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Detroit Beer History Walking Tour

Detroit, United States

Experience hosted by Stephen

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Detroit Beer History Walking Tour
You will go on a walk around the Eastern Market area of Detroit to visit 6 old brewery sites. You learn about the pre & post-prohibition breweries that once thrived in Eastern Market. I will share historic pictures of what the area breweries looked like during their peak. All tour guests enjoy an included pint of beer on-site or to-go at Eastern Market Brewing at the end of the tour. This walking tour is based on the book "Detroit Beer - A History of Brewing in the Motor City." Written by Stephen Johnson, the owner of Motor City Brew Tours and your tour guide for the walking tour. Mask are required for this tour.

Other things to note
Wear comfortable clothing suited for the weather conditions. We will walk 1.7 miles in total.
Detroit Beer History Walking Tour
You will go on a walk around the Eastern Market area of Detroit to visit 6 old brewery sites. You learn about the pre & post-prohibition breweries that once thrived in Eastern Market. I will share historic pictures of what the area breweries looked like during their peak. All tour guests enjoy an included pint of beer on-site or to-go at Eastern Market Brewing at the end of the tour. This walking tour is bas…

What's included

  • Drinks
    1 pint of beer on site or to-go at Eastern Market Brewing Company

Meet your host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
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I'm the owner and operator of Motor City Brew Tours. I provide bus, walk, boat and bicycle tours in downtown and metro Detroit. I take you to places that make beer, hard cider and mead. I share the history of the city and the craft beverage industry along the way. Since 2009, I have taken more than 25,000 people on tours. I am the author of the book Detroit Beer - A History of Brewing in the Motor City. I produce a monthly podcast called Beer Tour Guy that interviews folks in the craft beverage industry. I love to share stories and entertain folks over a couple of drinks!
I'm the owner and operator of Motor City Brew Tours. I provide bus, walk, boat and bicycle tours in downtown and metro Detroit. I take you to places that make beer, hard cider and mead. I share the history of the city and the craft beverage industry along the way. Since 2009, I have taken more than 25,000 people on tours. I am the author of the book Detroit Beer - A History of Brewing in the Motor City. I produce a monthly podcast called Beer Tour Guy that interviews folks in the craft beverage…
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Where you'll be

We walk from Easter Marketing Brewing Co in the Eastern Market area of Downtown Detroit. Visit Historic brewery sites and learn about their history including: Stroh, Goebel, Schmidt, E&B and Detroit Brewing Company. Enjoy a beer at Eastern Market Brewing Company at the conclusion of the tour.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Danny
May 2021
Stephen did a great job telling the story and history of beer in Eastern Market and throughout Detroit. The Eastern Market area makes for a beautiful place for a walking tour with all the murals and excitement of the market. I learned so much about the history of beer in the motor city!
Stephen did a great job telling the story and history of beer in Eastern Market and throughout Detroit. The Eastern Market area makes for a beautiful place for a walking tour with…
Marjolein
July 2019
Stephen is an expert about the history of brewing in Detroit. We had a small group (only 2) and therefor it was easy to talk and ask questions. Stephen knows a lot more about the city and was eager to answer all our questions. After the tour we had a beer and there was more time to chat. I really got the feeling that connected and I had a great time.
Stephen is an expert about the history of brewing in Detroit. We had a small group (only 2) and therefor it was easy to talk and ask questions. Stephen knows a lot more about the c…
Frank
July 2019
We had an excellent experience with the Eastern Market Beer Tour. Stephen could tell us a lot about the history and present time. What made it really unique for us was that Stephen could combine some of his other knowledge of Detroit with this tour. After the tour we had some more time for a conversation with a couple of beers.
We had an excellent experience with the Eastern Market Beer Tour. Stephen could tell us a lot about the history and present time. What made it really unique for us was that Stephen…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes for 1.7 miles of walking. Bottle of water. Bring a mask.