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Downtown San Diego Brewery Tour

BOOK YOUR BEER TOUR

Here’s what you get:

  • 6 Wheel Swiss Safari Transportation to 3 Craft Breweries (up to 12 passengers per PINZGAUER vehicle)
  • Free Pickup in the Downtown San Diego area
  • Ice Cold Cans of Craft Beer to drink on the road
  • Stops at 3 different San Diego Craft Breweries
  • 3-4 Craft Beer Tasters at each stop
  • “Behind the Scenes” Production Tour at 1 Brewery
  • Mouth Watering BBQ Meal from Phil’s BBQ
  • Authentic “Beer Geek” Tour Guide
  • Scavengers Souvenir 6oz Tasting Glass

Public Tour Prices: $89-$125 per person.
Actual price depends on tour date and group size. Contact us to book custom private or corporate tours.

Book Now/Pay Later: Enter your credit card info while booking and your card will not be charged until 5 days before the tour. Free Cancellation up to 5 days before your Beer Adventure.


Pickup Spot #1:

Old Town Coaster Station
4005 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110

MEETUP is on the corner of Congress St. and Taylor St.

FREE PARKING is on the corner of Taylor st and Pacific Highway

 


Pickup Spot #2:

Downtown Santa Fe Train Depot
1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

MEETUP is on the corner of Kettner and B Street
 

Additional Pickup Options

  • Downtown San Diego Hotel or Private Residence within 3 miles of Downtown (Groups of 6+)
  • Out of Area Pickup within 8 miles of Downtown. (Groups of 10+. Tour Director must approve. Additional fee may apply)

Brewery Options

(The tour guide will make final decision based on guests suggestions and other factors like travel distance and brewery hours of operation.)

  • Ballast Point Home Brew Mart
  • Coronado Brewing
  • Stone Company Store
  • Bitter Brothers
  • Bay City Brewing Co.
  • Fathom Craft Beer Bar
  • Belching Beaver
  • Karl Strauss
  • Culture
  • Mike Hess
  • Bolt Brewery
  • Iron Fist Tasting Room

BOOK YOUR BEER TOUR

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people can fit on a tour?
Each Pinzgauer can seat up to 12. If you have a group of 10+ we will reserve the entire vehicle for you, as long as no one else has already booked.
Can we drink beer in the Pinzgauer (Beer Safari Tour Vehicle)?
Yes! In fact, we typically serve around 1-2 beers or more to drink on the road.
How many breweries do we go to?
We stop at three breweries on the 4.5 hour tour, and two breweries on the 3 hour tour.
Which breweries do we go to?
During the booking process, you will be asked to suggest which breweries you would like to visit. A list of brewery options is located on our website, but if there is one you're looking to go to that you do not see on our list please let us know. We try our very best to visit the locations that are suggested, however, the final stops may vary due to operating hours, distance, group consensus, etc..
Can I schedule a tour that isn't listed on the website?
Yes! If you're interested in a specific date or time that isn't listed on our website please contact us and we'll do our best to schedule a custom tour.
Can I book a Private Tour?
Yes, however on Saturdays you must pay for at least 10 seats on the tour if you want the entire vehicle to yourself.
What if I have more than 12 guests?
Both Pinzgauers can be used on any day except for Saturdays and accommodate up to 24 people. If you have a group larger than 12 and are looking to book a Saturday tour please contact us.
How much beer do we get?
Each guest is usually given 3-4 tasting tickets to be redeemed at each stop. We will use our own Scavengers Souvenir Tasting Glasses at many of the stops which are a 6.5oz pour. We also provide 1-2 road beers on average to be consumed in transit in the Pinzgauer. Most tour guests do not use all their tickets. Unused tickets expire at the end of each visit.
Are there tasting fees or any other charges at each stop?
NO. Our tours are all-inclusive. The price paid upon booking is the final price. We do tip the beertenders at each stop, but if you feel they are doing an exceptional job you are more than welcome to tip them as well. The same applies to your tour guide at the end of the tour. (10-15% industry standard welcomed, if deserved)
Is a meal provided on the tour? When do we eat?
Yes, a "Phil's BBQ" or "That Boy Good BBQ" meal is included in the tour price and typically eaten at the second brewery stop. Phil's BBQ offers a choice of either a BBQ Beef Tri-Tip Sandwich or a Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Coleslaw & Onion Rings. That Boy Good offers a Brisket Sandwich w/Mac & Cheese or a Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Coleslaw. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. Please let your tour guide know if you have a specific food allergy.
Do I need to pay for my tour when I book it online?
We only require a 10% deposit upon booking. The remaining balance will be charged 5 days before the tour.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel up to 5 days before your tour date with no fee and your deposit refunded. Since full payment for the tour is required 5 days prior, any cancellations made within 5 days of the tour date are not eligible for full or partial refund.
Where can I be picked up for North County tours?
The default pickup location is the Carlsbad Village Train Station (2775 State St. Carlsbad, CA 92054). There is free parking and ride-share services nearby. We may also be able to pick you up at a local private residence or surrounding area hotel with groups of 6+.
Where can I be picked up for Downtown tours?
The default pickup location is the Old Town Transit Station (4005 Taylor St. San Diego, CA 92110). There is free parking and ride-share services nearby. We also offer pickup near the Santa Fe Train Depot at the corner of Kettner/B street. We may also be able to pick you up at a local private residence or surrounding area hotel with groups of 6+.
What about out of area pickups?
Because of the rare and vintage nature of our specialized vehicles we try to limit the mileage and wear and tear they undergo. That said, out of area pickups may be allowed for a fee on a case by case basis. Tour Director approval is required.
Will you wait for me if I'm running late?
If you have provided us with a contact number, we will try to call you at least a few minutes before we leave. Because we are dealing with so many different businesses and moving parts, though, we simply cannot leave any later than the departure time listed for each tour, which is the first time you see listed. We therefore strongly suggest that you arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Do I have to be 21 for a seat?
Yes! All ID's will be checked by the Scavengers staff, and there is a chance your ID will be checked at the locations we visit as well.