Half-Day Anchorage Craft Brewery Tour and Tastings

Anchorage, United States

From $169.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the inside scoop on Anchorage’s beer culture and brewery history on this half-day tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around the city to sample six tasty offerings at three venues, including three classic breweries that you are sure to enjoy. Pair the hoppy happiness with light snacks, chat it up with locals and take with you a renewed perspective on Anchorage’s stand-out beer scene.
  • Savor delicious craft beer from three of Anchorage’s top breweries
  • Learn about the history of Alaska’s vibrant brewery culture from your guide
  • Enjoy a variety of appetizers with your beer at one brewery
  • Explore downtown Anchorage on foot and check out the dramatic skyline

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center
    546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

    All pickups are from the the downtown visitor center (log cabin) at the corner of 4th and F St.

Start time

02:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Featured review
This was the best brewery tour we’ve ever attended. The brewer did an amazing job presenting the information and explaining the differences between beers. Also, EVERY beer we tried on the tour tasted great. Our guide, Bryan, made great suggestions for us to try and everyone loved them.


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Awesome Beer Tour!
Samantha_S, May 2023
Truly a wonderful experience! Bryan was an awesome tour guide and provided 3 great breweries to tour. Each place had different but unique beers to try. All of the brewers working at the sites were so knowledgeable and certainly kept it lively. You definitely will not be thirsty on this beer tour! 10/10 recommend
Fun afternoon!
Linda_C, May 2023
This was a great tour! Brian picked interesting, fun breweries which were all a little different. The beer was great at all of our stops, and he had lots of great insight on the local micro brew industry and Anchorage in general. If you like beer, this is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon - highly recommend!
Absolutely worth it
Tyler_S, Apr 2023
This was the best brewery tour we’ve ever attended. The brewer did an amazing job presenting the information and explaining the differences between beers. Also, EVERY beer we tried on the tour tasted great. Our guide, Bryan, made great suggestions for us to try and everyone loved them.
If you love beer, you'll love this tour
John_R, Dec 2022
Bryan led our tour and took us to three breweries in the greater Anchorage area. Bryan has a unique passion for beer, and I learned a few things that I didn't know. At our first stop we sampled beers and climbed-up onto the brewing deck with the brew master to learn about their beer making process. I've taken many brewery tours in my days, in many countries, but this one was more personal and because the brew master was passionate it made for a great experience. At our third stop we sat down with the brewery owner and learned what it's like to start up and run your own commercial brewery; what a fantastic experience. At each stop along the way, in-between the beer flights that we selected, Bryan would add additional selections that he thought were unique to each of the three breweries. Another interesting aspect of this tour was Bryan's knowledge of the beers being brewed at each brewery. For example, we'd be sitting there sampling our beers and the subject of our favorite type of wine or whiskey or fruit would come up and Bryan would disappear and come back with a bottle of beer that he thought we might like based on our wine or whiskey preference-and they turned out to be quite good choices. I'd recommend this tour to my family and friends, and to you, the person reading this review right now.
Very relaxing if you know what I mean
Nancy_R, Aug 2022
Enjoyed the variety of beers and the three different brewers I would recommend it to all friends and family.
We enjoyed the tour very...
Larisa_R, Aug 2022
We enjoyed the tour very much, impressed by variety of types of beer out there we were even not aware about. Thumbs up to Brian!
Great time!
Lisa_P, Jul 2022
We loved the tour. It was very well organized, and we got to sample a lot of really tasty beer and snacks. The group we were with was a lot of fun, great time all around. The price seems very fair for the amount of beers we got to sample, the brewery tours and the charcuterie board that is provided.
Can’t miss this!
Lucia_R, Mar 2022
10/10 would recommend to those who are looking for a cool local experience. Breweries we went to are great, but it’s the people that make it fantastic. Bryan, our guide, is knowledgeable, friendly, and made us feel like we knew him for ages.
Highly recommended for all beer enthusiasts
kumari_S, Dec 2021
Awesome tour for all beer enthusiast.. strongly recommended. Host has passion for beer craft and he explains it and recommend you beer based on your preferences. This was highlight of my Anchorage trip .
Great Introduction To Alaskan Craft Brewing
James_W, Sep 2021
Started with a group of strangers, finished with a group of good friends and a lot of new appreciation of the Anchorage brewing industry. Our guide was a very knowledgeable 18-year veteran of the local brewing industry and knew the owners and staff of the breweries visited. Recommended.
Enjoyable experience
Brandon_B, Sep 2021
Enjoyed the explanations of how beer is brewed, from how the barley malts are harvested to how important it is to put the raw ingredients together just right for the brewing process. The staff and tour guide were so kind and amazing. I felt happy throughout my trip experience.
Do it!
Rebecca_J, Aug 2021
We loved the tour! It was very informative. The guide did an awesome job. The beer samples and food were plentiful and really good.
Sarah_R, Aug 2021
Brian was a knowledgeable guide, every brewery was gracious and exuded passion for what they do. You can tell that the brewery world is a tight knit community. Would recommend to all!
Very fun way to spend an afternoon in Anchorage...highly recommend!
Raymond_N, Jul 2021
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".
Tasty tour
Cory_L, Jul 2021
Brian was a great guide and each brewery was welcoming. The beers were tasty and the other people on our tour a riot. Definitely recommend this tour.
Worth it!
Leah_R, Jun 2021
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.
lovely Darks! :))
Menka_S, May 2021
Was fun going to 3 different breweries, learning about their brewing process and tasting a variety of beers!!
One of our Highlights of our Trip
Cheryll_L, Aug 2019
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!
Well done brewery tour
Jason_H, Jun 2019
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.
Fun first day
Stephanie_B, Aug 2018
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!
If you like a good beer this tour is...
Ross H, Jul 2018
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.
Big Swig is a must!
Lee_K, Jul 2018
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...
Nathan B, Aug 2017
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...
Rita V, Aug 2017
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...
Bryan S, Aug 2017
Bryan and Kevin were great hosts for an enlightening and tasty tour. Great way to learn and imbibe.
Great options, beer and...
Louise F, Aug 2016
Great options, beer and entertainment. Great job!
Probably one of the most fun things...
Chilan L, Jul 2016
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.
Fun, interesting, knowledgeable tour...
Anita Z, Jun 2016
Fun, interesting, knowledgeable tour guide/owner, great beers. Highly recommend!
Nice small group tour. Great tour...
Ronald P, Mar 2016
Nice small group tour. Great tour guide, great breweries, great people, great beer.

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