Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tasting in Philadelphia

Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tasting in Philadelphia

Throughout this entertaining and delectable 2-hour tasting adventure in Old City, a fun and knowledgeable food & beer pro will introduce you to 7 Craft Beers and 4 Artisanal Cheeses in one of the city's best microbreweries.

You’ll enjoy 7 distinct craft beers. Each are brewed on-site, representing a vast range of styles. During the tasting, Eric Matzke (one of the owners of City Food Tours) will share some fun facts about how beer is made, the quirky stories behind each of the 7 brews you taste, and pairing suggestions. Samples of malted barleys and hops will also be available to smell and taste. Everyone is welcome to ask questions.

You will also be treated to hearty portions of 4 fantastic farmstead cheeses. In addition to tasting, you will get the inside scoop on how cheeses are made, the 7 groups of cheeses, and ask questions you may have.

Not just for beer lovers! With 7 stellar beers, 4 amazing cheeses, and great fun facts and tips, there's something for everyone!

This is perfect for individuals, couples, and out-of-town guests! It is also great for birthdays, anniversaries, dates, and kicking off a night out on the town!

This entertaining and casual tasting takes place in one great location.

This tour will also include a tasting at the Manayunk Brewing Company.

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Tour/Activity Details


2 hours


3:30 pm on selected Saturdays (March through August)

Check Availability Calendar for specific dates.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


This great afternoon includes:

  • A tasting of 8 superior craft beers representing a vast range of styles, filled with fun facts about how they're made and their unique histories
  • A selection of decadent imported cheeses, along with a crash course in how cheese is made, what to pair it with, and answer any questions you may have

Important Notes:

  • This is a tasting adventure, not a full meal.
  • Gratuity is customary, and not included in ticket price.
  • Tour does not operate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Years Day when they fall on a Saturday.

Rave Reviews:

"Interesting, informative and great time to learn and enjoy cheese...and some beer. Our guide was super. Owner of the cheese shop in Old City was friendly and accommodating, not to mention his café and shop are fantastic with garden seating in the rear, a rare gem in Old City."

"Fun for all ages! Our group - an 80 year old retired nurse, a retired school teacher, and a chef/restaurant manager. The tour included an informative talk about the origin of cheese...from different countries and their specific characteristics. Then on to a beer "talk" and tasting of... outstanding brews. We stayed for dinner afterwards and had a fine meal accompanied by our favorite brew. A good time was had by all!"

"Very good guide with a lot of information provided. We really enjoyed both the cheese and beer portion of the tour... I would recommend this tour to others and would take it again myself."

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot. Tours sell out quickly!

Is there an age minimum for the tours?
All participants for this tour must be at least 21 years of age.

If this trip is sold out can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately, there are no waiting lists for our tours.

What happens if it rains?
The tours will take place in all light weather conditions. In rare circumstances such as a heavy snowstorm, a hurricane, or other extreme weather when the tour venues can't open, the tour would be canceled.

What places will we go on the tour?
You will be visiting Triumph Brewing Company and Old City Cheese Shop.

How much food will I eat on the tour
You'll be tasting a variety of foods and beverages at two locations. Please keep in mind that the tours are not designed to be a full balanced meal but a tasting adventure!

Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
Yes! Every tour guest receives a complimentary bottle of water. This tour features a tasting of 8 different beers.

Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
You will walk a total of just five and a half blocks at a very leisurely pace, so you should have no problem.

Will I learn about Philadelphia on your tour?
The guides have lived in Philly for years! They will incorporate important information about the neighborhood you are touring.

I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On the tour you will explore hidden places that you probably don't know about, meet the owners and other food experts and learn many new things about food. You will see some of the coolest spots in the city and experience your hometown in a totally new way.

What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please let the guide know what you cannot eat at the beginning of the tour. Your guide will do everything possible to arrange substitutes for you. If you need to skip the food at a particular stop, your guide will make sure you get an extra sample at another stop.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Many of the stops on the tour are totally wheelchair accessible, while some are not. However, anyone in a wheelchair is welcome to come on the tour. Please provide advanced notice if you require wheelchair assistance and we will make any necessary accommodations.

Should I give the guide a tip?
Yes. If you enjoyed the tour, we recommend that you give the guide (and assistant if it's a larger tour) a gratuity. They take pride in what they do and appreciate positive feedback. What you tip is up to you. If you want a rule of thumb, $5.00 per person is an average tip.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Tour departs from Center City; details provided on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

September 30, 2017

Desired Time:

03:30 PM