The Double Boilermaker

Duration: Approximately 3 Hours

Location: Greater Rochester Area


$79

Non-drinker

$59

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

This tour explores Rochester's local distilleries and best craft breweries. Shots and beers - - our version of a Boilermaker, but more fun.

  • Ride in the comfort of our customized bus as you visit Rochester's two distilleries and two outstanding local breweries.
  • You will sample a flight of distilled spirits at each distillery, and enjoy four, 4-ounce beer samples at each brewery.
  • 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.
  • Relax. We will do the planning. Your job is to enjoy some locally crafted fun!
  • Staying at one of our downtown hotels? Inquire about pick up and drop off for true door-to-door service.

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.

Tours are limited to 14 guests so we can provide 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

Known as a Citywide Special in Philadelphia, and a Two-step in Texas, a Boilermaker is a shot and a beer.  Our tour is a double Boilermaker because we do it twice.  The first stop is Black Button Distillery, Rochester’s first distillery since prohibition, where you will enjoy samples of their finest libations.  Next, you will visit a craft brewery for a flight of four, 4 ounce beers.  Your third stop is Iron Smoke Distillery, Rochester’s newest distillery, where you will savor another round of delectable spirits.  Your last visit will be to another outstanding local brewery for a flight of four, 4 ounce beers.  Shots followed by beers, done twice, for a double Boilermaker.  Not only do you get to experience these fine beverages, but you get to do it where they are actually made.  A real treat!

We have not specified the breweries 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
  • K2 Brothers Brewing
  • Knucklehead Craft Brewing
  • Stoneyard Brewing Company
  • Swiftwater Brewing Company
  • The Lost Borough Brewing Co.
  • Three Heads Brewing
  • Triphammer Bierworks

The Bus

Not only are the stops fun, but the ride is too.  Our bus is specially outfitted to foster comradery among our guests and to ensure their comfort.

  • 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 Double Boilermaker 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.

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.

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!

We absolutely do!  We can custom curate an event for most any occasion – – family reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, out of town guests, corporate functions, bachelor and bachelorette parties.  Just contact us.

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