Springs Beer Tours
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Enjoy a friendly neighborhood, guided walking craft beer tour of the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs. Along the way you'll sample some of the finest Colorado craft beers, share a little bit of local history, talk about the local craft beer phenomenon and make new friends. Come on out!
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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VWC65
Colorado Springs, CO36 contributions
Oct 2021
This was an extremely fun activity. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Russ is so knowledgeable about the history of the area and provided us with many interesting stories and details about Manitou Springs. We had a great time...we heartily recommend it!
Written November 22, 2021
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BigguyNC
Cary, NC85 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was a perfect day weather wise when we started out on this tour. Our host, Russ Shaw, made the event extremely interesting. At each of the three places we visited, Russ knew the proprietor and it was obvious they had a good rapport. His ghost stories about the places we visited as well as some we didn’t were entertaining. As is to be expected, a couple of the beers we tasted were not ones we would pursue, but the others were tasty.
Written October 5, 2018
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Drew F
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Business
We had an excellent private beer tour. The tour guide was really knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting history of the area. Since he noted a lot of great food and shopping places, I'd recommend doing the tour on one of the first nights you're visiting the area. There was a good diversity of beer samples that were all worth trying.
Written August 22, 2018
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MAD GUEST!!!
4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Springs Beer Tours was one of the best things I did when I was visiting Colorado Springs! Russ the host was friendly and very knowledgeable. I recommend this to anyone who loves a cold glass of craft beer!
Written July 9, 2018
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Martha H
Fort Myers, FL18 contributions
Jun 2022
Really enjoyed the walking beer tour with Russ. We tasted great beers while learning so much of the history of Manitou Springs. It was so nice to have a walking tour through downtown.
Written June 29, 2022
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Jana L
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Dec 2021
We took this tour in the middle of December, and it was amazing. Russ was incredibly knowledgeable about the local beers and the town of Manitou Springs. We attended with another couple and were all impressed at the beer selections as well as the stories of the area. Our favorite part had to be the visit to the Cliff house. We definitely recommend this experience if you are in and around the Springs. Thank you so much, Russ, for a great afternoon.
Written December 12, 2021
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Marie-Anne B
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Moving to Colorado Springs few months ago and Receiving friends from different areas, this tour was just a bless. Getting back to historical story at manitou springs and enjoying very good beers! Thank you so much Russ again for this very pleasant experience 😀
Written June 21, 2021
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GJP
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Russ is a great host and has a wealth of knowledge related to the history of the area as well as advice and "peaks" into local attractions! A great tour! Thank you, Greg, Pat and Zach
Written March 6, 2020
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Dawn
Colorado Springs, CO1 contribution
Feb 2020
We love going on beer tours and this one was no exception! The perfect mixture of history, fun facts, tasty beer and good company! Looking forward to joining Russ for future tours!
Written February 16, 2020
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cookingquidnunc
Toronto, Canada123 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
After a long drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs, the first stop was one that was going to quench my thirst…with beer of course. We met Russel Shaw of Springs Beer Tours at Creekside Cuisine to begin a 2-hour walking tour of the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs (6 miles west of Colorado springs). Russel is a retired Service Disabled Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for over 23 years. He has been a resident of Colorado Springs since his retirement and has a strong knowledge and passion for craft beer and history.

Russ took us to some of the best attractions in the Springs such as Creekside Cuisine, Soda Springs Park, Patsy’s Original Candies, The Penny Arcade, Cliff House and Manitou Brewing. The Penny Arcade was a real highlight, featuring more than 400 games, some that still cost a penny. The oldest game in the arcade dates back to 1905 and is called a mutoscope (an early motion picture device). It was really cool to see some of my favourite old school games throughout the arcade as well as some newer ones added. The most popular game at the arcade seemed to be the old skee-ball machines from 1962.

As we walked to each spot in the Springs, Russ shared fun stories about the quirky town and gave us the history of certain areas and statues we walked past. My favourite stories were the ones that included ghosts, and let me tell you that there are A LOT of haunted stories in Maintou Springs. It seemed like every other building we walked past was haunted, especially The Cliff House (apparently many guests have seen a white apparition drifting the halls late at night). Luckily we didn’t have any ghastly encounters, instead we tried some of the local beers on tap such as Great Divide Yeti, Ska Brewing Modus Mandarina and Denver Beer Co. Princess Yum Yum Raspberry.

I also really enjoyed our stop at Manitou Brewing Company. This historic brew pub features a delicious food menu and a great selection of beers that are made with the pristine waters located near the top of Pikes Peak.

Springs Beer Tours is a must-do tour while in Colorado Springs. Russ was extremely patient, friendly and knowledgeable and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the town. Russ made it fun, and catered the stories to our interests (I could’ve listened to haunted tales all day long). He even recommended some great breweries to check out in Colorado Springs. Thanks Russ!!
Written December 16, 2018
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