Oakland and Berkeley California Breweries - The Golden West Beer Tour

Beer, Craft Beer
Tour, Chauffeured Tours
Pick up, Tour guide
Adventure, Budget Friendly, City
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Brew W
Activity Overview
The Golden West Beer Tour | Visit Oakland and Berkeley Breweries

There's nothing better than a guided tour where you check out the best local breweries, drink amazing beers, meet great people and not have to worry about a thing!

Oakland was at one time one of the largest beer brewing cities in the country until Prohibition ended the city’s golden glow. But thanks to several microbrewers it is buzzing again. For the last few years Oakland and Berkeley have emerged as a craft beer goldmine and the location of some of the best breweries, brewpubs and beer bars in the Golden State.

On this brewery tour you can also listen to your favorite tunes and play games throughout the day! You will have plenty of time to taste a variety of amazing beers from Common Lagers to Sours and enjoy a quick bite if you choose.
Practical information
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring extra money for food and/or brewery merchandise.

All participants must be at least 21 years old.

Private tours are also available.
  • All of your beer tastings at each brewery
  • Safe and comfortable round-trip transportation for a maximum of 8 guests
  • Professional and friendly guide with beer knowledge
  • Visit a minimum of 3 breweries
  • A brewery facility tour at one stop
  • Gratuity for brewery staff
  • Complimentary on board snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
Not Included
  • Gratuity for the driver
8 maximum
Start Time
On Oct 29, 201711:30 AM
On Nov 5, 201711:30 AM
On Nov 18, 20173:30 PM
4 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
My friend wanted to celebrate his birthday going on a beer tour and while I'd never gone on one before, this one has definitely set the bar for any I go on in the future. Jean - the owner and our driver - was absolutely amazing. She did an excellent job of getting us to from brewery to brewery, but more than that she does such a wonderful job of engaging her tour group and tending to their every need. ... more She made sure we were all getting hydrated and facilitated the group conversation since we had also been paired up with another group. She definitely knows her beers as well and made some excellent recommendations - a clear sign that she enjoys what she does! I'm so glad to have gone on this trip and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great way to spend a few hours in good company and with good drink!
Overall Experience
AMAZING! Had the best time with Jean! Such great service and conversation. I would recommend this to anyone! Well worth the monies!
Overall Experience
I recently went on a tour with some family and friends, and it was great! Even though it was a rainy day, we all had so much fun. Jean was our driver, and she went above and beyond to take good care of us. The van was very nice, comfortable, and she provided snacks and water along the way. We traveled to three breweries for tastings at each one. I had so much fun trying different samples and learning ... more about the variety of brews. Each brewery was unique as Jean told us about it's history and what special brews each one had to offer. No worries about driving! We just relaxed, enjoyed the tastings and had fun together!
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A Winery visit to one of Sonoma Valley’s spectacular wine caves followed by a seated Wine and Cheese Tasting!

Sample your way through a working Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar production facility

A visit to a Napa Valley boutique chocolate shoppe for a chocolate tasting

Your tour outing will begin with a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge as we depart San Francisco and into Wine Country! Sit back and relax as we drive through the vine-covered hill-sides of the Sonoma Valley on our way to our first stop at one of Wine Country’s prized winery estates.

Upon arrival to Wine Country, we will start with a walk-through tour of one of Sonoma Valley’s few spectacular working wine caves! Next, make yourself comfortable as your expert wine host guides you through a seated wine and cheese tasting.

A lunch break will be in the historic Downtown Sonoma Square. Enjoy an eclectic variety of local dining and shopping options during your leisure lunch break and even explore the historic Mission San Francisco Solano and former military barracks for a little taste of “Old California”.

The next stop on your culinary journey through Wine Country, we make our way to visit with one of Sonoma Valley’s first-families of the Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar industry. Tour an active olive oil mill, and listen in as you learn about the history and production of the olive oil and aged balsamic vinegars. Your visit will be completed with a private tasting with the oil maker!

We finish off our voyage through Wine Country with a visit to a local favorite for chocolate! Listen in as your expert chocolate host walks you through a tasting of wine-infused truffles, beer and wine-flavored brittles, caramels, and other chocolate favorites as you experience traditional chocolate-making methods and its relationship with Wine Country. 

Experience all the best of California’s Wine Country with little taste of some of the regions favorite indulgences! 

Tasting fees are included in price for all 3 experiences!
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This event is suitable for office lunch or a retreat with your team, and you can invite our culinary team of experts to your office for your next meal and be trained.... more

Learn San Francisco History through food.
Enjoy a 30-45-minute interactive presentation to your office and learn San Francisco culinary history with our culinary guides. We will take you through the story about the innovation of dishes in San Francisco, with appetizer starters, an entree, and dessert. You will be able to eat and follow along as you hear their stories.
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Learn about the origin of spirits in your cocktails, their backstories and how to blend them. This is 45-minute mixology add-on where you either drink a flight of one spirit or shake cocktails with your group. OR

Learn about the ingredients in your dessert and how to prepare them. This is a 45-minute dessert making add-on where you eat and roll or stuff with your group.
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