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The Laughs and Lagers Beer Tour

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Laughs and Lagers Beer Tour


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April Fools Walking Beer TourThe Laughs and Lagers Beer Tour

When it comes to unofficial holidays, April Fools’ Day is one of the weirder ones. It’s a folk holiday of pranks and mild humiliations but, where and why it started is a mystery. So, we’re just going to celebrate April Fools’ Day throughout the month with some great walking beer tours.

And we’re not fooling around. We have partnered with some great new craft beer establishments in Manitou Springs and we can’t wait to share them with you. That means more tour dates and some great new beers as well…no kidding…really!!!

Come join us for a lighthearted celebration of the month of April Fools and the changing of the season on a guided walking beer tour through the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak. Along the way we’ll sample some of the finest Colorado craft beers including Buffalo Gold Golden Ale from Boulder Beer, Laughing Lab from Bristol Brewing, a flavorful and highly aromatic ipa from O’Dell’s Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter made with real vanilla beans from Madagascar combined with caramel and Munich malts. – WOW!!! –
(Featured beers are subject to change without notice.)

We’ll also share a little bit of local history, do some storytelling and talk about the craft beer phenomenon! 

We might even get in a little Snipe hunting along our route. And, keep your eyes open for:

a left-handed screwdriver
a stick with one end
a bucket of striped paint
a pail of steam
a jar of elbow grease
a left-handed hamburger

And remember: Real friends are those who, when you feel you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.

We like the following old Irish proverb from last month so much that we’ve decided to keep it in our tour description for April…

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.”

Meeting Place

Meet your tour guide at:
The Loop Restaurant
965 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

On this tour we will be visiting 2 incredible craft beer establishments and the American Legion Post!!! Yes, the American Legion. Unfortunately, one of our craft beer establishments has, unexpectedly, had to close their doors. So, while we work to make arrangements with others, we will be starting our tour at the American Legion and, yes, we will be serving some unique crafts beer while there.

1st Stop – The Loop Restaurant
2nd Stop – Red Mountain Bar & Grill at The Cliff House
3rd Stop – The Keg Lounge
(Venues are subject to change without notice.)

Beware of corny jokes throughout the tour!

Tour Time

Our tour starts promptly at 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we have time to get everyone checked in and get our tour started on time.


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. For more information on parking, shuttles and directions, please visit the Manitou Springs website at:

There is paid parking on the main streets. Parking on residential streets is for residents only.

Please be aware of and abide by all parking regulations.


You must be 21 or over to purchase tickets for this event. Your tour organizer will check IDs upon arrival.

Please, no children and no pets for this tour. 

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If you have any issues purchasing a ticket through our website, please contact us.


April 27
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Russell Shaw
(719) 425-9770

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