FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Glasses of Beer, Hops and a Keg on a TableWALKING BEER TOURS

Enjoy a friendly neighborhood walking craft beer tour of the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs.  Along the way we’ll sample some of the finest Colorado craft beers, share a little bit of local history, talk about the local craft beer phenomenon and, make new friends.

Most tours will include stops at some of Manitou’s best attractions and craft beer houses. Whether you’re new to craft beer or have been a fan for ages this is the tour for you.

Unlike bus and van tours our walking tours have little impact on our carbon footprint. So, elevate your Colorado craft beer experience visit with us!

Here are some common questions about our walking beer tours.

How Many Stops Do You Visit On Your Tours?

Most of our tours include stops at 3 of our favorite craft beer establishments.

Along the way our tours may also include brief stops at some of Manitou’s best attractions which could include Soda Springs Park, Cheyenne Spring, Patsy’s Original Candies and the Penny Arcade.

How Long Are Your Tours?

Our tours are approximately 2 hours from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Our tours start promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we have time to get everyone checked in and get our tour started on time.

Our tours average 3/4-1.0 miles in distance depending upon the route and may include some elevation gain.

Do You Have a Minimum And/Or A Maximum Number Of People Per Tour?

We do require a minimum of 4 people up to a maximum of 12 people per tour. Each individual tour page will show the maximum number of tickets for that tour.

If you would like to arrange for a Custom or Private tour we would love to help create a unique individual experience for your group. We do have a minimum requirement of 10 people and pricing may vary based upon your needs. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Do You Offer Custom And/Or Private Tours?

If you would like to arrange for a Custom or Private tour we would love to help create a unique individual experience for your group. We do have a minimum requirement of 10 people and pricing may vary based upon your needs. Please contact us to make arrangements.

What Happens In The Event Of Bad Weather?

Colorado weather can change in an instant so please ensure that you dress appropriately. We recommend that you bring an umbrella if there is even a hint of rain. If for some reason a tour is cancelled due to weather we offer a full refund or priority placement in the next scheduled tour with available space.

This IS Colorado so, we recommend that you check the weather for the day and prepare accordingly.

What Are The Age Requirements For Your Tours?

Due to the nature of our tours, BEER, you must be age 21 or over to purchase tickets and to participate in our beer tours.

From time to time we do schedule a “Prohibition Tour” which features everything included in our beer tours except…THE BEER. You must be age 18 or over to purchase tickets for our Prohibition Tours.

Your tour organizer will check IDs upon arrival.

Where Do We Meet?

Our meeting location and other stops are listed on the individual tour pages. Our tours do NOT finish at the same location as the meeting point so please plan appropriately.

Parking information is included on the individual tour pages as well as under “Where Do I Park?” on the FAQs page.

Where Do I Park?

Manitou Springs is a small mountain town with narrow streets and limited parking.

  • There is a free parking lot at 10 Old Man’s Trail just across from Memorial Park.
  • From the park a free shuttle will take you the short distance to downtown Manitou Springs. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes.
  • There is paid parking on the main streets.
  • Parking on residential streets is for residents only.
  • For more information on parking, shuttles and directions, please go to the Manitou Springs website at: https://manitousprings.org/parking-shuttles/.
  • Please be aware of and abide by all parking regulations.
Can I Bring A Pet?

The establishments that we visit do not allow pets inside. So please, no pets.

If you have a disability and require a “Service Dog”, please call us at (719) 425-9770 in advance to make arrangements.

What Should I Wear?

This IS a beer tour so dress is very casual. However, Manitou Springs is just over 6,400 feet and even in the summertime it can get a little cool in the evening. Please check the local weather and dress appropriately.

This is also a WALKING beer tour so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

What Should I Bring On The Tour?

Your love of great craft beer is a start. We also recommend comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen, and a camera so that you can share your experience, and maybe some sunscreen.

Please check the local weather and dress appropriately. You may also want to bring an umbrella…and maybe some sunscreen.

Did we mention sunscreen? Manitou Springs sits at just over 6,400 feet. At this elevation the sun is much more intense and people tend to burn more quickly.

What If I'm Late? Can I Join Another Tour Or Get A Refund?

If you’re running late, please call (719) 425-9770 to let us know and to find out where to meet your guide and group if they have already left the first stop. Refunds will not be given for any portion of the tour missed.

At Springs Beer Tours we know that unexpected things can happen. If you know that you are going to miss your scheduled tour, please call (719) 425-9770 at least one hour before the scheduled tour time and we will give you credit for another tour.

No Shows will not be given credit or a refund.

Tour Conduct

Please be on time as the tour begins promptly at the time scheduled. Be courteous to tour group members. Follow local and state traffic codes by using cross walks. Respect each other throughout the tour. Have fun!

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