NOTICE: Tours are not being conducted at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will resume at a later date.
Come join a guided tour of Drake’s and see where our magic happens with one of our trained Beer Educators. We’ve been brewing in beautiful industrial San Leandro since 1989, and we’ve grown a lot since those early days. Learn about the history of the brewery, our production process, and the extraordinarily wide range of beers we make.
Tours are available on Saturdays by appointment only and subject to guide availability. We offer three different tour experiences, detailed below, and they can be booked via email at Tours@DrakesBrewing.com. Please give us two weeks advanced notice before your requested tour for maximum availability, and feel free to ask questions about the experience.
All guests must be ages 21 or over. For safety purposes, all guests must wear flat, closed toed shoes. Please be advised that the tour will take you through a working production facility, following the instructions of your tour guide will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience at our brewery.
Duckling Guided Tour
Duration: 30-45 minutes / Complimentary / 10 Guest Limit
Tour our twin brew houses and cellar with a trained Drake’s tour guide. Learn about Drake’s history and the beer making process. Enjoy the taste of brewing malt and smell hops at our Side Bar, and enjoy two complimentary samples of Drake’s Beer at our Barrel House Taproom.
Mallard VIP Tour
Duration: 45-60 minutes / $10 Per Guest / 8 Guest Limit
Take a deeper dive into our brewery with a pint of one of our core beers in hand. Enjoy the taste of fresh beer straight from our fermenters or bright tanks amid the cellar (Subject to Availability). After your tour, enjoy a guided beer flight of five different Drake’s beers, focusing on one-off and seasonal varieties at our taproom with your guide.
Waterfowl Barrel Aged Tour
Duration: 60+ minutes / $20 Per Guest / 6 Guest Limit
This tour takes extra time to focus on our barrel aging program. The Advanced Oak team are constantly turning out excellent, eclectic, and award-winning beers from their little warehouse, adjacent to our brew house. You’ll get a chance to taste beer from one of our barrel aging tanks or straight from a foeder! (Subject to Availability). Back at the Taproom, you’ll enjoy a guided beer flight of four different Drake’s barrel aged beers.
All Bookings are conducted via email through Tours@DrakesBrewing.com. Your tour is not scheduled until you receive a confirmation from our team. Tours are only available on Saturday between 11:30am to 5pm, and are subject to guide availability. Please give us two weeks advanced notice before your requested tour for maximum availability.