Q-How long does a tour last?
A- The Standard Brewery Tour lasts about 6 hours.
The North Shore Afternoon tour will last approximately 4.5 to 5 hours based on pickup location and road/weather conditions.
The Adventure and a Brew Tour lasts about 4.5 hours.
Q-What is included in the cost of the tours?
A-In addition to a knowledgeable guide that will double as your Designated Driver, each guest will be provided with appetizers at the first stop on brewery tours, as well as 20 ounces worth of samples at each of the 3 breweries on the tour. Guests will also be taken through the actual brewing process and through the brewing facilities by the professional brewers themselves.
The use of Kayaks and SUP's are included in the cost of the Adventure and a Brew Tour.
Q-Where should I park for the tour?
A-Standard Brewery Tour: There is ample free public parking in the parking lot behind the Harrahs Casino on the South Side of Rt 50. This lot is in close proximity to the pick up and drop off location at South Lake Tahoe's Basecamp Hotel. For our North Lake guests departing at 10am from the Incline Village visitors center, there is ample parking at the Visitors Center.
North Shore Afternoon Tour: for guests being picked up at the Incline Village Visitor Center at 1pm, there is parking in the Visitor Center lot and on the street in front of the lot. Guests that start the tour right at the first Brewery (Fifty Fifty Brewing Company) at 1:30pm, there is ample parking at the brewery.
Adventure and a Brew Tour: Guests can pay $10 for the day to park at the beach parking area at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, or can park for free on the road outside the beach. Parking is also available on the side of the road on National Ave, right up from the meeting area at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Beach.
Q-What should I bring with me on the tour?
A-Guest should be sure to bring comfortable walking (preferably closed toed) shoes, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and proper layers due to variable weather.
Q-Is gratuity included on the tour?
A-No. Though the cost of a tour ticket does include all of the above mentioned alcohol and food, we recommend guests bring extra cash on the tour for the tipping of bartenders and servers. Workers in the service industry make their living on tips.
Q-What should I wear while on the tour?
A-Casual and comfortable clothes should be worn while on the tour, an in addition, we recommend closed toed shoes for your safety while walking through the brewing facilities.
Q-What kind of vehicle do we ride in during the tour?
A-Tours are conducted in a 15-passenger van. The new Ford Transit model offers a unique seating arrangement of 15 captain's chairs for maximum comfort and enjoyment of our guests. See pictures of the beer bus in the gallery section of the home page.
Q-Does Tahoe Brew Tours have a cancellation policy?
A-All reservations cancelled in excess of 24 hours from the tour departure time will be refunded in full, or be given the opportunity to reschedule the tour, or a gift certificate valid for 1 year from that date. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours of the tour departure time will be given the opportunity to reschedule the tour for within 1 year, or be issued a gift certificate valid for 1 year.
Q- Can I get dropped off at my hotel after the tour?
A- Our regular public tours will end at the same point that the tours start; at the Incline Village visitors center, and out of the South Lake Tahoe Basecamp Hotel. We will be happy to drop off guests who have booked private tours at their lodging.
Q- Are there tours offered starting out of North Lake Tahoe?
A- The Tahoe Brew Tours bus will pick up guests at the Incline Village visitors center located on rt. 28 at 10am for the Standard Brewery Tour, 1:00pm for the Afternoon North Shore Tour, and at 12pm at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Beach for the Adventure and a Brew Tour.
Q- Local/senior/military/student discounts?
A- Yes. A 15% discount is offered for locals, students, and active military/veterans with valid ID. Seniors will also be met with a 10% discount off the total cost of the tour.
Q-Are Tahoe Brew Tours accessible for people with disabilities?
A-Unfortunately, our tours are not accessible to everyone, due to the tight quarters and careful walking required in some of the brewing facilities that the tour will explore. Additionally, the Tahoe Brew Tours bus is not equipped with a wheelchair lift at this time.
Q-Are tours in English only?
A-Yes, tours will only be provided in English at this time. For private parties wishing to book a tour, please inquire ahead of time about making arrangements for a personal translator for your group.