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How It All Started

“I created Brewery Tours to provide exclusive and unique educational craft beer experiences designed to not only enjoy and celebrate craft beer but to explore and better understand this amazing scene.”

For three decades, Glenn J. Smith, the Founder of Brewery Tours, LLC, has been visiting and experiencing small, independent craft breweries all around the country. In 2017, he created Brewery Tours – the Ultimate Craft Beer Experience – and launched a walking tour of York City with its 7 craft breweries. 5 years later, Brewery Tours has expanded its craft beer experiences with a fleet of Brew Buses that traverse the amazing York County craft beer scene that features 32 independent, craft breweries, its Ales on the Rails series with historic railways in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and a charter and private experience options for groups, motor coaches, and more!

In the Fall of 2023, Brewery Tours was thrilled to announce the expansion of its craft beer experiences into the rich and diverse craft beer hot spot of Lancaster County, and most recently the launch of its first Brews Cruise – Sips on the Susquehanna on the Pride of the Susquehanna in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with additional expansions expansions on the way!

Brewery Tour’s craft beer experiences are nationally recognized, drawing guests from around the country who have rewarded us with a 5-Star Rating and named us one of the Best of the Best Local Tourist Attractions making us the No. 1 brewery tour company in Central Pennsylvania.

With today’s booming craft beer industry, Brewery Tours is at the forefront of providing exclusive, educational, and entertaining craft beer experiences. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, a novice, or someone who just wants to learn more about craft beer, Brewery Tours is for you. Come join us for the Ultimate Craft Beer Experience!

Miranda Markle
Miranda Markle
2023-02-13
Had a fun, relaxing yet educational time with Brewery Tours on the Northern Central Railway ride. Highly recommend any of their events!
Michael Nixon
Michael Nixon
2022-09-03
Glenn was great and informative. We enjoyed our time on the bus (and breweries) and hope to do the walking tour soon! Very knowledgeable and good breweries.
Sarah Shaw
Sarah Shaw
2022-07-30
My husband and I ended up being the only participants to sign up so we ended up having our own private tour. Corey was fun and knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend this tour to any beer lover!
brian roche
brian roche
2022-06-19
Great tour on the Northern Central Railway. Glenn did a great job of making sure I didn't feel my face by the end. 11/10 would go again.
Kristine Gulick
Kristine Gulick
2022-05-09
We had such a good time on the Hanover Trail- hopping on and off the Ale Trail Bus made it so easy to get around!
Barb Miller
Barb Miller
2022-01-17
This was an absolute blast!! I would highly recommend. The crew is very knowledgeable but keep it fun. Everyone in the group had a outstanding time. Well done Brewery Tours!
Tina Hartlaub
Tina Hartlaub
2022-01-16
A must do!! We had so much fun while enjoying great company and amazing local beer!!
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
2022-01-15
BT did an absolute great job today with the Ales on the Rails! The beers were great, but the company was awesome! This adventure was super fun and educational.
Joseph Canganelli
Joseph Canganelli
2021-11-28
I had a blast on the York County Ale Trail, with our tour guide, Corey!
Breanne Weeden
Breanne Weeden
2021-09-06
What a great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of York County brews! Glenn made the effort to call us ahead of time and let us know what to expect and make sure we knew where to meet him, and from the first moment we felt truly welcome in York. Over the course of our tour, he provided a wealth of knowledge about not just the breweries and beer in general but also the fascinating history of York - and some great conversation to boot! Glenn asked our beer preferences before we started, and he selected tastings accordingly. We enjoyed some of our favorites as well as a few surprises he thought - correctly - we might like. At the end of the tour, Glenn left us with a few great suggestions for continuing our exploration of York County breweries. We loved every minute of our tour and can't wait to return with friends!

Lauren Cox
Lauren Cox
2023-02-11
recommends
This was a first time doing the beer train, they guys are super friendly and very knowledgeable! Such a great experience and a good time to do something new for a date!
Kristy Lea Rohrman
Kristy Lea Rohrman
2023-01-28
recommends
David and I took the Brew Bus tour this afternoon with Glenn. It was absolutely wonderful! Glenn was full of knowledge, our group was fun, and the breweries were fantastic! I highly recommend this experience - we learned a lot and had a blast!
Shannon Julia
Shannon Julia
2022-02-20
recommends
Glenn was an amazing guide for our tour! We scheduled a charter tour for a birthday party and Glenn made sure it was everything we wanted it to be! Definitely recommend booking, especially if you have an interest in learning more about beer, cider, and the brewing process!
Denise Kroboth
Denise Kroboth
2022-02-12
recommends
Corey did a great job. very informative and funny.
Angie Sanders
Angie Sanders
2022-01-16
recommends
What a great day! Book your tour now. You will not regret it. My husband and I had the best day enjoying this event. ( Ales on the rails) We WILL be back!
Bob Kawi
Bob Kawi
2022-01-15
recommends
Ales on the Rails was an absolute hit! Great job BT and can't wait to come back to try new seasonal beers from new breweries!!!
Barbara Miller
Barbara Miller
2022-01-15
recommends
This is a must do! We had an excellent time, much better then anticipated. Can't wait to do another!
Rosini-Evans Angela
Rosini-Evans Angela
2022-01-15
recommends
Great time! Wonderful adventure on the Rails and ales trip!🍻
Brian Williams
Brian Williams
2021-10-30
recommends
Entertaining tour, Corey did an awesome job. Very knowlegable about York beers and York in general. Highly recommend.
Lori Rule Catlin
Lori Rule Catlin
2021-10-30
recommends
York County Ale Trail beer tour 🍺 so much fun!!! 2nd brewery. Our tour guide Corey is GREAT! Fun afternoon!!

