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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

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    There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door to start your one of a kind Chicago Brewery Tour. As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn about the history of Chicago's beer industry originating in the 1800s. Did you know that Chicago's first mayor owned a brewery? Your guide provides an entertaining and educational insight of Chicago politics in connection with breweries and the effect that Prohibition had on the city.  
    Each brewery has its own unique qualities. As you stop at some large and small facilities, you can get the sense of what it was like to step in a brewery back before Prohibition. Receive samples of craft beer at each of the breweries and tour one of the production facilities. Enjoy craft beer samples of different flavors along the entire tour. On the production facility tour, learn the step by step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process.
    Please bring your government-issued photo ID. Your tour ends at the pickup location.
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    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    Loved the tour! Bus driver and tour guide were great. Got to sample beers as well as refuel (get food) at one brewery. Everyone on the tour started as strangers and left as friends! Highly recommend it!

    Thank Kmont23
    Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

    We had a very fun time! Ben, our tour guide was super personable and friendly. Tour at Lake Effect Brewery was so informative. I would recommend this company, the bus was amazing. The owner and designer David has a great concept. Good luck to you...More

    Thank P393WPkarenm
    Reviewed October 10, 2018

    A party of 10 of us were in town for some NFL Football the next day. We saw this trip and thought it would be a fun way to spend some time in Chicago. We had an absolute blast, visited three brewery's/brew pubs tasted plenty...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Mark W
    Reviewed August 31, 2018

    Fun time. Great staff on the bus, good variation in the breweries we visited, and interesting stories told along the way. The bus could have better suspensions, but that did not ruin the experience.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank KalEl2005
    Reviewed August 14, 2018

    I love visiting smaller, less travelled breweries in cities that we visit. This afternoon trip was unique and entertaining, The bus itself is roomy and comfortably and attracts everyones attention. I really liked Jacob's (our tour guide) stories as we travelled about Chicago and brewery...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Bob W
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    December 19, 2018|
    Response from KalEl2005 | Reviewed this property |
    I have no clue, but would recommend you check out their website and ask them directly :)
    November 27, 2018|
    Response from KalEl2005 | Reviewed this property |
    At least one brewery we visited on the tour served food as well.
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    • The Barrel Run
    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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