I stole this idea from one of my friends because it’s probably the greatest idea in the world if you love beer (especially craft beer) and baseball. When I ran into my friend Joe very randomly at Camden Yards he told me that his friends and him not only visit ballparks every year, but they make sure to hit up the local breweries as well. I think that’s an awesome spin on visiting all 30 MLB parks, so I compiled a list of some local breweries in every city, which I will split up into six posts. What makes this list even better is some of the brewery tours are free and have samples at the end. Sure beats paying $6+ for a beer at the ballpark! ;)
5 Season Brewing Three locations and events every night!
Wrecking Bar Brew Pub Tours are every Saturday at 4:30 pm.
Sweet Water Brewing Company Tours are every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Saturdays from 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm, and starting June 2, Sundays 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. Tours are free, but $10 gets you a souvenir glass, with 6 sample tickets
Monday Night Brewing Tours and beer tastings every Monday and Thursday 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm and Saturday 2 pm- 4 pm. Tours are $10 and include souvenir pint glass and 4 complimentary 8 oz tastings. Bring a necktie to donate to the Wall of Ties and receive $1 off admission.
Red Brick Brewing Tours are available Wednesday-Sunday and tastings are available Wednesday-Friday 5 pm- 8 pm, Saturdays 10:45 am and 2 pm, and Sundays at 1 pm.
Wynwood Brewing *currently under construction
New York City
Blue Point Brewing Company Tours are available on Saturday at 1 pm and 4pm. They’re free except for groups of 15+.
The Bronx Brewery Construction for the new brewery just started, so check the site for updates.
Brooklyn Brewery Tours are available reservation only Monday- Thursday 5 pm for $8 and free tours are available on Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No reservation required or accepted on Sunday. Friday and Saturday are special event days with 5 beer tokens for $20.
Heartland Brewery Tours are available by request only.
Yards Brewing Company Free brewery tours every Saturday and Sunday between noon- 4 pm.
Dock Street Brewing Company Tours available by emailing the brewery.
Philadelphia Brewing Co. Tours are available Saturdays from 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm.
Three Stars Brewery Tours are Saturdays at 2 pm and 3 pm.
A few breweries just outside the city in Maryland and Virginia can be found here.
Have a favorite brewery I forgot? Feel free to share!