History and Hops Beer & Cider Tour

What to Expect on the Tour

You’ll experience Old Town Winchester with a new eye on this tour. Explore the significance of buildings you’ve walked by before, hear about the men and women that made Winchester come to life, and sample beer and cider from the newest breweries along the way.

We’ll make sure you have fun with interesting historical facts, pointing out the best architecture, and telling you the stories behind the brewers and the beer/cider. All of the food and beer/cider is included in the tour price!

 

Explore 4-5 Unique Stops

Winchester’s eclectic collection of restaurants has been accented recently by locally owned breweries popping up in town. This tour will take you on a taste sensation through samples and stories about how they got started and what you can expect as they grow. Here are a few we might pop into on your tour:

Winchester Brew Works
Escutcheon Brewing Co.
Alesatian Brewing Company
Broken Window Brewing Company
Kindred Pointe
Piccadilly Public House
The German Table

 

    positive review  Our hosts were great and knowledgeable about Winchester's history and the types of beers we were drinking. The beer was plentiful! It was great to have places to eat in between even thought I couldn't eat another bite, I could've gone for another plum tart beer. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon. -Cathy

    Kitkatja Astrid Brahms Avatar Kitkatja Astrid Brahms
    July 16, 2019

    positive review  As others have said, Misty and Anthony are the engaging hosts who toured us through downtown Winchester. Although I live in the area, I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious restaurants we sampled. We got to meet the restaurant owners who were so excited to have our tour visit them. The historical tidbits have me seeing Winchester in a whole new perspective. This is a great activity for locals and tourists alike!

    Linda Bogart Avatar Linda Bogart
    October 31, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children attend the beer tour?
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to be on the beer tour.
Where does the tour meet?
Exact location will be provided on your tickets.
Do tickets have to be purchased in advance?
Yes – we need to let our breweries and restaurants know how many tour guests to expect so tickets must be purchased at least 4 hours in advance.
How much walking is involved?
We stay within two blocks of the Old Town Walking Mall. Total walking is about a mile as we traverse the mall.
Tour Conduct
  • Participants may reschedule their tour for a new date with 7-days’ advanced notice. There are no refunds.
  • Participants are expected to behave respectfully to others including, but not limited to guides, other tour participants, members of the public, and towards the property of others, including but not limited to shared facilities and public environment.
  • Participants are expected to obey all local, federal, and Commonwealth of Virginia laws. Violations of any law is grounds for dismissal from the tour without a refund.
  • Drunk and/or Disorderly Conduct is grounds for dismissal from the tour without a refund.
  • Taste Winchester History reserves the right to stop a tour if participants violate the Code of Conduct. No refund will be given, and the participants must pay the full compensation for any damages that might have been caused.
  • This Code of Conduct is outlined as such and serves as a guideline for all Taste Winchester History participants to follow. We want all participants to have a fun and interesting time and enjoy what Winchester, Virginia has to offer. Your cooperation and patronage are appreciated.
What should I wear?
We will be indoors for most of the tour but will be walking outside to get to the next destination and for quick historical and architectural stops, so please wear clothes appropriate for the weather, and bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast.
Is this tour good for local Winchester residents?
Absolutely! We tend to find that the closer we live to something the less we explore! Locals will learn new things, and our restaurants often offer new menu items to our guests.
Can I schedule a private tour?
Absolutely! Reach out to us at info@tastewinchesterhistory.com