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Cincinnati Original Craft Brewery Small-Group Tour provided by Cincy Brew Bus

Cincinnati Original Craft Brewery Small-Group Tour

Cincinnati Original Craft Brewery Small-Group Tour
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Last updated: Sep 14, 2020
A note from Cincinnati Original Craft Brewery Small-Group Tour
Masks are only required when you are not eating or drinking on the bus.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115247P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
You will receive three six ounce beers at each stop on the tour • You will receive one large baked pretzel to start the tour • Souvenir Taster Glass
Exclusions
We do no offer lunch or dinner during the trip. Please eat prior to the tour.
Duration
5h
Departure details
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA We will meet in the foyer in the front of the casino. There is a chandelier and marble floors with glass looking out to the Central Parkway. You can park for free at the Casino parking garage and walk around the building or you can walk through the building (no alcohol allowed through the casino).
Inclusions
You will receive three six ounce beers at each stop on the tour • You will receive one large baked pretzel to start the tour • Souvenir Taster Glass
Exclusions
We do no offer lunch or dinner during the trip. Please eat prior to the tour.
Departure details
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA We will meet in the foyer in the front of the casino. There is a chandelier and marble floors with glass looking out to the Central Parkway. You can park for free at the Casino parking garage and walk around the building or you can walk through the building (no alcohol allowed through the casino).
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
    1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
    We will meet in the foyer in the front of the casino. There is a chandelier and marble floors with glass looking out to the Central Parkway. You can park for free at the Casino parking garage and walk around the building or you can walk through the building (no alcohol allowed through the casino).
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    JACK Cincinnati Casino
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
30 reviews
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Nicholas N
1 contribution
Bus tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great time. Good beer. Knowledgeable tour guide. Bus could have been nicer but it didn’t ruin the experience.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Thank you for the kind review, we have several different style buses and you got our "school bus modified" version, which is the same one we started the business with. It's air conditioned, better seating and spacing than a Yellow School bus but still in the same family. We also have 14 passenger Transit, and 3 14 passenger Airport Shuttle buses. Just depends on the group size. Thanks again!
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Doug I
Danville, IL38 contributions
Brewery Tour
Aug 2021
This was a great tour! If you're looking for a nice, relaxing time where you get to tastes a wide variety of craft beers without having to drive or get a ride, this is it! From pick up to drop off at the Hard Rock Casino, everyone (including a bachelorette party) on the bus was having a great time and the four bars we went to were very different just like the flavors of beer we tasted. The only thing I would say I wish would have happened was an explanation of the beer making process and even a tour behind the scenes. Other than that, this tour was a lot of fun!
Written August 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Thank you for the kind words we really appreciate you giving us an opportunity. We are in a weird spot right now in that the locations aren't allowing behind the scenes tours and our staff is in the process of being turned over and trained to these things. We absolutely agree and we will get back there soon.
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer H
1 contribution
Sour Brew and Sour Tour
After being greeted by our tour guide on a 90 degree day and getting loaded up on a non-air conditioned bus we were on our way. We were told another bus would be coming to replace that one somewhere along our five hour journey, but that never happened. Not to fuss, but with pollen count being super high that day my allergies were a hot mess.

We visited four breweries that have some great beers, except we were primarily only served sours and light options with two dark beers. There were 12 tastings in total. There wasn’t enough variety served, and we thought our tour guide was catering to the larger group that booked. We also purchased a shirt with our booking, asked about it at the end of the tour and still...crickets.

