Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Napa Brewery Tours
When most people think of the area north of San Francisco, including Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties, they think only of wine. In fact, these counties are also home to some of the country’s — and the world’s — best microbreweries. Executive Charters & Limousine offers beer enthusiasts the chance to experience some of the best breweries in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County. By limousine or chartered bus, you’ll be able to experience the breathtaking views of the area as you are transported from one destination to the next. During the tour, you and others are able to discuss all the incredible brews you’ve had a chance to sample.
One of the first things you’ll discover on these fun-filled brewery tours is the selection of beers varies considerably from one location to the next. For example, you may find a German brewery while you are in Napa Valley, or a brewery specializing in Belgian ales in Sonoma County. There are an amazing number of hidden gems in these areas that most people would otherwise overlook.
In Sonoma, you will find the Sonoma Springs Brewing Company, a location that makes German styled beers and California Ales that are expertly crafted.
In Santa Rosa, at the Russian River Brewing Company, you can experience California Ales along with both barrel aged and Belgian style ales. They are also the home of the brew named Pliny the Younger, named best beer in the world by Beer Advocate, making this one of the more desirable destinations to consider for your brewery tour.
Visiting the Sprengers Tap Room in Santa Rosa, you can experience 40 different beers and ales they have placed on their taps. For those on the tours with you who wish they could experience fine California wine, there is even a list of exclusive wines here.
Traveling through Sonoma County, Bear Republic Brewing Co. is likely to come up. This is a place that expertly crafts their beer and ages it to get the perfect flavor profile in each brew. You can even find seasonal flavors on tap.
Petaluma Hills Brewing Company features 8 unique brews to give you a sampling of some of the best brews from California. Each is expertly crafted and monitored to make certain you get a precise flavor in every frothy mug.
Hopmonk Tavern, with locations in Sonoma, Sebastopol, and Novato, is a 105-year-old tavern featuring a beer garden that is perfect for experiencing some of the best beer Sonoma County and Marin County has to offer.
What Should I Expect at a Beer Tasting?
During your brewery tours, you’ll explore the brewery for a few minutes before heading into the tasting rooms. This is a room where you will be able to sample some of the brews they have on tap. Each visitor can experience up to 48 ounces of beer in a tasting room over a 24-hour period according to California law. Of this, only 16 ounces may be high gravity beer and no more than 288 ounces of beer can be sold to a single person to take home from the brewery.
This is actually quite a bit of beer to enjoy. And with most tastings, you aren’t receiving a full 12 ounces per glass. What you will receive is a generous sample with the freshest flavor possible unlike anything you’ve ever had a chance to sample before. Since most of the breweries use the draft system for their tap, the beer will be dispensed in a manner that allows for the perfect head and flavor. You’ll even try some exclusive flavors that are only found at the brewery. No local bars in Sonoma County will ever see them, nor will they be bottled for selling in-store. Additionally, all beers are described in detail with a flavor profile so one can sip and sample as they attempt to pick up hints of all the ingredients.
What You Can Expect from Us on Your Brewery Tours
We are proud to offer the best brewery tours in Northern California. Our professional tour guide drivers will take you through Napa Valley, Santa Rosa and across Sonoma County to let you sample offerings from the top breweries in the area. We offer both group and private brewery tours to take you and your group through the best locations in the area and we’ll help you experience an adventure that will be unlike any other.
Each tour is custom designed so you and your friends have the experience you want while sampling the best crafted beers this area has to offer. For our private beer tours, we can help you customize a plan or you can give us a run down on what you want to experience and we’ll take care of the details.
Think of this as one of the most relaxing and breathtaking experiences you will have – while enjoying the best beer California has to offer. When you choose to work with us, we can also provide you with some insider information to help you pick the best breweries. We appreciate you being responsible by using our chartered bus or limo service, so we always make sure you have the best experience possible.
This is the most efficient way to experience all the breweries you want in the area as the drivers know the exact locations and the fastest route to reach each of them. That means less stress for you traveling around the area trying to figure out where you are going so you can spend more time relaxing and discussing the brews you tasted.
If you are ready to book your brewery tour, then call us today at 707-527-7771 or contact us online. We have an excellent understanding of the brews available in Santa Rosa, Napa Valley and all of Sonoma County, and we can make sure your experience will be unlike anything you will have working with anyone else.
I have used Executive Charters twice and both times were an excellent experience. One was a wine tasting limo tour to Healdsburg, and the other was an anniversary dinner ride. Drivers were friendly and helpful, and I felt the pricing for both trips were fair.