Half-Day Anchorage Craft Brewery Tour and Tastings 18 reviews
Anchorage, United States

  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Operates Monday - Saturday
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Make your way to the meeting point in downtown Anchorage in the afternoon and meet your tour “hoperator,” who will give you an informative overview of Alaska’s beer culture from a local's perspective before driving you to your first of three included tasting tours.

Get your taste buds ready for Alaska’s best brews as you visit pioneering breweries and and trendy tap rooms. In all, you'll visit 3 of the best breweries in Anchorage. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of Alaskan beers, the founding brewery fathers, and what makes Alaska’s beer culture stand out. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Anchorage’s dramatic skyline, with soaring mountains as the natural backdrop.

Stop into Anchorage’s oldest brewery and taste why it was medaled at the World Beer Cup. Enjoy the chef’s selection of appetizers as you taste the beers. Sip on some hoppy goodness at a newcomer to Alaska’s beer scene. Then finish at one of the fastest growing breweries in the state. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a good idea of what makes Alaskan beer great, and what makes Anchorage such an appealing city.
Activity Details
Explore 3 of Anchorage’s best off-the-beaten path breweries on this tasty guided tour. See beautiful downtown Anchorage en route to a mix of new and classic breweries. You can learn a lot about a place from its beer, and Alaska is certainly no exception, with a proud beer history and current thriving scene. Learn the inside scoop on the local beer culture and brewery history from your informative guide, meet locals and savor those delicious suds.
Departure & Return
Departure PointVisit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Departure Time2:30 PM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Minimum of 14 beer samples
  • Light appetizers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/Guide
  • Small Group Tour
  • 3 brewery visits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional tastings
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Closed toe shoes are required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • Guide/driver was helpful and courteous. All three breweries selected had excellent beers, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and interesting facilities. From geeking out on beer chemistry at one brewery to having staff at another poke fun at the person who "is too into chemistry" by claiming "I just make beer".

  • Brian was great! The trip was fun and knowledgeable. Great for those who want to learn the different types of beer, brewing process, history of the breweries you’re going too, and everyone is nice that you meet.

  • Was fun going to 3 different breweries, learning about their brewing process and tasting a variety of beers!!

  • From start to finish this was a fantastic trip, originally they thought they would have to cancel, but worked with us to keep it going given how much we had looked forward to it. Throughout the process they communicated in advance and so clearly. And given the experience, so glad it happened!

    The energy from the moment we met up with the bus was high and positive! She kept it fun and engaging. We did 3 breweries, each stop was ready for us when we got there and had someone designated to give us our tours and of course taste. The setup was perfect with the fuller presentation at the first brewery, extended tour and tasting...the second stop, still a tour but a bit shorter, tasting and some nibbles, and the last stop was a smaller shop with tastings! Throughout she stayed engaged and ensured all guests, even a non-drinker in the group, were taken care of. Truly a great team running this company delivering a very positive and fun event!

  • This was very well done with visit to three local breweries via nice van. Guide was knowledgeable and met brew masters at each. Backstage tour of the inner workings of the brewery with education on how beer is made. Highly recommended for an afternoon in anchorage.

  • This was the first tour of our 9 day trip. What a great introduction to the Alaska brewery scene and the many folks involved that take pride in their work. The host driver, and owner, of Big Swig Tours did everything in his power to make us feel at home with the industry and the people behind the scenes. This is a don't miss experience if you love craft beers. There was even a lady on our tour that didn't drink beer and she had a great time too. This tour is worth your money and time!

  • Tons of fun. Great tour. Highly recommend.

  • If you like a good beer this tour is for you. Brian from Big Swig Tours is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and his enthusiasm is infectious. The background tours of the 3 breweries was fascinating and the samples and snacks enjoyed immensely. Definately recommend this tour.

  • Fun and educational...great beers too!
    Would highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide was warm and answered all of our questions about Alaska and even helped me find a local Pilates studio that I was interested in trying!

  • we had a great time. Loved all the brewerys and the host was fantastic. got to see a lot of Anchorage with some history as well

  • Tour was great and beer was excellent. Bring food though to munch on because you get a good 12 beers

  • Bryan and Kevin were great hosts for an enlightening and tasty tour. Great way to learn and imbibe.

  • Great options, beer and entertainment. Great job!

  • Probably one of the most fun things we did in Anchorage! Whether you are a craft beer enthusiast or just someone interested in having a good time, Bryan supplies you with history of Anchorage, Craft beer history, and just a really great time.

  • What a great tour. Totally worth taking in.

  • Fun, interesting, knowledgeable tour guide/owner, great beers. Highly recommend!

  • Nice small group tour. Great tour guide, great breweries, great people, great beer.

  • very interesting tour

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