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Itinerary
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.
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Overview
Get the inside scoop on Anchorage’s beer culture and brewery history on this 3.5-hour tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around the city to sample six tasty offerings at three venues, including two classic breweries and one iconic bar stop 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.
Highlights
  • A 3.5-hour guided tasting tour of Anchorage’s best breweries
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must do tour while in Anchorage!

As a beer lover, this was an awesome tour that explored 3 completely different kinds of breweries. Our guide was awesome and really engaged with us throughout the tour. If your looking for something to do in Anchorage, this is definitely one of those things!

1  Thank Neale K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best beer tour of my life

If you are thinking about doing this tour, just do it. Bryan is absolutely amazing. He kept us safe and entertained on the bus. It was cool getting to know all of the people on the tour over some beer. There was a mixture of...More

1  Thank mustloveNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Getting to know the Anchorage Craft Beer scene

Saw this tour online, the reviews were great so we decided to book it since we had some free time in Anchorage. We were on a pretty tight tour schedule so we had little time to get out by ourselves and check out the town...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Great brewery tour and great host!

This was well worth our time, ~4-hrs in the afternoon. Bryan is well organized and very knowledgeable about the Anchorage area . . . and BEER! He has a very modern and comfortable van and is a good driver. Bryan is the owner/operator of this...More

1  Thank Mitts013
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile
Worth it!

We always enjoy the food and beer tours the most. You meet terrific people, learn the why about their beers and the business, and taste what they have to offer. Lots of fun to be had and Bryan is a great tour guide.

1  Thank Kyle023
Bryan C, Owner at Big Swig Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hey Kyle, thanks for the nice review. It was a blast to spend the afternoon with your wife and mom!

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