private/group tour inquiry

We welcome private tours outside of our normal tour schedule. You can choose one of the public tours listed on our website or we can customize one for you. Tours are great for business outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family outings, and more! We can also assist with partners at local breweries and restaurants for tastings, food, and more.

Contact us at: info@brewingheritagetrail.org and let us know the date and time you are considering, along with the anticipated number of guests and any specific tour content or locations, such as taprooms, you’d like to visit.

Below is some general information about our private tours:

– Schedule/Duration: We can typically start the tour at any day or time you prefer and can either begin at the BHT Tour Center (1939 Race St.) or meet you at a location of your choosing in the neighborhood. Typically these tours are about 90-120 minutes, but we are flexible on the time depending on what you prefer.

– Content: All of our public tours are available as private tours and they typically include a visit to an 1850s underground lagering cellar, but if there are particular locations you’d like to visit, please let us know, otherwise we can curate the content for you. These are usually walking tours, but we can set up transportation for an additional fee or utilize the streetcar, which is free.

– Cost: The base fee is $300 and that covers 1-8 guests. Tours are $35 per person for each additional attendee, but we do give group discounts. For groups of 9-19, we offer 15% off ($29.75 each) or groups 20 or more we offer 20% off ($28 each). If you would like us to set up a pint or flight of beers at a local taproom before, during, or after the tour it is typically $5-11 per person depending on where we go and what you want to drink. However, if you would like to keep all food/beverages on a separate tab, we can set things up that way as well. For all private tours, we include a 10% gratuity for the guide and for groups of more than 20 we typically add a second guide, splitting the group in two.

– Timeline: We like to have most details and payments finalized two weeks before the tour date in order to schedule a guide and notify any taprooms we’re working with on the tour.

what our guest say about us

Christina HairChristina Hair
01:36 09 May 22
We did the "Over and Under the Rhine" Tour with Bill. Bill is awesome and so knowledgeable. He grew up in the town and the brewery industry. We plan to look Bill up again when we come back in Oct. for Blink festival.
Megan PorterMegan Porter
12:46 18 Apr 22
I bought tickets for a tour back in January but was late and missed it; however, Aaron (director) gave me credit for another tour which I highly appreciated. We - my father and I - went on the Cellars, Saloons & Streetcars Tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Aaron, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. If you're in Cincinnati looking for an interesting activity to do, then I highly recommend purchasing tickets to a tour!
Byron JohnsonByron Johnson
23:12 12 Apr 22
We tend to do a lot of tours when we travel and have done numerous beer and booze related tours over the years. The best compliment I can think of is that on this tour I learned several really interesting things. After thinking these tours were all the same this one threw me for a loop. The guide was really knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy the subject matter a lot.
Nicholas DidierNicholas Didier
01:17 19 Mar 22
Aaron our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend to take one of there multiple tours. We will be back!
joe Meimanjoe Meiman
13:38 21 Feb 22
I retired from 30 years in the National Park Service. I consider the NPS to be the standard for interpretation. Our guide, Aaron, is among the top three guides I’ve experienced. His knowledge of Cincinnati’s brewing history was expected, but Aaron’s enthusiasm and ability to describe these long-shuttered breweries in historic and modern context was outstanding. We will certainly return to experience other tours.
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