This was a bummer for my husband and I who truly love a variety of craft beers and would have preferred a balance of light and dark.
Written May 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Absolutely 100% got to own this one. We hire out a vendor for our buses for large groups and they brought us a bus without air conditioning. I talked with the people at our vendors office and they were going to try and get us a bus that had working AC but unfortunately couldn't find one. I believe they are having some issues in their department. Our options were to roll down the windows and hope they could find one or cancel. We didn't want to cancel so we rolled the dice and sort of knew that it could potentially be not nearly the experience we typically offer. We are incredibly sorry about this and will absolutely refund a portion of your ticket price (I will see if I can find you in our booking system). As for the tastings we do understand that not everyone likes how we do the tastings. We understand that is your right as a consumer to voice your opinion about it and we track the data to see what the overall consensus is in the marketplace on how we do the tastings. We try to get 1. The more popular selections at the locations 2. A wide variety along the way. 3. Stuff that is under 7.75% alcohol. This in some ways limits us at each spot, in addition due to our experience we know which beers typically folks like/don't like and we know the quality of each beer listed. So while we definitely like to do 3-4 of the tastings on the darker side, sometimes that doesn't necessarily work out. The reason we do the tastings this way is because it makes the most sense from a timing and easy way to stay out of the breweries way while they tend to their existing guests. It also gives us a chance to monitor the guests to be sure they are not overserved at any time during the day. We are sorry the beer selection wasn't to your specific liking on this trip. With a private tour we definitely solicit more feedback from our group, but since there were 4 other people beyond your group, we select the tastings and again try to meet the three requirements as mentioned above. This is our process and while we do disclose this to folks who book through our booking system online, we understand you don't have to like it. Your review is very fair considering our AC situation on one of the big buses we rented from our vendor and couple that with the idea that you don't like how we do our tastings, we graciously take this one on the chin and will reach out to see if there is anything we can do to earn your business back.
Written May 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica R
1 contribution
So fun!
Apr 2021 • Couples
This tour was so fun and very informative! We were able to try so many different beers and have a blast and meet new people! Mike was very fun and entertaining! Highly recommend doing this tour!
Written April 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Thank you for the opportunity and spending the day with us. We are so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for sharing. Hope to see you again soon!
Written April 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AlisonKerlin
Troy, OH28 contributions
Such a fun NYE!
Dec 2020
We had a great driver who gave us great information and recommendations but also took into account our requests. We would have never been able to travel to (or even know about) the breweries we went to, and we will certainly be making trips back to them! This was our 2nd time on the brew bus and for sure we will be booking future tours!
Written January 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Thank you for the kind review and the opportunity to serve your group and introduce you to some cool locations. I know Dead Low, Rebel Mettle and Wooden Cask are grateful as well.
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David B
United States1 contribution
Awesome beer tastings - third eye really stands out
Sep 2020 • Solo
Took a tour on 9/19 - Fretboard/Sonder/16lot/third eye. Jared was a great host - laud back tour, to schedule, beer selections represented a large variety. 4 groups on our tour became one, the gemutlichiet was that good. Outdoor or spaced far away from others.
Written September 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MichaelS142
Thank you for the great review David! We appreciate your continued support and giving us an opportunity in the midst of uncertainty. Hope to see you soon!
Written September 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John S
Loveland, OH4 contributions
Erase your COVID blues with the Brew Bus
Aug 2020
It was a little different - thanks COVID - but the Brew Bus Tour is back and running on all cylinders. This was my 5th tour and is an annual Father's Day present from my kids. I don't want anything else - ever. We went to four breweries (Darkness, Dead Low, Northern Row and Weidemann's) in an airport bus and it was great. It was just family this time - no sharing with "strangers" (who don't stay that way) because of COVID restrictions. No tours of the breweries either this time, but we sat outside in three of the four venues and had a good variety of beers at each establishment. Brian, our driver, was chill, understanding right away that we were experienced and didn't need the History of Brewing that most tours provide. He did give us a few crib notes, and they were appreciated. Highly recommend this tour but I do look forward to the day when COVID is gone, we can win a koozie on the bus and be the first to answer the "What does IBU mean?" question.
Written September 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the continued loyalty and support. We appreciate your candid and thoughtful review. There are so many things we wish we could do but simply can't right now but we are making the best out of an odd situation. It means the world to us that there are folks like you who have done the tour so many times. Thank you for the review and we will see you soon.
Written September 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sierra Mize
3 contributions
It was so much fun! Amazing tour guide!
Jul 2020 • Friends
The tour around Cincinnati/Newport breweries was amazing! We booked a private bus tour for a bachelorette party of 10 and there was plenty of room on the bus. Our tour guide Mike had great knowledge of craft beer including how to go about tasting beer correctly, fun facts about Cincinnati’s beer industry, and how each of the kinds of beers are made, such as the why the beer has a specific color. He was able to choose beers that everyone would like along with a few surprises, like a fun tequila barrel aged beer, that no one would be brave enough to try without help. The tastings at each of the breweries were large and the Servatii’s pretzel to much on just top it all. I would highly recommend this tour and it is super easy to book a tour with Mike. Next time we’ll be trying out the Winery tour!
Written July 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much! Wow what kind and amazing words to share with the world. We appreciate you and you willing to take this experience during these odd times. We had a blast with your crew and hope we get to see you all out again in the future. Cheers!!
Written July 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamie H
Hebron, KY5 contributions
Brewery tour during covid times
Jul 2020
We had a small group of 9. We did our tour during this Covid pandemic for a bridal shower. They took our temps before getting on the bus and we wore masks into the breweries. Once seated at our table we were able to remove our masks. We visited Humble Monk Brewing, Dead Low Brewing and Wooden Cask Brewing. All were great breweries. We stayed with our group the whole time and felt very safe with social distancing. I would highly recommend this tour. Everyone had a great time!
Written July 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the kind words! We appreciate you coming out and giving us an opportunity. You were an excellent group and hope to see you all out again in the future. Cheers!
Written July 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kay
1 contribution
Brew Bus 4 stop tour
We had several things that we did not enjoy about our experience.
The first was the fact that we don’t get to pick the kinds of beer that we tasted every other brew bus we have done we have gotten to pick our own flights.
The second was that there were way to many people on the tour that were loud constantly so we couldn’t hear the information Matt was giving, the bus never left on time due to all of the people, and it took so long in between receiving the beers that we wish we would have just gone to the breweries ourselves and done flights.

