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- Sample locally made beer and enjoy a slice of New York pizza for lunch
- Take a look at 19th century brewery buildings that were once a part of the Old Brewers Row
- Share stories of brewing, bottling, and even bootlegging!
Explore the history of beer brewing and its resurgence in Brooklyn today.
Once home to 48 breweries, this ancient and tasty trade disappeared from the borough in the 1970's, only to be reborn in recent years with craft breweries leading the way.
On this tour, you'll take a behind-the-scenes look at a working brewery and taste plenty of beers on tap. You'll explore the pre-prohibition era as you check out 19th century brewery buildings and share stories of the German speaking immigrants who worked in the breweries and lived in the neighborhood at the time.
Tour highlights may include (and are subject to change):
- A private tour of a working brewery
- A visit to a gorgeous cathedral-like church that was built by the German immigrants in the late 19th century
- Tastings of traditional German beer and Brooklyn beer
- Pizza and lager beer with a look at the streets of Prohibition-era New York
- All participants must be at least 21 years of age with valid identification (driver's license or passport).
- Tour includes beer tastings and food, a map of the neighborhood and comprehensive commentary from your guide.
- Gratuity is never required but is appreciated if you enjoyed the tour.
- Tour tastings and venues are subject to change.
This is a 3.5 hour tour and will include approximately 1-2 miles of walking.
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 16 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
This brewery tour will run in rain or shine. There will be no cancellations due to weather unless experience provider cancels the tour due to safety concerns.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather and walking.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling your experience is allowed up to 5 days prior to the experience for a $10 fee per ticket payable to the experience provider. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
This tours rain or shine, so please plan ahead and dress for the weather. In extreme cases, however, the experience provider does reserve the right to cancel tours if the weather conditions are dangerous. You would be contacted at least 2.5 hours before your tour if this were the case.
How far will we walk on the tour?
This tour involves approximately one to two miles of walking.
Will there be opportunities to use the restroom during the tour?
Yes, there will be opportunities to use the restroom at least once during the tour.
Will there be opportunities to sit down during the tour?
Yes! There will be at least one opportunity to sit down during the tour.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuity for your guide is not included but is always appreciated.
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"Tour guide was excellent. He knew the history of the buildings and Brooklyn and the breweries. I plan to take this tour again with a different group of friends."
"We had Josh as our Brooklyn Brewery guide. He was obviously very passionate about the history of Brooklyn as well as the history of beer in Brooklyn and was eager to share his knowledge with us. He had great intuition and could pick up on when individuals in our group were keen to hear more, or when they wanted to simply kick back and enjoy the product. He was more than happy to accommodate either. I would totally recommend this to anyone, either tourists or locals."
"Brian Hoffman was our guide for a tour of the breweries and historic areas of Brooklyn, NY. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this tour. His sense of humor and approach to the tour made it even more interesting, and his enthusiasm brought even the less interesting items to life and made it very enjoyable for the group. The diversity of the tour (breweries, older neighborhoods, churches, etc.,) made the tour very interesting and sparked our interest to learn more about the Williamsburg neighborhood. I would absolutely recommend this tour, and recommend Brian as the guide. Outstanding. "