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Edinburgh Brewery Tour provided by Edinburgh Beer Factory

Edinburgh Brewery Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    50
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Do you believe that beer, especially lager, is more than just liquid – it’s an experience? If so, this 2-hour shared brewery experience is for you! More than just a brewery tour, it’s a true story of art meeting science, where you'll be taken behind the scenes of the Edinburgh Beer Factory. Learn the story of the Edinburgh-born Godfather of Pop Art, Eduardo Paolozzi and how he inspired the brewery. Enjoy an experience full of flavor as your brewers will walk you through the lager-making process, from blank canvas to final masterpiece. You’ll even get the chance to taste the raw ingredients and the unfiltered brew!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 54259P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour guide giving the story of Edinburgh Beer Factory and our muse, Godfather of Pop Art, Eduardo Paolozzi.
  • Brewer-led brewery tour
  • 2 drinks of Paolozzi lager
  • Tutored tasting of Unfiltered Paolozzi straight from our brewing tanks
  • snack food
  • 5 voucher for our gift shop
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Beer Factory
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Edinburgh Beer Factory Location Address: 15, Bankhead Industrial Estate, Edinburgh EH11 4EQ, UK
  • Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour guide giving the story of Edinburgh Beer Factory and our muse, Godfather of Pop Art, Eduardo Paolozzi.
  • Brewer-led brewery tour
  • 2 drinks of Paolozzi lager
  • Tutored tasting of Unfiltered Paolozzi straight from our brewing tanks
  • snack food
  • 5 voucher for our gift shop
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Beer Factory
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Location Name: Edinburgh Beer Factory Location Address: 15, Bankhead Industrial Estate, Edinburgh EH11 4EQ, UK
  • Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
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5.0
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Mike E
5 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a create tour which really does let you see the whole operation up close and personal. This isn't one of those tours where you're shown round at a distance by dedicated guides following a script. This is a tour by people who work there and are genuinely passionate about the product and it's all the better for it.

The tour is informative and you get to taste different beers at different stages of production; depending on what they're brewing at the time will influence what's available.

As well as that you get to enjoy some of the finished product as well.

Great value for money, really informative and a good way to spend a Friday evening.
Written 6 November 2021
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Paul
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyable tour. Guide was incredibly passionate and knowledgable. Very relaxed atmosphere that welcomed questions. Range of beers, and opportunity to taste, was great.
Written 14 March 2020
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ANGEE
Glasgow, UK132 contributions
Feb 2020
A brilliant tour of the Edinburgh Beer Factory. It is not slick and smooth operation that leaves you informed but a little hollow. Instead, it is run by people who live and breathe these products and who truly believe in what they do.

You are given a beer when you arrive, which is always a good start! The tour then begins with a little bit of chat about the product and the background - which is really interesting.

You then go into the brewery, with another little beer in your hand, and get an explanation of the process, with a few more little top ups as you go. The brewer really knew his stuff and kept us all interested and informed. He patiently answered questions and just kept the tour (and the beer) flowing with all the information that you needed about the brewing process.

I felt that there was a real honesty to this tour. I told the guys that it wasn't slick and that I meant that as a compliment. Slick tours don't have heart. This tour has heart and soul....and a lot of beer! I genuinely loved it - and I had only booked it as a treat for my husband without any expectation of enjoying it myself!

I have been raving about this ever since I have done this and feel it is only fair that I share the love through TripAdvisor so more people can go along and enjoy the experience.
Written 23 February 2020
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ray1963
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
Feb 2020
brilliant tour met a couple of guys that work there top guys know their stuff very interesting and had a few drinks well worth a look folks young brewery in Edinburgh trading around the world mnaking a good name for them and scotland
Written 21 February 2020
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Fraoch
Ayrshire, Scotland5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Fantasticly informative tour by knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic staff. Really enjoyed sampling the beers- the pilot stout was a favourite! Will be recommending to many people. Thankyou!
Written 15 February 2020
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MGM
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Really great tour! Staff are lovely and very knowledgeable. Very interesting tour and generous with the samples which doesn't hurt! Well worth the money.
Written 8 February 2020
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A M
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I never did a brewery tour as technically precise and drinkful as this one. However, I must say that the price paid for it still seems a bit too high : Even though we drank a lot, the other compensations (Snacks/5 pounds off shop) were a bit omitted...

