Min size of a group: 3 people
Please note: A person must be at least 18 years old to participate in the tour!
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to a first venue where you meet the guide and the tour starts. In total the tour includes a visit of 10 places. Although the venues are so different, they all share a common thing – a true love for a unique beer. In four of the stops you will try premium Latvian craft type beer with a delicious snacks, in some of the small brewpubs you will have a chance to see how craft beer is made and experience an amazing journey into a taste in all bellowed beverage. Usually we suggest to start tour at 6pm, so it ends at around 10pm. After the tour you can stay in the last brewpub, visit some of the nearby pubs, located in city centre or visit some in the Old town, which is less than a 15 min walk from the last venue. The total lengths of a tour is 2.5km and whole pubs together offer more than a 200 different sorts of beer, 12 of which are included in a tour.
In the 19th century Riga was a brewing city - breweries operated here in order to be able to supply the most delicious beer to both residents of Riga and the guests for of the city. The Riga Beer Quarter is marked by three historic breweries - Kimmel, Kuncendorf and von Strick. It is said that water, especially suitable for brewing, spilled here from the depths of the earth. During the centuries, the breweries got shut down, but the spirit of the beer was preserved!
On the eve of Latvia's centenary, Valmiermuiža Brewery and its friends decided to restore the glory of the old northern European brewing citadel in Riga by uniting together with other amazing beer breweries, brewpubs and bars, into the Riga Beer Quarter.
In a unique location, in the heart of the Riga city, between three historic breweries - the former Bier- und Porterbrauerei und Malzfabrik C. Stritzky on A. Briana Street, the giant C. L. Kymmel brewery buildings on the corner of Bruninieku and Valdemara Streets and Bierbrauerei Gust. Kuntzendorff brewery buildings - today there are ten pubs, all of which offer craft beer made in Latvia and the Baltic countries.
Valmiermuiža Brewery in Riga was the first to open its doors in the area, later joined by other brewers and traders - Labietis Brewery, Ziemeļu Enkurs Brewery, Taka and Walters & Grapa bars offering small brewery products, and the Kanepes Kulturas Centrs, the progressive youth venue Vest, the alternative party venue Autentika, and the Zobens un Lemess bar for metal lovers. And not far away is the Alkīmiķis pub and brewery. Each of the venue has a different character, interior, music and audience, but they have love for high-quality, unique beer. Come and explore the Beer District by yourself.