Tour de Beer

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Location: Greater Rochester Area




Prices shown in US dollars and are subject to applicable taxes and fees.

On our brewery tour you will sample locally crafted beer at four outstanding breweries in and around Rochester.

  • Ride in the comfort of our custom-outfitted bus while discovering some of Rochester's best locally crafted beer.
  • Enjoy up to four, 4-oz. beer samples at each of four breweries. What else needs to be said?
  • Avoid the lines, get VIP treatment, and go behind the scenes to learn about how these beverages are made.
  • If someone in your group doesn't like or want beer, there are other options (wine, cider) at most of our stops. Just let us know.
  • Staying at one of our downtown hotels? Inquire about pick up and drop off for true door-to-door service.
  • Relax. We will do the planning. Your job is to enjoy some locally crafted fun!

Meet in the parking lot across the street from Good Luck restaurant. Easy to find. Free parking.

Check our calendar for dates, times & availability.

No worries about the weather! You will travel in a climate controlled bus.

Restrooms are available during the experience.

Brewery tours are limited to no more than 14 guests to ensure a VIP experience.

Our guides are happy to hail a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or friend for you at the end of the tour.

Adults 21 years and over (the legal drinking age in New York) are permitted on the tour.

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

What to Expect

The Tour

We built this brewery tour with a true beer lover in mind.  We will meet in the parking lot kiddie corner from Good Luck restaurant where you will board our bus (which has been specially outfitted to securely transport growlers) and travel to the first of four breweries.  At each stop you will enjoy up to four, 4-oz. samples of beer to showcase different styles, tastes, and innovations.  You will also experience how these beverages are made with a behind the scenes tour at at least one of the breweries.  Specific breweries are not listed so we can chose the ones that will give our guests the most memorable experience on a particular day.  Breweries that may be included are:

  • Fairport Brewing Company
  • Fifth Frame Brewing
  • Genesee Brew House
  • Griffs Brewery
  • Iron Tug Brewing
  • K2 Brothers Brewing
  • Knucklehead Craft Brewing
  • Lock 32 Brewing Company
  • Stoneyard Brewing Company
  • Swiftwater Brewing Company
  • The Lost Borough Brewing Co.
  • Three Heads Brewing
  • Triphammer Bierworks

The Bus

You will be transported to each stop in the comfort of a specially outfitted, climate-controlled bus.

  • Popcorn, pretzels, chips, and bottled water are provided on the bus.
  • There is space to store growlers, bottles, and cans that you buy along the way.
  • A locked storage area is on board for personal belongings.

Where to Meet

The brewery tour will start on Anderson Street, in the parking lot kiddie corner from Good Luck restaurant. It is easy to find and parking is free. The lot is located on the southeast corner of Anderson Avenue and Carlton Street. Just look for the Portage Tours bus. Your guide will be waiting to welcome you aboard.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes.  Advance ticket purchase is required.  Most events sell out quickly.  To maximize your chances of getting the date and number of tickets you want, please book early.

We do not have a waiting list.  If a date is sold out, please email us and we may be able to add a tour for the day you desire.

You may wish to bring some cash or a credit card to buy the treasures you discover on the tour.  Our bus is custom fitted to hold growlers, crowlers, wine bottles, and has a secure area to store purchases.  Also, remember to bring your photo ID.  Other than that, you only need to bring a readiness to have fun, a willingness to explore, and a smile!

Yes.  Only adults who are of legal age to consume alcohol (21 years of age or older in NYS) are able to take our tours.  Guests should be prepared to show proof of age.

Most of our tour partners offer other beverage options, like wine, cider or soda.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"Great tour guides, eclectic selection of breweries, wonderful time with family and friends. Portage made it easy and fun! The snacks and water on the bus in between were a plus! Would definitely do it again!!!"

Melissa, 5 Star Facebook Review

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