Porkopolis BBQ & Brew

Adult (21+)
$69

Did you know Cincinnati was once called the Beer Capital of the World and it was also one of the top pork-processing centers in the country? Well, now you do, and we’re going to show off these two claims to fame with plenty of brews and a pork-tastic BBQ picnic! Between the food and libations, you’ll listen to stories of Cincinnati, and you’ll also see the city the local way, riding the streetcar from the river to the market.

Cincinnati Brewery Tour & BBQ Highlights

  • Visit a brewery, a brewpub, and a beer bar in the city once known as the Beer Capital of the World
  • Sample the local brews with two flights of craft beers
  • Enjoy a picnic meal of hickory-smoked pulled pork and cheese macaroni
  • Ride like a local on the city streetcar
  • Learn the fascinating history of Cincinnati from your local guide

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 40 oz. of craft beer tastings, BBQ sandwich and cheese macaroni, and a streetcar day pass.

Exclusions: Beers at final destination, additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Christian Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati. We’ll meet inside the lobby.
  • Starting time: 5.30 PM
  • Ending point: Taft’s Ale House, 1429 Race St., Cincinnati.
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  • Drinking beer in the city that was once known as the “Beer Capital of the World” and chowing down on the best BBQ this side of the Mississippi (for real) should definitely be on your bucket list. After all, it’s the simple things in life that bring us the most joy, right? And dining picnic-style while tasting a variety of craft beers sounds pretty joyful to us!

    We begin our Cincinnati beer and food tour at a beer bar situated on the mighty Ohio River. The bar’s namesake immigrated from Bavaria to America in 1841, and the beers here have been rewarded with top honors.

    Next up, we walk a block to catch the streetcar and you feel like a local as you ride public transportation and watch the unique architecture and colorful art murals go by. We’re heading to Over-the-Rhine, one of the most unique urban neighborhoods in the country, and famous for having the nation’s largest collection of 19th-century Italianate architecture. This is “the” place to go for trendy eateries and eclectic bars aplenty.

    After picking up our BBQ meal, we walk less than two blocks to our next stop, a brewery that, in their words, “has a passion for brewing tasty beer that sings with flavor.” We have a picnic-style feast paired with a flight of craft beers to wash it all down. The place is decked out with a rooftop area for when the weather is nice, corn-hole boards (that’s okay if you’ve never heard of them), and ping-pong tables, so you’re guaranteed to have a brewtastic time!

    Then, all aboard for another short ride on the streetcar to our final destination on this Cincinnati brewery tour, a mid-1800s, beautifully renovated church that’s been transformed into a brew pub — while you’re there, be sure to admire the stunning architecture and walls adorned with photographs of the only United States president born in Cincinnati.

    Throughout it all, you hear stories about Porkopolis, beer, and other fun Cincy facts. No matter whether you are a first-time visitor or have lived in Cincinnati your entire life, you’ll learn something new. Feel free to use your streetcar ticket to head back to your accommodation or stay on at the brewery for another libation.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 40 oz. of craft beer tastings, BBQ sandwich and cheese macaroni, and a streetcar day pass.

    Exclusions: Beers at final destination, additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Casual clothing is appropriate.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: Please bring valid photo identification. Note that you must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy this tour.

    Closure of sites: Should any of our usual venues be closed, we will visit an alternate venue of equal experience. Note that the order of sites visited on the tour may vary to accommodate closings or other schedule changes.

    Child Policy: Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this brewery tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 513 612 8755
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mrs. Gail R. from USA traveled on 21 Feb 2017:

    We really enjoyed the beer, streetcar, walking, great weather, corn hole, and knowledgeable guide.

    Mr. Clinton S. from USA traveled on 21 Feb 2017:

    It was great…a lot of fun. Great BBQ and great Beer…Sherry was very knowledgeable and fun. I’d recommend this tour to everyone for any occasion.