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North Bay Brewery Tours
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Sonoma County Brewery Tour Including Behind-the-Scenes Access
Ranked #27 of 46 Tours in Sonoma
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Owner description: North Bay Brewery Tours is a tour bus company that specializes in guided tours of local beer destinations.We are three craft beer fanatics on a mission to expose people to all the amazing beer brewed locally in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. We can also help you out with any of your transportation needs. We are committed to bringing the public to great beer while at the same time keeping tipsy drivers off of the road.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went on an amazing Mother's Day wine tour. Our driver James was knowledgable and really made the tour fun. Our group had a behind the scenes barrel tasting as well as tasting some yummy new releases. We loved the wines and the grounds are beautiful. James made a special stop to a winery in Healdsburg we wanted to try. The place was packed but James brought us to an even nicer winery as a spontaneous Plan B. A relaxed tour in Wine Country without having to worry about driving.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I took my boyfriend on this tour for his birthday. Our driver (I think his name was Rob...) was great and chaperoned us to three different places. We were served Lagunitas IPA during the bus rides between breweries and had the opportunity to socialize with the rest of the bus, who coincidentally, were all one party (of mostly bartenders)! It was an overall great experience, had great food, and a safe and fun day.

...also...drink plenty of water and eat! I made the mistake of not doing either...lol...

Thank Dianah R
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We booked with North Bay to do a beer tour for a birthday. Working with them over email was great. They always had an answer and a quick response.

We loved having a safe, affordable and fun way to check out the local breweries.

The only downside on our trip was the traffic driving from our rental to our first stop was pretty bad. That did cut into our total brewery time, however, we still had a great time on the bus.

Thank TheSwanson6
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We drove up from San Francisco yesterday to spend the day beer tasting in the North Bay and this was definitely the way to go. We're not really that into guided tours, but I bought this little trip for my husband for Fathers Day (yes, we just now got around to using it) and I'm so glad we did!

We knew it would be fun -- I mean, it's a beer tour. But we had an even better time than expected. Our guide was great. He was so knowledgeable about the beers and got everyone into a friendly relaxed mood when we boarded the bus with a little welcoming talk and a cup of some obscure new beer. We didn't know anyone else on the tour, but it was a small group and we all got along great.

We took the West Sonoma County tour because it included three breweries we'd never visited before: Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa, Stumptown in Guerneville and HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Our favorite was the first stop. We'd been to Russian River Brewing Company before, and it's excellent, but were very pleased to try its lesser-known neighbor Third Street Aleworks. Simply put -- the beers were great. We will be back.

Our laid-back, knowledgeable guide made sure we had beer and water during the bus trips to each brewery, and even gave us a brief presentation on the ingredients used in beer brewing. My husband is a home brewer and didn't think he'd get much out of a basic presentation, but even he enjoyed it!

Stumptown had a nice atmosphere but we appreciated the beers at Third Street and HopMonk Tavern more. I think if we had to do it over, we would have picked the tour that included Lagunitas, although we'd already visited on our own a few times.

Apparently, this is a pretty recent service that started in 2011 and, according to our guide, the first beer tour company to start in the area. There are a ton of winery tours, so it's wonderful that someone jumped on this opportunity to start a beer tour because there are so many great breweries in the area.

If you are a visitor to this area -- or even Bay Area locals like us -- and want to get a taste of some good, local beers, then I highly recommend going on one of these tours!

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