FAQ'S


Q.  WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON YOUR TOUR?

We want you to have a great time and hopefully learn something about Craft Beer while we explore the best breweries and beer SoCal has to offer! We'll provide you with cozy, fun transportation, a knowledgeable local guide and tasters at each of the breweries we visit. 


Q. ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS?

You must be 21 years old with VALID I.D. and sign a waiver to take any tour.

Q. CAN WE BRING A COOLER WITH BEER ON THE BUS?

A wise man once said "Beer is about Quality, not Quantity". Most of the beer at today's breweries is much higher in alcohol content than many people are used to drinking so please take that into consideration. Great fresh beer at the breweries should be the priority, not canned or bottled beer that you can drink anytime. However, if you want to bring some brews along for the ride, you're welcome to do so.


NO HARD LIQUOR PLEASE

Q. WHAT DOES ALL BEER TASTERS MEAN? WHAT IS A FLIGHT OR PINT* FOR EACH PERSON?

A flight of beers/all beer tasters is usually 4 - 4oz tasters of each brewery's core beers for each person. If you prefer a glass of a beer instead of a flight you can generally substitute a pint for the tasters. You get approximately $25 worth of beer for each person for the tour. We go to many different breweries and each has their own policy/procedure for flights. Sometimes they are too busy to pour individual flights for groups so we offer a pint* instead. *At some breweries a higher ABV may result in a smaller pour.


Q. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

For weekends or larger groups we recommend booking at least a month in advance. 


Q. HOW DO I BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR?

Please take a look at our Private Tour Info and FAQ pages, then contact us via email to discuss date, time, pickup location and itinerary. You can reach us at info@lacraftbeertours.com. We can help you select an itinerary based on our experiences with the various breweries.


Q. WHAT'S YOUR "BIRTHDAY SPECIAL"?

Purchase at least 10 seats on a public tour and the Birthday guy/gal is free!


Q. WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

Beer tasters at each brewery, cold waters on the bus, safe transportation, a brewery tour if available and a friendly, knowledgeable and charming guide!


Q. HOW MUCH DOES A PRIVATE TOUR COST?

Please see our Private Tour Info page on our website. If you're looking for something different than what's listed there or if you have a larger group please contact us for pricing and details. Feel free to contact us at info@lacraftbeertours.com with any questions!


Q. WHAT ARE YOU PAYMENT,CANCELLATION POLICIES, etc?

For private tours we require a $100 non-refundable credit card deposit to make the reservation. Full payment can be made prior to the tour by credit card or upon pickup by cash or charge. For public tours, all payments are taken at the time of the reservation and are refundable up to 72 hours before the date of the tour. We will do our best to accommodate change requests or rescheduling subject to availability.


Q. DO YOU OFFER A DD RATE?

Yes, for Private Tours $20 off full tour, $10 off mini-tour.


Q. DO YOU ONLY GO TO BREWERIES OR CAN WE GO TO OTHER PLACES?

We specialize in breweries and craft beer. If you'd like to mix in some other destinations on a private tour we'll be happy to work with you! Give us a shout at info@lacraftbeertours.com and we'll see what we can do!


Q. WHERE DO YOU PICKUP / DROPOFF? CAN WE DO MULTIPLE PICKUPS AND DROPOFFS?

For private tours we pickup/dropoff most anywhere in Los Angeles. For the valley, Long Beach, Orange County, Ventura etc. we may charge an additional pickup fee depending on the destinations. Please contact us for details.
For Public tours we have set pickup and drop off points, those are listed on our website well in advance.


Q. IS THERE FOOD AT THE BREWERIES?

Some of the Breweries serve food, if not some have food trucks and/or menus of nearby places that will deliver to the breweries. You can also take food or snacks into almost all of the breweries. 


Q. CAN WE BRING FOOD WITH US?

Yes, but it's better to take food into the breweries and sit down and eat while enjoying some beer. If you have to eat on our bus we ask that you try not to leave it too messy, if that happens an additional cleanup fee may apply.


Q. CAN WE PLAY OUR OWN MUSIC?

Absolutely! All buses have auxiliary cords for just about every phone. Our guides will also have a suggested playlist for the rides.

Q. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU TAKE ON A TOUR?

We can accommodate just about any size group! 


Q. IS BEER GOOD FOR YOU?

You be the judge, below is copied from a recent article:

Craft Beer: Stronger than commercial cousins, craft Beers tend to be stronger in alcohol content and have more body and strength. They also pack a health punch full of vitamins and minerals. Craft Beer can contain up to 30% of your daily recommended fiber intake and can help lower your cholesterol.
IPA: Make yours a pint of IPA and you're onto a winner. IPA is one of the healthiest beers around because of what's in the hops. The wonder ingredient is the compound xanthohumol which prevents cataracts and keeps the bad cholesterol (HDL) from oxidizing and forming in your arteries, thus helping to prevent heart disease.
Dark Beer: If your dear old mother swore by a pint of stout, it seems she was on to a good thing. Dark beers contain 2 to 3 times the amount of flavonoids from the roasted barley which can help combat cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

Because, you know, we care!
See you soon!