We did like the information that Matt supplied us with about the brewing process
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. We would like to get you out on some of our smaller tours to see if that is better for your group. We will reach out and discuss that with you. This is our flagship tour and the reviews over the past six years have been positive if you look here on TripAdvisor. Sometimes we get groups that are a little louder and we do our best to communicate with them that other people are on the tour but in many cases we cannot control them, because if we try that then they will negatively review us too. Its not easy. The reason we pick the beers is because previously, when folks got to pick their own it took too much time, people only tried one different style, some folks got upset who were at the brewery before we arrived because we would take up 20-30 minutes of bartender time just to get our group their beers. Also folks were picking way too high ABV beers and getting overly intoxicated. We decided it best to do a true "tasting" tour where we get varied styles and allow the groups a chance to try new styles they haven't had, or revisit styles they have not had in some time. A tasting tour is what we aim to provide. In addition there are no lines for the beer and you do not have to wait for the beer. It's not a perfect system but it is far better than what we previously had in place. We are sorry this tour didn't meet your expectations, we take this feedback seriously and will talk with our tour guides and other guests on what transpired along the way. Thank you.
Written February 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Not a good experience
We are in town for Labor Day weekend and were excited to do this tour but less than 2 days before the tour that we
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Amazing tour! Highly recommend!
This was an awesome tour and great experience! We made three stops and learned a lot about the breweries, history a
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Great way to pass a day
Wife and I met some awesome people and even though she went into the tour very skeptical, we both had a fabulous t
malalex2021
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Very fun and delicious beer to boot, easy and exciting! Worth every minute! Can't wait to do it again!
Very fun and delicious beer to boot, easy and exciting! Worth every minute! Can't wait to do it again!
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Perfect Saturday hopping Breweries on a Private Cincy Brew Bus!
Had a great Private 3 brewery Tour Day to celebrate 2 milestone birthdays!! Driver Willy was awesome! Very fun da
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My friends and I had a great time! We were celebrating my friends birthday and had a blast. Mike our driver was a
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Great Date Night!
My husband and I had a great time on the Cincy Brew Tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, the people on our
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Toured 4 breweries in the Cincy area. Tour guide and bus driver was great! Bus was dirty and air conditioner leak
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Great tour!
Thank you, Mike for a great tour! We had a blast and learned a lot along the way! You we’re fun and knowledgeable a
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Best Tour Ever
We had an amazing experience. Mike was fun and he made sure we all had a good time. We will definitely come back a
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Wonderful Saturday Afternoon
My fiance and I did a Bourbon, Wine, and Beer tour with Michael and it was absolutely amazing. Stopped at Boone Cou
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Book a tour with Michael now!
We did the bourbon, wine, and beer tour with Michael and he couldn’t have been better! His knowledge of the area wa
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Great bourbon tour
Great service, bourbon tours were amazing the tour guides know their stuff, and I learned to appreciate bourbon a l
kfraley2021
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Great time! Will be back!
Had so much fun! Can't wait to do this again! Mike was awesome and very knowledgeable. Recommending this to all my
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our first cinci brew bus tour will not be the last!
we were looking for a great event to celebrate my BIG 6-0. the private 3 stop hop tour was a perfect venue! every
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