Large tracts of Arizona may be arid, but these top three brewery tours in Sedona and Flagstaff are anything but dry.
Sedona and Flagstaff are 30 miles apart and one thing these two Arizona cities have in common is a surprising number of wineries and breweries. You will find that some excellent regional beers are crafted in the heart of the desert by skilled brewers. And a tour of these breweries is a great alterative activity to the outdoor pursuits for which the Red Rock Country is best known. Here are three of the best brewery tours, taking into account factors such as the value for money and number of beers samples provided. Cheers.
Verde Valley Brewery Tour
Literally meaning ‘green,’ the Verde Valley is given its name by the life-giving waters of Oak Creek, which runs through Sedona. And that river is also a great source of water for the various breweries dotted around the city. One is simply named Oak Creek Brewery. Another, Verde Brewery. This private excursion is designed to tailor the brewery tour to your preferences. Over the four hours you can stop by each of the four breweries open to visitors, or spend a little more time at two or three, allowing some space for adding in some sightseeing on the journey between each place. From $234 per person.
Historic Flagstaff Downtown Microbrewery Tour
A similar type of tour can be taken in Flagstaff, which is home to at least a dozen breweries, most of which are clustered around a five-block area of the Southside neighborhood. Following a very similar style to the Sedona trip above, this is a private tour, for a minimum of two people, which you can curate to explore beers fitting your preferred tastes. Visit up to four micro-breweries along the way. The tour is available most days of the year and the price per person is $44 less if you’re booking for a group of six or more people. From $234 per person.
Arizona Craft Beer Special Tour
If you can’t choose which city to visit, or you simply want to explore the best of Sedona and Flagstaff on the same tour, then this is the brewery tour to end all brewery tours. Over eight hours, you can pack in up to eight different microbreweries in Flagstaff and Sedona. Customize the itinerary to include a side-trip to one or more of the amazing natural wonders in the area, such as Slide Rock State Park, and then get straight back to sampling beers. You’ll get one flight or pint of beer at each location on all these tours. From $510 per person.