Our Tours

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Walking Tours

Goin' on a Walk-a-Bout!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides for educational jaunts around historic York City and Lancaster City as we explore 3 independent, craft breweries, experience 12 different craft beers, explore behind-the-scenes access, and more!

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Bus Tours

Hop on the Brew Bus!

Leave the driving to us and hop on the Brew Bus with our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides as we take you deeper into the craft beer world to explore 3 independent, craft breweries, experience 12 different beers, explore behind-the-scenes access, and more, in style!

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Charter Tours

Get the Gang Together!

Charter a private, fully customizable craft beer experience for a memorable birthday, anniversary, employee appreciation or team-building event, bachelor or bachelorette party, or just get the friends and family together!

Guided craft beer tastings on a 3-hour train ride through the rolling hills of southern York County.

Ales on the Rails - Com'on Ride the Train!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides for a 3-hour train ride on historic railways in PA and MD with guided craft beer tastings in a souvenir tasting glass, snacks, and more! Themed experiences are held throughout the year such as our Taste of Winter, Sips & Shenanigans, Summer Blast, Oktoberfest, and more! Every Ales on the Rails is a unique experience. Join us for every one!

Sips on the Susquehanna - Permission to Come Aboard!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides as they depart Harrisburg, PA aboard the historic Pride of the Susquehanna for a 2-hour cruise, featuring guided craft beer tastings in a souvenir tasting glass, snacks, and more! Themed experiences are held May through October such as Let's Rock the Boat, All Hops on Deck, AARGHtoberfest! and more! Every Sips on the Susquehanna is a unique experience. Join us for every one!

Start Planning Your Beercation Today!

Add a discounted hotel room and maybe a restaurant or another area attraction from our Preferred Partners and make it Your Beercation!

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Walking Tours

Goin' on a Walk-a-Bout!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides for educational jaunts around historic York City and Lancaster City as we explore 3 independent, craft breweries, experience 12 different craft beers, explore behind-the-scenes access, and more!

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Charter Tours

Get the Gang Together!

Charter a private, fully customizable craft beer experience for a memorable birthday, anniversary, employee appreciation or team-building event, bachelor or bachelorette party, or just get the friends and family together!

Sips on the Susquehanna - Permission to Come Aboard!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides as they depart Harrisburg, PA aboard the historic Pride of the Susquehanna for a 2-hour cruise, featuring guided craft beer tastings in a souvenir tasting glass, snacks, and more! Themed experiences are held May through October such as Let's Rock the Boat, All Hops on Deck, AARGHtoberfest! and more! Every Sips on the Susquehanna is a unique experience. Join us for every one!

Our Tours

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience of Pennsylvania Bus Tours

Hop on the Brew Bus!

Leave the driving to us and hop on the Brew Bus with our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides as we take you deeper into the craft beer world to explore 3 independent, craft breweries, experience 12 different beers, explore behind-the-scenes access, and more, in style!

Guided craft beer tastings on a 3-hour train ride through the rolling hills of southern York County.

Ales on the Rails - Com'on Ride the Train!

Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides for a 3-hour train ride on historic railways in PA and MD with guided craft beer tastings in a souvenir tasting glass, snacks, and more! Themed experiences are held throughout the year such as our Taste of Winter, Sips & Shenanigans, Summer Blast, Oktoberfest, and more! Every Ales on the Rails is a unique experience. Join us for every one!

Start Planning Your Beercation Today!

Add a discounted hotel room and maybe a restaurant or another area attraction from our Preferred Partners and make it Your Beercation!

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Make this Father`s Day one to remember!
Give Dad the gift of a craft beer experience. Join our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides on our awesome Brew Bus for an exclusive, educational and entertaining tour of York County`s amazing craft beer scene.
Guests will visit 3 great craft breweries and enjoy a guided tasting of 12 different craft beers with behind-the-scenes access, local and historical anecdotes, and more. Unforgettable memories included!
Book NOW. Seats are limited.
www.UltimateCraftBeerExperience.com
Can`t make it on the bus? Get him a Gift Card for a future craft beer experience.
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Our knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides are waiting for you!
What is a Beer Guide you may ask? Well, our Beer Guides are the rare combination of wit and charming charisma, coupled with an extensive knowledge of beer and all its goodness, not to mention a whole lotta fun stuff.
Join them on an exclusive, educational and entertaining craft beer experience today!
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Our first Ales on the Rails: The Craft Beer Limited with the @westernmarylandscenic is in the books. It was epic!
You missed it? Don`t worry, we`re doing it again!
6/15 - Summer Blast!
7/20 - X-Mas in July!
8/17 - Mystery Run!?!
9/21 - Oktoberfest!
10/12 - Fall Fest!
Every run offers a unique experience with a special curated craft beer list. Join us for every one!
Go to: www.UltimateCraftBeerExperience.com for more information.
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How was your weekend?
Our exclusive, educational and entertaining craft beer experiences are waiting for you!
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