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As well as finding the best pubs and bars, a craft beer tour in Bristol is always a fantastic way to understand the process involved. After all, with a rise in micro-breweries in recent years, the craft beer industry has grown significantly.

Many breweries have become a lot more creative than simply producing a traditional ale. With innovative craft-brewers producing everything from chocolate-stouts and coffee porters to strawberry ice cream IPA's.

The History of Craft Beer

It's often believed craft beer originated during the 1970s, within breweries on the West Coast of America. As they set about experimenting with the fermentation process. In order to produce something different from standard European beers.

Hence, the microbrewery was born - with innovative techniques that made strong and punchy brews. The idea spread and new brewing techniques and experimental ideas quickly reached Europe.

As a result, the likes of a brewery tour or craft beer tour in Bristol will give you a much more in-depth overview of the industry.  During which you can join a drink experience sampling a variety of different beers to suit your taste-buds.

Craft Beer Tour in Bristol

Discover the best of Bristol's craft beer scene with expert guides or simply let tabl. point you in the right direction. Join us for a Bristol drink experience that is more than just a trip down the pub.

Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour in Bristol (the Old Market)

Explore the old market on a great mystery walking tour. This is ideal if you're in Bristol with friends. As up to six 6 adults can sign up per group, visiting four amazing venues in the city.

The tour will commence at the Moor Beer brewery taproom. Upon arrival, everyone is provided with a welcome envelope from the friendly staff member. The envelope contains 3 tokens to spend at the Moor, tokens for later in the tour and also a map letting you know where to spend them!

Your Moor tokens will allow you to purchase a third of a pint from their vast range of keg beers. The bar staff are all really lovely and will answer any questions on their beer and the brewery. Next, it's time to look at your map and move on to an award-winning traditional pub. Where you can have another craft beer (or two).

On arrival at the third venue, you will see an Italian Kitchen - so for hungry participants, snacks and meals are available. As an added bonus, you can claim a 10% discount on food if you arrive between 6pm and 9pm.

Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour in Bristol (Cross Harbour)

Another fabulous beer walking tour taking you to enjoy four completely different venues and seven locally produced beers. Along the way, you will pass by Bristol's iconic sights and colourful street art. As the previous beer tour – you will be given a welcome envelope with your beer tokens, a map and also a ferry fare and information regarding the sights and street art (painted for Upfest Street Festival).

The second bar is a more traditional pub with outdoor seating and a brewery tap-room where the beers are brewed. You will enjoy a locally brewed beer at each bar that is free on production of your token.

Taking a relaxed stroll between the bars is really essential, just so you don’t miss out on interesting historical sites like the SS Great Britain and The Matthew. Also, if you would like to visit Bristol Cathedral, please select a start time of around 30 minutes after you're likely to arrive at the College Green starting point.

Bristol Craft Beer Tours

With your fellow beer enthusiasts - discover all about the history of Bristol, and more importantly its beer scene! Bristol craft beer tours will give you an educated tasting of local beers while letting you into the secrets of how they're produced.

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