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Aldaris Beer Museum

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Similtiades wrote a review Nov 2019
Riga, Latvia3,586 contributions1,126 helpful votes
For a beer museum that almost everyone living in Rīga knows about, few people I know seem to have visited it. Perhaps it is the location: pretty far from the city centre on the other side of Sarkandaugava (access through the Bus No.2 at Rīga Circus, or Tram No.5 at National Operahouse from the city centre). Perhaps, the other reason not many people seem to visit, is because Aldaris has a somewhat bad reputation in Latvia ever since they were bought by Carlsberg and their beer went completely downhill as a result. Either way, it was unsurprising when we finally found the entrance (after a lengthy walk around the whole site because the entrance was not signposted at all), to get inside and immediately be presented with an enormous Carlsberg advertisement. Such is globalisation, I guess. The girl on the front desk was friendly, and they were serving the whole Aldaris range of beer in bottles at the front desk for an even cheaper price than in most supermarkets and stores. However, we figured we would do the tour before drinking anything. The beer-making facilities were completely deserted, as was the rest of the place, which was slightly off-putting, but the receptionist handed us a tablet with the self-guide tour instructions on it, and pointed us downstairs to where it begins. There is little information available on the tour aside from what is told to you in audioguide from the iPad, which is available in several languages. Otherwise, the tour basically consisted of a small amount at the beginning about how Aldaris was founded, and otherwise the same usual recipe for how to make beer that any brewery tour everywhere gives you; except this time interspersed with advertisements for Carlsberg. At the end, we were given three free samples each. We had all tried the simple Aldaris, Mežpils, and Saules before, so we were allowed to upgrade to more exotic beers offered from the range. They were actually really tasty; far better than the regular bottled stuff that is sold around Latvia (which is basically Carlsberg under a different label these days - hence why they invented Mežpils in the first place, though they skip over that in the tour). This was probably the best part, and we enjoyed the "periodic table of beer" on the wall. This is probably why the tour cost €9, but for what the tour actually consisted of, the price seemed very steep, to the point of being overpriced, however.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DesdinovaUK wrote a review Sep 2019
Dover, United Kingdom666 contributions332 helpful votes
Located a faur way out of the city, to the North beside Mezaparks, but acessible via public transport (bus or tram) . The tour cost €9 per person and is self guided in that you are given an i-pad which guides you around and explains the brewing process, ingredients etc.After that you visit the tasting room where the price includes trying 3 different beers. Beer may be purchased at a very good price. I am pleased we visited but felt that the tour was somewaht expensive.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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antti_suomalainen_ wrote a review Dec 2018
Lahti, Finland24 contributions4 helpful votes
We commuted over half an hour one way via public transportation to visit the beer museum which had collected a lot of praise here, only to find out it was closed when we got there. We had checked the museum's website earlier that morning and it had no information about any oddities in the open times. It was supposed to be open until 15 on saturdays and we arrived at 13.55. We got turned away by a man who only spoke latvian, who just shrugged his shoulders when we asked why it was closed. We got no apology whatsoever.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Julie Van de Weyer wrote a review Feb 2018
Berlare, Belgium14 contributions1 helpful vote
As beer lovers from Belgium, this was an interesting museum to visit. We got to know everything there is to know about beer. The museum has a refreshing atmosphere and after the tour there was a tasting that was included. We got three beers per person and it was a very nice activity!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Vlad Si wrote a review Feb 2018
Riga, Latvia90 contributions13 helpful votes
It was a nice brewery some time ago, now only a place for workshops, beer shop and a museum. Business workshops are nice, lots of rooms, places for presentation, and food is also good. Sadly that beer is now brewed in EE and the production is stoped. Cheers for Aldaris Gustavs
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Date of experience: February 2018
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