Celebrate Craft Beer in Pittsburgh by Exploring Its Breweries

Join a pre-scheduled public tour that is open to all beer lovers or contact us to schedule a private tour for you and the lucky people in your life - it's more affordable than you expect.

Join a Pittsburgh Brewery Tour

Brewery tours launch from a central meeting point and visit 3 breweries in Greater Pittsburgh. Beer from each brewery is included. Tour participants can choose from a sampler flight of several beers at each stop. The tour takes about 3 hours and concludes at a local tavern where you find some food or continue your evening.

What's included in a craft beer tour?

  • About 3 pints worth of samples
  • Fun facts about Pittsburgh and its beer
  • VIP treatment from the guide and breweries
  • Typically a behind-the-scenes brewery tour at one or more stops
  • Water and popcorn on the bus
  • A cooler to store growlers you buy along the way
  • Unique exposure to the emerging beer scene

How long are the tours?

Tours are about 3 hours, give or take 30 minutes for our city's infamous traffic. And sunshine. Tours tend to move a little slower when there is sun to be enjoyed on breweries' patios. Tours visit 3 breweries in 3 hours.

Which breweries do tours visit?

We partner with 9 local breweries to provide memorable experiences. Most public tours have a schedule on the individual tour page, but might switch it based on brewery availability, baseball games, traffic, weather and, honestly, preference. We want to make sure that each tour has a great line up.

Which types of tours are available?

Public tours are open to all beer lovers who are 21 years of age or older, which is the legal drinking age in Pennsylvania. The tour rotation changes from day to day to keep things interesting so please check the event listing for details. Most beer tours cost $59 and non-drinkers can tag along for $35. Tag-alongs must also be 21 years of age or older.

Is BYOB allowed?

Tours include plenty of samples so please no BYOB on public or private tours. This is a rule for several reasons. First, this is a celebration of local beer, not a booze cruise. We don't mean to sound snooty, but we want to set expectations. Second, lots of passengers don't finish their beer or ask for half pours at the last stop. You can always pick up an extra pint or fill a growler along the way!

Is this a local tour company?

Heck yes! The company is owned by proud Pittsburghers. The tours are given by proud Pittsburghers. Porter Tours is also heavily invested in the community, providing cash and in-kind donations to local charities and breweries. We love this city so it should be no surprise that we invest in it.

Private events can also be arranged. Please visit this page for more info.

Tour Testimonial

"The brewery tour was a great way to meet Pittsburgh and explore parts of the city and culture that visitors don't normally see. We experienced more in 3 hours than we did on our previous trips to Pittsburgh combined."

Michael
Des Moines, IA

Sample Itinerary

1:00pm - Board and go!
1:15pm - Arrive at 1st brewery
1:55pm - Leave brewery
2:10pm - Arrive at 2nd brewery
2:50pm - Leave brewery + photo stop
3:05pm - Arrive at 3rd brewery
3:45pm - "Last call!"
4:00ish - Return to start + continue your evening