Trolley Brewery Tours
Old Town Trolley Station
4005 Taylor St
San Diego, California
Finally San Diego has a brewery tour featuring our public transportation system, the San Diego Trolley. Who says you need a car to get anywhere in San Diego? Let BeerNerdz escort you to some of San Diego’s amazing breweries all minutes away from trolley stops.
Tours include stops at 3 breweries, a tour at one of them, lunch and of course a sampling of San Diego’s amazing craft beer.
Meet at the Old Town trolley station to begin tour. One stop away and a short walk we begin at Ballast Points Home Brew Mart. Ballast Points original location. This location is where Ballast Point brews their specialty beer. Sample among 10 specialty seasonal beers plus their year round selection. 4 samples will be provided so choose wisely!
After sampling Ballast Points award winning beer we’re back on the trolley and head downtown to Beer Co., where they have 8 beers brewed on site. You’ll enjoy 4 of their refreshing beers in a swanky private loft. Lunch will be served. Pizza, sliders, and other bites will be provided for your enjoyment.
As our bellies our replenished and ready to sample some more award winning beer our last stop takes us to the new Mission Brewery right next to Petco Park. All 5 beers they brew will be available in their new warehouse sized brewery.
Trolley Brewery Tour ($50) - Enjoy an afternoon of fantastic beer, food and fun all for only $50/person. Includes trolley ticket, 12 4 oz sampling of San Diego craft beer, brewery tour, lunch and a wonderful guide who enjoys exposing locals and tourist to new experiences.
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How long will the tour last?
Most tours run about 3 to 3.5 hours.
How far will I walk?
The tour total walking distance is just under one mile. 70% of the walking is done after the first stop. No hills just flat ground.
When are tours offered?
Tours are offered Friday and Saturday afternoon. Check the website for starting times.
Does the cost of the tour include a
A tip is not included in the price. Most guests tip 15-20% depending on their experience.
I am under 21, can I come?
Unfortunately you won’t be able to enjoy the main focus of the tour. You can enter all of the tour stop locations but will have to provide ID to each establishment to be served alcohol.
I am over 21, but lost my ID. Can I
As stated above you’ll have to provide an ID, regardless of age, to the establishments to taste their beer. In order for some of these breweries to serve alcohol they can only serve one taste per person do to their liquor license and need a valid ID to track each person’s consumption.
Can I purchase more beer if I have a
Purchasing more drinks is entirely up to the individual. Drinking responsibly and enjoying the nuances of each brewery and style is the goal of the tour.
I left my car in Old Town. How do I get
After the last stop the tour guide will give you a few choices for continuing on. You’ll be close to downtown so if you choose to continue the evening and enjoy the many restaurants and bars downtown has to offer you can either walk or jump back on the trolley, your ticket is good all day, and choose a stop downtown (your tour guide always has recommendations based on what you’re looking for, or contact BeerNerdz before hand for some ideas). Otherwise the tour guide will make sure you get on the right trolley going to Old Town and may possibly escort you back. Either way we’ll make sure we get you to where you need to go.
I am from out of town and staying
downtown. How do I get to Old Town?
You can buy a trolley pass before hand (we’ll reimburse you for the ticket) and take the trolley to the Old Town stop.
I am a local and have a group going. Do
you offer any transportation?
Yes. BeerNerdz has teamed up with a local transportation company that will pick your group up at one location and pick you up at a pre-determined location and time and take you back. Cost is based on where your group is picked up and dropped off. Based on availability.
Does BeerNerdz offer private tours?
Of course. We can tailor a brewery tour to fit your needs. Contact BeerNerdz to discuss alternative options.
We’re so close to Petco Park, are
ballpark tours offered?
Contact BeerNerdz if you’re interested in touring beautiful Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. We’ll do our best to make that happen.