Join up with other craft beer lovers for our all-inclusive Bitter Minnesota Public Craft Beer Tasting Tour. Our most popular tour option is a great way to see the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, taste great local craft beers, and experience Minnesota’s unique craft beer culture. At each brewery stop, there will be an opportunity to taste flagship beers, as well as some new craft beer creations and seasonal specials.

Brewery tour rates

Rates for 3-hour public join-in tours start at $75.

The all-inclusive tasting tour includes:

  • Experiencing Minnesota’s booming craft beer culture
  • Tasting a variety of best local craft beers (as much, or as little as your palate craves)
  • Safe and hassle-free pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly tasting tour guide
  • Bottled water on the bus
  • Super spicy pretzels from James’ wife Stacey (trust us, you’ll need them)
  • A cooler  for those who purchase growlers at the breweries and want to keep them cold
  • The option to bring your own craft beer to drink on the bus

How much beer am I getting, again?

Our public tours are all-inclusive. You can get as much, or as little beer as your palate craves. Bonus: you can bring your own craft beer to drink on the bus! Because we support local breweries, we insist you only bring craft beer. For example: Surly, Lagunitas, Lift Bridge = Good! Coors, Bud, Miller = Bad.

What’s a growler??

Besides selling beer out of their taprooms, local breweries are allowed to sell growlers (64 oz. refillable containers) for customers who want to bring some of that delicious craft beer home. We welcome growlers on the bus and we provide a cooler and plastic cups so you can sip between breweries.

But… what about food?

Breweries do not serve food. That’s usually not a problem, because there is always a food truck parked in front of each brewery and you can bring food inside. We will make sure to tell you at the beginning of the tour what food truck options are available that day. Food is not included in the price.

Friendly tasting guide:

We staff each Bitter Minnesota tasting tour with one of our friendly tasting guides to ensure a safe and memorable experience. Our hosts help you make beer selections, answer questions and introduce brewery staff (when available).


Enjoy Minnesota’s finest craft beer tasting tour experience in style as you hop on our little 14 passenger brew bus. The bus is hip, clean, and maintained like a champ for everyone safety.