You've got Q's we've got A's.
of course, the first one is obvious: Yes - You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in a monmouth Brew Tour. We ID prior to boarding and every member of the group, whether they will be drinking or not, must be 21 years of age, otherwise we do not start the tour, nor will we refund the deposit. We take underage drinking very seriously and we have far too much respect for the breweries and venues we visit to allow it to occur on their premises.
Q: I don't see the brewery I'd like to visit here - can we go there?
A: Absolutely - if you’re interested in a custom itinerary for your tour, inquire with us about building your own “Custom” tour!
Q: Do you do public tours?
A: We do not. All of our tours are private which means you and your group will be the only travelers taking the tour on the date/time you choose. If you’d prefer taking a public tour, there are other brew tour services that we can recommend that offer this service at the Jersey Shore.
Q: Are flights included in the tours?
A: We do not include flights in your tour package pricing. We do, however, include Jersey Mikes Subs for each group that will be fresh and ready to go for you to start your tour!
Q: What breweries do you go to?
A: Our standard tours visit the breweries listed on our Tour Listing page (see above). While stops can be added or subtracted from your itinerary, please be aware that the pricing of the tour may be affected depending on where the breweries are located.
Q: Can we visit more than four (4) breweries?
A: No. Four is the maximum limit of breweries that we will bring our groups to.
Q: What days are the tours held?
A: Tours are held Saturdays and Sundays only.
Q: What do the tours cost?
A: Pricing can be found on our reservations page. All of the rates are all inclusive - this means gratuity is already included for your driver!
Q: Besides transportation, what do the tours include?
A: Tour packages include Jersey Mike’s Subs for each group member, a gratuity for your tour driver, and, depending on the occasion, goodies and gifts!
Q: Do you come pick us up or do we come to you?
A: Our Standard Tour package meets at our Headquarters located at 342 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ 07701. Parking is available on the street and in the lot (if space permits). Our custom tours can be scheduled for door to door pickup where we will come to your residence to pick up your group.
Q: Can we bring outside alcohol into the vehicle?
A: We do not permit outside alcohol in the vehicle under any circumstances. The only exception would be if beer is purchased at the breweries we visit. Pre-gaming is strictly prohibited. If we identify any member of your group has been drinking in advance of the tour, we reserve the right to cancel without refund. Please understand that we are offering Brew Tours to Microbreweries. These establishments are not bars. If you are interested in a bar crawl type service, we offer that through our limousine service which can be found here. Please be aware that we do not visit breweries on bar crawls.
Q: Can we drink in the vehicle?
A: You are permitted to drink beer purchased from the breweries we visit while in the vehicle. Outside alcohol of any kind is not permitted on either our Standard or Custom tours.
Q: How much can we drink at each brewery?
A: Everyones limit is different, so that will ultimately be determined by you. Please keep this in mind, however: The purpose of our Brew Tour service is not to get wasted - it’s to responsibly experience and support our local craft breweries in a safe and fun environment. That being said, we will cancel any tour where we believe group members have overindulged - without refund. While this may seem extreme, our relationships with these breweries are obviously vital to the existence of our business. Allowing over-served tour members onto their premises is a fast way for us to end those relations, something we cannot afford to risk.
Q: Is there a cancellation penalty?
A: Only if you cancel within 72 hours of the tour. There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking that we would keep. We do this because we block time out for your tour and once that time is spoken for, it would be very hard to rebook a tour on that short of notice.
Q: Can I bring beer from other breweries into the brewery we are currently heading to?
A: No. All beer purchased along the tour must be kept within the vehicle before heading into any breweries.
Q: What kind of insurance do your vehicles have?
A: Each of our vehicles is covered under a $1.5 million dollar liability policy.
Q: Are your vehicles safe?
A: Our vehicles are NJ DOT approved and we only put new models on the road. Safety is literally our number one priority. Check out our blog for a post we did on our vehicles here.
Q: I'd like to take the tour, but my date is showing as unavailable. What do I do?
A: As our tours are growing in popularity, we are definitely backlogged a bit - we will do the best we can to work with you to accommodate on another date if possible.
Q: It's snowing/hailing/winding like crazy!! Is the tour still on?
A: We do reserve the right to cancel any tours due to inclement weather. Your safety, our driver's safety and the safety of our vehicles are our TOP priority. If we feel the weather is just too much, we will cancel a tour and any deposit will be refunded.
Q: Do I HAVE to take the tour of the brewery?
A: YES, you do! It's required by State Law and all breweries have this policy in place. You cannot sample a single beverage without doing the tour. Most of the tours are 30 seconds long unless you opt to see more or ask additional questions of the brewmaster.
Q: How long does the entire Brew Tour take from start to finish?
A: Typically, you will spend only a few minutes touring the facility and then some time trying the brews. We try to allow for one hour at each brewery, so you can spend less time at some and more at others if you'd like.
Q: Is there a clean up/damage fee?
A: We understand that groups may make a mess and we are fully prepared on our end to clean up the usual chips, crumbs, bags etc. We do draw a line however when it comes to blatant abuse/carelessness or destruction of our vehicles. In the event that there is damage to any equipment in the vehicle (TV's, Audio, Flooring, Seating) that we deem to be beyond reasonable cleaning, we will repair at the cardholders on files expense. Human bodily fluid clean up falls into this category and will be subject to an additional $250.00 detail fee.