City Brew Tours

Multiple venues
Daily tours available
Various times

BeerBurgh might be the next city nickname to make the rounds. Speaking of rounds, beer lovers will soon be able to enjoy copious amounts of them, without the hassle of organizing an itinerary and booking a designated driver, thanks to City Brew Tours.

Launching in Pittsburgh April 21 in time for Craft Beer Week, the organization will offer daily tours led by a charismatic beer expert and designated driver.

Each all-inclusive, five-hour tour will feature behind-the-scenes stops at Pittsburgh’s top breweries and pubs, private tastings of 15 beers, curated food pairings, and more.

From Homestead to Imperial, tours will provide insights about the region’s beer history and burgeoning craft brewing movement. Destinations include Penn Brewery, Spoonwood, Hop Farm, Draai Laag and others.

Tour options include “Original Pittsburgh” and “Pittsburgh After Hours.” The $99 fee also includes transportation, a beer journal and postcards.

Founded in Vermont in 2008, City Brew Tours operates in Philadelphia, Boston, D.C., and Baltimore. Their expansion into Pittsburgh is quite timely, as the city boasts some of the country’s oldest breweries, has nearly 36 craft breweries countywide, and is expected to be the site of the country’s first Museum of Beer.

Tours begin April 21.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.