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Review of Tahoe Brew Tours

Tahoe Brew Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A $99 brewery tour ticket will provide guests with an appetizer of their choice, transportation to 3 different breweries around beautiful Lake Tahoe in a custom 15 passenger van, complimentary flights of beer, and an exclusive experience at each brewery with insight into the brewing process of various beers from the brewers themselves. An $85 brewery tour ticket provides guests with a North Lake Tahoe brewery tour that starts later in the afternoon (appx 1:00pm). This tour also includes appetizers, flights of complimentary beer at each stop of the tour, transportation, and complimentary snacks and water on the bus. A $100 adventure tour provides guests with a guided tour with a local guide from the Tahoe Adventure Company out on the beautiful clear waters of Lake Tahoe atop a SUP or kayak, followed by a tour of Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village, NV. The brewery tour portion of this tour includes complimentary beer tasting, as well as a behind the scenes look at the production side of this local craft brewery.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I wasn't feeling all that great on the rainy Saturday we had scheduled the brew tour for but I had a feeling it was just what I needed. Gus and Ben picked us up promptly where we were staying and helped our group into the immaculate and very comfortable brew tour van. The tunes playing through the van's speakers (most notably "Brandy" by the Looking Glass) helped to set the day off right as we picked up the rest of the passengers and set off for our first brewery. We visited three different breweries on our tour, each with its own unique environment and welcoming staff to show us the facilities and teach us a bit about the brewing process. The staff at the breweries seemed happy to have our group and we could tell that they have a great relationship with Gus and Ben as well.

I would absolutely recommend this as an event to add on to any trip to Tahoe. Even if you're not a big beer drinker you're sure to enjoy the tasty snacks and cozy environment of the different breweries, as well as the knowledge that the brewery staff as well as Gus and Ben have to share. How can you go wrong with an educational drinking activity that comes equipped with a good playlist and a sober driver?

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Laura J
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We signed up and paid for a full day, three brewery tour. Unfortunately, we were limited to two breweries because roads were closed to the third. We had a great time and would recommend this tour....although we were disappointed that we were charged $100/person and never got to visit the third brewery. Due to 3rd brewery not being included, our tour ended at 1:30 pm vs 5 pm.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Becky L
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Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Hello there,
I am writing to apologize for the slightly abbreviated tour that you currently attended. After checking with the driver for this tour, the tour concluded by dropping guests off closer to 3:00pm. Additionally, it was apparent that the advertised amount of craft beer was provided to tour guests, and that the transportation of this tour was inhibited by rock and mudslides around the Tahoe area in this last major winter storm.

We would be happy to take your group out again at a later date for a great "returner's" rate for your entire group, should you be in the Tahoe area. Our guest's experience is of paramount importance to us at Tahoe Brew Tours. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again!

Ben Kimple, Owner

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I don't even drink beer but the girls in the office wanted to go for a team building outing. It was a great day. Gus was a great tour guide and all the breweries were fun and super interesting. They all had really nice cider and Alibi in Incline even had one on tap.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank AusJillinTahoe
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are middle-aged women who took this tour. It was classy and fun. Beer was really good. Brewmasters were very attentive, snacks were a nice touch. Very comfortable van, and Ben was a really good and experienced tour guide. Recommended for all ages and occasions -- from special occasions or just plain old rainy day (we had rain and hail;)

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jisha
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Management response:Responded 14 September 2016

Thanks again for coming out and trying out our North Shore Tour! I had a blast taking your group out and would love to taking you all out again to try out the South Shore breweries. If you are back in the Tahoe area give us a shout, all of the beer on tap changes with the seasons!

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

From start to finish this was an exceptional experience. We found Tahoe Brew Tours on Groupon which offered a great deal. We booked for two days later. It was my family and me; just four people. We had the van and the tours to ourselves. Gus did such a great job explaining the timeline of the day and how each brewery would work. It was very interesting to listen to the story of the Brew Tour company. How they started, the process of getting their licenses, and how they went about collaborating with the local breweries. Our tour started at 11:15 and ended right about 10 after 5pm. The 3 breweries we visited were Cold Water, Sidellis, and Alibi. At each brewery you could tell that the relationship has started to grow between brewer and brew tour. Each place the bar tenders, FOH staff and Mmaster Brewers were excited and happy to see Gus and the people he brought. Each place was prepared and ready for us. Tables were set, Brewers had beers in hand welcoming us. We were waiting around while people got organized. It was a truly professionally run operation. On the drive to Alibi brewery from South Tahoe (about 45minsof gorgeous coastline drive) Gus had a wealth of information about the area dating back to the '49er era and the cast of characters that have made Tahoe their home at one time or another. All in all, I would do this tour over and over again. The people were fantastic, Gus was a timely and gracious host that had a bunch of great information that kept my family thoroughly entertained for over 6hrs at a bargain of a price.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Brian S
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Management response:Responded 14 September 2016

Thanks again for coming along on the South Shore tour with us Brian! I had a great time with your group and think you all would really enjoy our North Shore tour next time you are back in the area. Give us a call anytime, we are always happy to hook up our return customers! Cheers, Gus

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