Washington, D.C. will be instituting a Proof of Vaccination mandate effective 1/15/22 requiring all adults show proof of one COVID vaccination dose for all indoor dining establishments. This applies to all establishments that sell food or drink to consume on-site including breweries. Effective 2/15/22 this mandate will require proof of a 2nd dose of COVID Vaccination. You can read more about it here.
You can read about our COVID-19 reopening plan here.
Our cancellation policy for Public Tours is as follows:
No date changes can be made within 24 hours of scheduled tour, but tickets are fully-transferable to another party, just provide them the first and last name on your booking and they may attend in your place.
Not likely, but it is possible. In the event of severe weather or a lack of tour-goers, the tour may be canceled.
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. Should you wish to reschedule due to the inability to travel during the inclement weather, please give us a call at 202-759-8687 to discuss your options; a fee may apply if your tour was still scheduled to operate.
Tours could also be canceled if the following three COVID-19 metrics are not met:
For the DC Original & Sip Tour: Our pick up spot is at 801 F St NW in front of the National Portrait Gallery. The van will depart right at the time listed, so recommend arriving 10 minutes early to allow for time to check-in! Bear in mind we do not have a storefront.
For The NOVA Brew Tour: You may choose between these two addresses for pickup:
The Crowne Plaza Crystal City Hotel, 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202 or
Double Tree Hotel at 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA
Yes, we can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Please inform us regarding the nature of your restrictions when booking your tour!
A note on gluten: Typically, beer is not gluten-free. Some of our tour stops do from time to time offer gluten-free options, however, we cannot guarantee their availability. Gluten-free guests should consider our non-drinker ticket, so they can purchase cider or gluten-free beer when available.
All guests must wear closed-toe shoes to participate in the tour. This is a safety precaution that the breweries themselves are required to enforce, therefore, no exceptions can be made. If you are taking a tour during the summer months, please plan accordingly.
No need to worry about choosing your beers at each stop. You’ll receive a handpicked selection of local craft beer curated by our beer expert guides.
We do not accept payment for any bookings until we have reached our booking minimum on that particular tour. Once we do, our system will accept your booking and send an email with a link for you to provide payment. Once you’ve paid, we will send you a confirmation email and you are all set!
In order for us to run a tour, we need a minimum of 4 participants.
Yes! You can purchase a specific tour gift voucher, or select a dollar amount to give. Check out our Gift Certificates page for more information.
Check out our Hotel Accommodations Page
We offer 3 different public tours which you can read more about here. Because private tours are personalized, there is a sliding scale of differences between them vs. public tours. Generally, we suggest private tours for corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other groups of over 10 guests. You can read more about our private tours here.
If you have not received an email from us, be sure to check your spam folder. Our emails are automated and will sometimes slip past your inbox. If it is not in spam, you can reach out to us by phone or email and we will happily send you your confirmation again.
The details of your reservation, the pick up and drop off location for the tour, the tour itinerary, and information regarding our policies.
We do not recommend driving to our tours. Whenever possible, please use a car service or public transportation to get to your pick up spot. If you must drive, parking is available at the Quikpark at 1001 G St NW.
Any date changes that are made less than 7 days before your tour will be subject to a $35pp rescheduling fee. No date changes can be made less than 24 hours before a tour.
You can simply show up to the pick-up spot a few minutes early, with a valid form of ID and closed-toed shoes. You do not need a physical ticket or to print out your confirmation email, just give your name to the guide!
Many of our stops are wheelchair accessible. However, our seated passenger vans can only accommodate folding wheelchairs on private tours.
You must be 21 or older and show proper identification in order to participate in our tour, even if you’ve purchased a non-drinker ticket.
We often include prepaid gratuity for parties of 4 or more. If you think your guide did a great job, we suggest tipping $15 per person.