it’s possible. In the event of severe weather or a lack of tour-goers, the tour may be canceled. If there are less than four (4) seats booked for a tour, that tour may be subject to cancellation (so bring all of your friends and family)!

If there are less than four (4) seats booked for a tour, we will notify you 72 hours prior to your tour and try to reschedule you to an alternate date/time.

Is there a waitlist?

There is a wait list you can sign up online if you have more people than seats available. If you do, the system will notify you if the required space opens up and you will have 3 hours to respond.

We also may contact you with other options if they are possible!

What is the Refund policy for City Brew Tours?

Due to high demand for tours, tickets are non-refundable 3 days prior to the tour. Tickets are always transferable. Our Refund policy is as follows:

  • 2 weeks or more: Full Refund
  • Less than 2 weeks: 75% Refund
  • Less than 7 days: 50% Refund
  • Less than 72 hours: Non-refundable
Can I reschedule my tour date?

Any date changes that are made less than 7 days before your tour will be subject to a $25pp rescheduling fee. No date changes can be made less than 72 hours before a tour.

Can you drink on the bus?

No, drinking is reserved only for the breweries.

What is a beer guide?

Beer Guide /bir ɡīd/ (n.) A clever, intelligent, and charismatic individual who passes on epic and timeless beer knowledge through stories and jokes to eager and enthusiastic tour-goers.