Beer lovers from all over the world come to Chicago to experience the best of the thriving brewery scene. A brewery tour takes you inside the workings of Chicago’s top craft beer producers which allows you to get to know the process, meet the brewers and taste the wares. We’ve collected some of the most memorable tasting tours, brewery visits and guided beer experiences available in Chicago.
Tours through craft breweries
Goose Island is among the most well-known names in beer, and all of it began right here in Chicago. Visit their production brewery located in the West Loopfor small-group, intimate tour. It is possible to book a tour on Thursday and Friday between 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday between 12 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday between 12 and 4 p.m. The one-hour tour is $11 and is accompanied by a personalized pint glass. Reservations are strongly recommended. 1800 W. Fulton St.
Go to the Revolution Brewery’s Kedzie Avenue facility to tour their production brewery, where they create their own beer, as well as fill cans and kegs for distribution. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the largest craft brewery that is located in Ohio of Texas on this 30-minute tour. Enjoy a refreshing Revolution beer, try a taste of some of the first batches in the Innovation Tasting Station, and get a souvenir koozie for free. Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. on Fridays, from 6.30 p.m. or 7 p.m. and on every hour of the hour on Saturdays between 3 to 6:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 4:00 p.m. 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tasting tours are offered “every every single day” at the sprawling Lagunitas Taproom and brewery. Tours begin from 1.30 p.m. or three p.m. on Mondays and Tuesday, as well as 1 p.m. 3 p.m. at 5 p.m. through the remainder of the week. Following your excursion, visit the large taproom to enjoy entertainment, food and even plenty of beers. 1843 S. Washtenaw Ave.
Half Acre has two Chicago beer establishments and they offer tours. The original Lincoln Avenue location hosts two-hour tours starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays (except for major holidays). The price is $10 cash and includes three sample items and the pint glass with a logo. The same offer is available for Balmoral. Balmoral location, however, tours are offered every Sunday. 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. and 2050 W. Balmoral Ave.
On Tour Brewing Company
Visit the On Tour the contemporary West Loop brewery that is famous for its Grateful Dead-themed beer. It is possible to take a tour with the head brewer, or one of his assistant brewers, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, beginning at 1.30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and include three tastings as well as glass for souvenirs. Reservations in advance is required. make sure to check the schedule for the future tours. 1725 W. Hubbard St.
Hopewell Brewing Co.
Hopewell Brewing hosts tour tours through the Logan Square brewery on Saturdays from 5 p.m. The number of seats is limited and tours are only available at 20 participants So make sure you be there before. The cost for the tour is $10. It takes about 45 minutes and includes tastings consisting of 2 beers. Then, take a seat in their modern, bright taproom to sample more of their offerings. 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Visit the Dovetail Brewery located on Malt Row to try European-style beers and visit their distinctive facility. Tours are scheduled on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and take approximately 90 minutes. The cost is $15. You will be able to dive into the brewing process of their past Participate in a hop rub, malt tasting, look at the 108-year-old equipment used in one of the most historic breweries in existence, as well as taste more than a liter of brew. 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave.