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 (515) 512-2781 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:
All public tours start and end at 101 Southwest 4th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. This at the corner of Market and 4th Street Behind the Science Center
The All-Inclusive Ticket is for the beer lover who wants to try many styles of beer! This ticket includes all the beer samples throughout the tour. With up to 4 samples at each stop, it provides the best value for those wanting the full craft beer experience.
The Pay As You Go Ticket is best for those who want to dip their toes into the world of craft beer, limit their intake, or not drink at all. Guests with this ticket can choose to purchase a pint or other type of beverage at each location. Note: Brewery affiliates do not offer discounts for tour guest purchases and flights are unavailable with this ticket due to time constraints at each stop.
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.
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.
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.
In order for us to run a tour, we need a minimum of 3 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.
We offer 2 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.
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 pickup spot a few minutes early, with a valid form of ID and closed-toe 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.