HMS HOPS: Boat + Brewery: Craft Beer Tasting Afternoon

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Saturday 27 May 2017 and 10 other Saturdays
11:45 - 16:00
Tickets from £35
Bar Crawl, Boat Party, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Over 18s only.

Hop aboard Bristol Brewery Tours' private Bristol ferry for an unique afternoon of beer-tastings and tours.

Your afternoon will start with a craft beer tasting experience on board the fully licensed vessel for around half an hour before taking you to Moor Beer Co Taproom for tastings of their wonderful Bristol brewed beers.

After approximately an hour and at the Moor Beer Co, we'll then head across to Left Handed Giant's taproom for a tasting of their finest Bristol beers. Left Handed Giant Stop only available May-September.

For the final bit of the tour, the group will begin a guided walk down of around 30 minutes to the Beer Emporium for a special tasting session and opportunity to grab some food.

Plus 15% off food at Beer Emporium and 10% off drinks for the rest of the evening.

An unbeatable insight on to Bristol's brewery scene.

Meet at Grain Barge, Bristol where your guide will be waiting for you.

A few more details

This tour is a leisurely afternoon stroll however does require some walking so be prepared and also remember to bring a brolly if it's raining. We expect all people to drink and behave responsibly so as to ensure that everyone enjoys the experience. This is an informative introduction to beer brewing and tasting rather than a p*** up in a brewery! The tour does not allow fancy dress. Large groups are welcome but must be prepared to behave so that it doesn't affect the enjoyment of others on the tour.

Over 18s only. Valid ID required. Tastings are included with the ticket, however you may wish to purchase extra at the brewery taproom. Food not included in ticket price. Experience lasts approximately 3 to 4 hours.

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Meet outside Grain Barge
Mardyke Wharf Hotwell Rd, Bristol, BS8 4RU


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We are launching our Bristol tours after running tours in London since September 2014

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Excellent tour/ nice people/ very informativ/ best beer in town (so far) :) Johannes visited Meet outside Grain Barge on 29 Apr 2017
03 May 2017 by

Really great event. Brill host and ace beers Naomi visited Meet outside Grain Barge on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by

Unorganised, guides showed little interest and had little knowledge about beers, price was far too expensive for what was essentially a pub crawl, the boat aspect only taking 20 minutes. Wouldn't recommend. Dean visited Meet outside Grain Barge on 25 Jun 2016

Reply from HMS HOPS: Boat + Brewery: Craft Beer Tasting Afternoon

I'm sorry that you had a bad experience on what was only our 2nd tour. We will work to improve things and have added an extra brewery to the event plus given extra training to our new tour guides so that they can provide extra knowledge to our guests. Please feel free to email us to come back again and try out the tour without charge on another occasion.
28 Jun 2016 by

Had a great afternoon on the ferry tour. Thought it was great value for money given that we had beers on the boat from Crane, then amazing beers at Moor. I understand that the tour at Moor couldn't go ahead that day but the guides were really good and made up for it with extra drinks at Beer Emporium. Definitely worth checking out if heading to Bristol.

Reply from HMS HOPS: Boat + Brewery: Craft Beer Tasting Afternoon

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for your reply. I'm glad to hear you had a great time especially after we did have a few issues at Moor Brewery on the day. I'm glad that you still enjoyed the trip and hope you can join us again on another event.
01 Jun 2016 by

We weren't given any info about any of the breweries or the beers we were tasting. We didn't get a tour of the Moor Brewery. And the walking tour was just us walking to the Beer Emporium. We were only allowed cask at the Beer Emporium (I understand keg beers can be more expensive), but I think I had just under 5 pints for £30 - at £6/pint I essentially had an expensive pub crawl.

Reply from HMS HOPS: Boat + Brewery: Craft Beer Tasting Afternoon

I'm sorry on this occasion that there were issues with the tour at Moor Brewery. Keg has now been added at Beer Emporium and extra training has been provided to our guides.
23 May 2016 by

A great afternoon out. Tasty beer and a walk around the city. Highly recommend for any visitor to Bristol - or for locals who want to supports thier craft beer scene! Elizabeth visited Meet outside Grain Barge on 30 Apr 2016
02 May 2016 by

A fun day out! We really enjoyed the trip which included a boat ride and a behind the scenes looks at a microbrewery. All accompanied with tasty beers and friendly guides. Thanks for a good day!
10 Apr 2016 by

We had a really fun afternoon on the Bristol beer tour. All-in-all, a great excuse to get out and about, to meet like-minded people, and to sink a few beers. Happy days! James visited Meet outside Grain Barge on 19 Mar 2016
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