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“Bruce is the perfect guide”

Chicago Beer Experience
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Owner description: Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours offer walkable beer tasting and bar tours in Chicago! We have two neighborhood tours; one in Lakeview & Lincoln Park, and the other in Bucktown & Wicker Park. You'll taste several craft beers, learn about Chicago history from 1833 to the present, and even eat some bacon or a Chicago hot dog! Tours are led by a trained guide, who will weave Chicago history and beer together in a fun, informative way while visiting four establishments, some of which have been around since the days of Prohibition. Perfect for men and women ages 21 to 121, individuals and groups, from bachelor parties to corporate outings, we've got something for everyone.
Portland, Oregon
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“Bruce is the perfect guide”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This isn't just a beer tour, you get a history of the area, the evolution of beer and its history, plus a small food/pub tour. WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!!!! Would recommend to non drinkers, locals and tourist alike!

Visited March 2013
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“Locals and out-of-towners have a blast!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We're life long Chicago suburbanites who did this tour with a group that included a great mix of city, suburb and folks from as far as New York and Oklahoma City. Everyone had a great time learning beer history and trying several styles of beer. We also got to visit bars you may never otherwise go to. Jen, our guide, was phenomenal! She's an experienced guide who's smart, welcoming, funny, answered all our questions and even served us. You kinda fall in love with her and want to take her home with you. She's seriously that awesome!
We did the Lakeview/Lincoln Park tour (bacon pairings with beer, even better than you're imagining). So great for visitors and locals. We had a lot of fun sharing how great Chicago is with the out-of-towners and it was cool seeing how much the tour helped them see a great side of our city. We highly recommend it and are already planning to return for the Bucktown/Wicker Park tour. A great afternoon in Chicago!!

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“the highlight of our Chicago weekend!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I was impressed by the knowledge of Bruce, our tour guide. It was a perfect blend of Chicago history, development of the local beer industry, and well thought out tastings, pairings, and insightful commentary.

The tour was very well orchestrated. Even at the busier locations tables were reserved for us to be seated, and beer (and even bacon!) were prepared in anticipation of our arrival.

Would definitely go on this tour again, and am looking forward to trying the Wicker Park tour on our next visit!

A beer lover's must see.

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“We had an absolute blast!!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

I would highly recommend this to anyone who lives in Chicago or is visiting! It was just my boyfriend and I and there ended up being 8 of us total. The entire group was very fun! I enjoyed all the beer and loved the bacon and beer pairings! It was well worth the money because we really had an amazing time! We stayed downtown Chicago so it was a short train ride and was nice to experience some of the Lincoln park and Lakeview neighborhoods!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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“Great Experience!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I took the tour with my wife while on vacation with another couple. There was a total of 6 people on our tour, which felt like the right size. Our tour guide was Jen, and she was attentive and made the whole experience very enjoyable. As a homebrewer, I was delighted that a short introduction to how to brew beer was part of the tour. I think that this tour provides a great opportunity to see a few different types of Chicago pubs, experience 16 different kinds of beer learn a lot about beer history and have a great time. The beer paired with bacon was out of this world. I would recommend this tour to anyone that likes to try something different in Chicago.

Visited October 2012
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