As for beer, make your own point of view and try it before !

For summarizing the experience, that could be a good step inside breweries world : Visits are done in smalls groups, technical knowledge of the guides is really good, and the equipment quite important compared to most so called craft breweries.

There might be one thing about communication : It sometimes feels artificial, with some things appearing as language elements but not reflecting the reality of the things. Edinburgh Beer Factory might want to be an industrial beer concurrent, but it should not imply that it digs into strange ways to say what it has to give.
Written 8 February 2020
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Jill
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
A fun afternoon out! Alex and Ellis were so passionate and interesting. Cool bar space to hang out in after and we received vouchers to spend in the shop, a fantastic experience run by a great team.
Written 25 January 2020
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moh
Edinburgh, UK6 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It was an great experience we had a good time, the place was amazing, welcoming stuff, the bar was pretty cool as well.
Written 27 November 2019
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Julie R
Kendal, UK28 contributions
Nov 2019
we had prebooked the tour and were so pleased with the experience.
the tour was very interesting and ellis was very knowledgable, friendly and welcoming.
it was excellent value for money and would highly reccommend.
Written 26 November 2019
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By: Edinburgh Beer Factory
lcortenraad
lcortenraad
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Great tour and delicious beer
Really interesting tour of this small craft brewery in Edinburgh. Alex and Ellis were brilliant, told us interestin
Cymru74
Cymru74
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Definitely recommend
5 of us went on the tour yesterday, big shout out to Alex & Ellis who are both excellent hosts. So enjoyable, the
CForrest91
CForrest91
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Great day out!
Absolutely loved this! We went as a group of 9 and really enjoyed getting to see the brewery and learning about the
121gordonb
121gordonb
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Fantastic !
Have been drinking Paulozzi for a few years now and never understood the Edinburgh / Italian connection of the nam
michballer11
michballer11
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Good beer
This place has a HUGE selection of tasty brews & even has some wine, gin & whisky for those who aren’t big beer fan
mskage
mskage
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Great tour and brilliant guides!
A hen party of seven came To Edinburgh Beer Factory, and the employees was welcoming, nice and easy from the start.
james w
james w
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Great tour
Booked a Saturday 6 o'clock slot for part of a stag doo. Was a great tour , lots of beer.. Ellis the tour guy was v
fist64149
fist64149
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Craft Beer
Craft beer brewery, bottle shop and tap room all in one. Good selection of Scottish craft beers to sample on site o
paulkelly2000
paulkelly2000
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Boys day out
We had a tour here last Saturday 6th April 2pm, Arrived to be welcomed at the door taken through to there bar give
suzd4ly
suzd4ly
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Great tour from Ben and Ellis
Really enjoyed the tour. Ben and Ellis where great, really down to earth and very passionate and informative in the
Simon K
Simon K
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Great tour and outstanding value for money!
Ben and Ellis were great hosts and gave a suitably detailed insight into the process of creating the beers. We samp
Coastal55314435120
Coastal55314435120
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Top!
Great insight of the brewing process and quality of the industry in general. Welcoming environment and friendly sta
Safari13961562432
Safari13961562432
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Amazing tour!
I went with some friends on the tour and were, with already high expectations, surprised by it. Got to follow the w
norjr
norjr
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Do not miss this place!
Very good information about how and why the brewery came and a lovely breewing tour. Highly recommended! /Jörgen wi
claireb021067
claireb021067
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Sublime
Had a really great time on the tour yesterday. Our tour guide Ellis was knowledgable, personable and friendly. His