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Alivaria Brewery Museum

#2 of 31 Tours in Minsk
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Address: Kiseleva 30, Minsk 220002, Belarus
Phone Number:
+375 17 239-58-36
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In order to take part in our excursions you should check sign up for a tour...

In order to take part in our excursions you should check sign up for a tour at our web-page and make a note in the "for groups" section, that you'd like to have a guided excursion in English.

To organise a guided tour English we require a minimum of 4 participants.

We're open from Wednesday till Sunday and factory tours and tastings are starting at 18.00 usually.

If for some reason tour on that date is not possible, our tour guides will contact you.

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Great beer tasting experience

If you like beer, its history and drinking culture, then this should be your first place to visit in Minsk. Great English speaking guide (Thanks Ivan!), great presentation of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrius V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like beer, its history and drinking culture, then this should be your first place to visit in Minsk. Great English speaking guide (Thanks Ivan!), great presentation of the brewery and the beer it makes. Several different selections of tour themes, for first timers and more advanced beer lovers.

Thank Andrius V
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great guided tour in English with beer tasting in the end. (Ivan is a great guide!) A must visit if you like beer and want to know how it's made and how to properly drink it. Also you'll learn a lot about beer culture and history in Belarus. It was a great experience!

Thank Ignotas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

Here you can see how famous beer brand ALivaria is being produced. The brewery is very old and it is located in the building of that time.. It was very interesting to watch the process of making beer. After you can taste the product and, to be honest, I was surprised how good the belorussian beer is!

Thank Olga D
AlivariaMuseum, Управляющий at Alivaria Brewery Museum, responded to this review

Belarusian beer has a great quality indeed! Come to visit us again to learn more about beer and to taste other beer types as well! More 

Minsk, Belarus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

There you can know about the beer and the factory in connection to city history. At the end of excurcion you will have some degustation together with master-class about the correct way of tasting beer. That's really interesting. The only one problem is that everything is only in the Russian language. So be prepared to understand it or try to... More 

1 Thank Enigmalz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

It was really good experience for a foreigner, but you need to now little bit Russian language :) Before going there registiration would be good . There are two sections every day (at 2pm and at 6pm )

1 Thank Yigit O
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

very interesting tour led by a lady which has been working in brewery industry in Belarus since 1970-s, then degustation of 4 sorts of Alivaria beer (each is 0.5 litres), so you come out of there pretty drunk and happy.

3 Thank Elena M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

A must see in Minsk. Academy of beer - passionate guide, who worked at the brewery for years, is now welcoming people who want to learn about the first steps of the brewing process... And in the meantime we were trying different kinds of beer they have. Was really good experience.

2 Thank A P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Alivaria brewery tour is a must when in Minsk. The brewery was founded in 1864 and has been running ever since. During Soviet times it was called Minsk Brewery no. 1. The tour lasts 2 hours and consists of the visit to the brewery and production line itself, followed by tasting of four brands of beer and you can always... More 

2 Thank HannAsipovich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

Actualy it is the first Brewery Museum in Belarus. But it's a good attempt. Tour threw the brewery building (not just threw glass corridor) but actualy inside. Due to the tech requirments not to the all parts of the process but to the most interesting. The museum is quite small, with not so many interesting artefacts. But in general it... More 

2 Thank Vanoleo
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Actually, visiting Alivaria Brewery Museum includes a tour around brewery, which is one of the oldest historical buildings in Minsk. The manager of the museum worked at the Alivaria Brewery for over 20 years and knows everything about it. Visiting the brewery is like tracing the history of the country, with all the twists and changes. The brewery’s long and... More 

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