Chicago Craft Beer Brewery Guided Tour

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First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (conversational), Polish (fluent), English (fluent)

A fun tour that explores Chicago's ever-evolving craft beer culture

This tour will cover Chicago's craft beer history as well as Chicago's current craft beer boom. After a brief history lesson, we will check out several of my favorite craft breweries and sample their beers.

There are over 60 microbreweries, nanobreweries, and brewpubs to pick from. Several of my friends run these establishments, and we'll get to go visit them. You'll get a chance to chat with some of the brewers.


Once we learn a little about our beer history, I'll take you to several of my favorite breweries including MARZ Community Brewing, Illuminated Brew Works, Goose Island, and others. We can customize the breweries on our itinerary to suite your interests.

The tour will wrap up in Hyde Park where the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 fairgrounds once stood. It is relevant historically as beer and the brewer's arts and technology were featured in the Agricultural Building. Two independent Chicago brewers were represented during the fair, and they both won awards for their brews.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you in the lobby of your hotel or any other agreed upon location in Chicago.

End location: Drop off point is negotiable within Chicago boundaries

Duration: 4 hours

Traffic in Chicago is very heavy and may affect the duration of the tour.


Private vehicle
Mitsubishi Galant

What’s Included

Other: I will provide you with a personal guided tour of some of our finest local breweries. This includes private transportation.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 USD - This will cover food costs, beer costs, and any merchandise one may want to purchase.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and beverage costs and personal expenses are not included in the tour price.


Although I mostly work with smaller groups, I can accommodate larger groups. If you are interested in booking for a larger group, I can meet you and guide you in your vehicle.

Private tour guide Johanna

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