Guided Brewery Tours

For those who don’t want to drink and drive (or drink and walk)

Jul 8, 2015 at 10:29 am
click to enlarge Pedal Wagon
Pedal Wagon

Cincy Brew BusRotates breweries weekly and offers between 16-20 beer samples per tour along with trivia, prizes, history and giant pretzels from Servatii. They have 13 different tours happening over All-Star Weekend, with stops at breweries like MadTree, Rivertown, Rhinegeist, Fifty West, Bad Tom, Listermann and more; check their schedule for times and pick-up locations. $55-$65 per person. 513-258-7909, ConnectionVisit three to four rotating breweries in three to four hours. Sample six 8-ounce beer samples at every stop (included in the price) and the bus even has a cooler for you to house your growlers. Water and snacks provided. Breweries toured include Listermann, MadTree, Fifty West, Braxton and more. 7-10 p.m. Friday; noon-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturday. $50-$60 per person. Pick up and drop off at Half-Cut, 1404 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-484-2382, WagonGrab your friends and hop into Pedal Wagon’s “15-person pedal-powered rolling party.” Feel the burn as you pedal your way on a two-hour ride through downtown or Over-the-Rhine, each of which makes two to three stops, or pregame with a pub crawl through Lacheys, O’Malley’s in the Alley and more. New laws allow riders three beers or glasses of wine while on the wagon. $25-$35 per seat. Tour times and locations vary; visit for a full schedule. 

Prohibition Resistance: The Industrious Tour

An hour-long walking tour that takes you through the historic Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery’s underground lagering cellars and tunnels, where you’ll learn how beer was brewed before refrigeration and about Cincinnati’s industrious brewery workers, who at one point made more beer than anybody else in the country. 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2:45 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $15 per person. Begins and ends at Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-604-9812, Resistance: The Lager TourAn hour-and-a-half-long walking tour that starts at Findlay Market Biergarten and takes you through the heart of Cincinnati’s Brewery District as you learn how German immigrants built both the city’s historic breweries and the densely populated neighborhood that surrounded them. Six Baseball Edition tours are being offered during All-Star Week, blending Cincinnati beer and baseball while visiting the same historic breweries. Wear comfortable shoes: Tour includes a stop in the underground lagering tunnels built into the Clifton hillside. 12:30, 1:15 and 2 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. Sunday. $20 per person; includes a beer in the Biergarten at the end of the tour. Findlay Market Biergarten, corner of West Elder and Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, 513-604-9812,