Join Dylan’s Tours on March 16th for a special Sonoma County Breweries Tours from San Francisco. Enjoy beer tastings at two of the most prominent beer makers in the area.
It has been over a decade since San Francisco native Dylan David left his bartending gig to launch Dylan’s Tours.The first tour he created was a success. Dylan’s Famous Tour has gone on to become one of the most popular bus tours of San Francisco. Shortly after, Dylan introduced the first electric bike tour of the city. And then the first combination Golden Gate Bridge bike rental and private Muir Woods shuttle.
The 2018 release of our Tuk-Tuk led San Francisco Beer Tour has helped travelers discover some of best breweries and beer halls in the city. But the Dylan’s Tour team is ready to cover more ground. Quite literally.
Join us, on March 16th, for this special event — Dylan’s Sonoma Breweries Tour from San Francisco!
We are traveling north across the Golden Gate Bridge.Where a scenic drive through California Highway 101 awaits. San Francisco surfers will be left behind on a quick day trip. Instead, we’ll trade in ocean views from a quaint ride through California farm country. Once in Sonoma we can imbibe on beer tastings at a couple of our favorite Northern California breweries.
What Sonoma County breweries will we visit?
Our first visit will be to a Santa Rosa brewery known for their hard-to-find bottles of beer. Then we’ll make our way to an iconic Petaluma brewery that produces what just might be the most recognizable California beer.
Russian River Brewing Company
View this post on Instagram
It's a bottle fest at our brewpub right now! Check out this unprecedented selection including #T30th – a beautifully balanced domesticated wild ale with brettanomyces, and a seemingly endless supply of #Beatification! We have plenty of both to get through the weekend and beyond! #tgif #plinytheelder #blindpigipa #dribblebelt #consecration #supplication #sanctification #temptation #makedamnationgreatagain
Fans of IPAs will recognize Pliny the Elder as the winner of the Best Beer in America Award. The winner for seven consecutive years. This Santa Rosa beer is produced by a brewery considered by many a jewel among the Sonoma County breweries. Russian River Brewing Company, named after the nearby river and popular campgrounds.
The first pint is on Dylan with the best brewery tours in the Bay Area! So you can plan to enjoy a pint of Pliny the Elder at one of our favorite Santa Rosa brew pubs.
If you thought Pliny the Elder is a big deal, try catching the release of Pliny the Younger. This was the first American triple IPA when it was released in 2005.
The 13th annual release of Pliny the Younger in 2018 drew a crowd of over 12,500 people to the brewery!
Why visit Russian River Brewing Co?
We love telling the story of this family run brewery. Russian River Brewing offers more than just amazing beers. They represent the incredible success that all small businesses can hope to achieve.
The brewery was originally established by Korbel Champagne Cellars at the urging of a beer loving winemaker on staff. Just five years after opening, Korbel shut down the brewery.
That’s when the original brew master, Vinnie Cilurzo and his wife Natalie, raised $1 million to buy the rights to the beer names and reopened Russian River Brewing Co. in 2004.
Join us on March 16th to learn (and taste) more about Russian River Brewing on Dylan’s Sonoma Breweries Tour from San Francisco.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas started brewing way back in 1993, when the California craft beer scene was in its infancy. Still, within a year they outgrew their production facility in the rural Bay Area town of Lagunitas. That’s what the beer makers made the big move to Petaluma.
This is where Lagunitas spread its distribution to over 20 countries across the globe. This feat has earned them the title of one of the best breweries in Petaluma, Ca. This iconic Sonoma brewery will be the second stop for a beer tasting before heading back to San Francisco.
Why visit Lagunitas Brewing Co?
Lagunitas represents a classic American rags to riches tale — and is one of our favorite to share with travelers to California.
Lagunitas founder, Tony Magee, got a home brewing kit for Christmas in 1992. The very next year he was already selling kegs of his own personal brews and had established his original brewery in the town of Lagunitas. The following year Magee needed a bigger location to meet the demand. Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Over the next 20 years Lagunitas became one of the biggest craft beer makers in the country. In addition to creating countless memorable hops blends, they have become one of the most recognized beer brands infusing their barrels with THC.
In 2015 Lagunitas made headlines for being one of the biggest independent craft breweries to sell to a major beer company. Even though this resulted in losing their title as a craft beer, it has helped Lagunitas to expand to over 20 countries world wide.
Enjoy a drinking history lesson on March 16th during Dylan’s Sonoma Breweries Tour from San Francisco.
What should I expect on this Sonoma Breweries Tour from San Francisco?
Before the Sonoma Breweries Tour
You’ll meet your driver-guide at Dylan’s Tours Bike Shop in the heart of North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy for a 10am departure.
If you’re heading to Dylan’s Tours from nearby hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf, you’re in for a treat. Be sure to stop by an amazing local cafe called Beacon Coffee that brews coffee roasted next to the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco. Beacon is a perfect stop for a quick breakfast that is right across the street from Dylan’s Tours Bike Shop.
Or, if you’re traveling to Dylan’s Tours from popular hotels in Union Square, you can taste coffee imported from Rome at Cavalli Cafe. Cavalli Cafe is known for having the freshest cannoli in Little Italy. This is because they don’t fill the cannoli shell until you order it! Cannoli for breakfast anyone?
What we’ll do in San Francisco
Before leaving town, we’ll stop for photos at the Golden Gate Bridge and then travel north to Sonoma County. The drive isn’t too long. Because the 50+ mile drive is only about an hour each way and the time flies by with the stunning drive through the California countryside.
Our smaller minibuses can access roads that bigger buses cannot. As a result we have access to amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge that are not accessible to big bus tours of San Francisco.
Sonoma Country breweries beer tastings
Our first beer tasting stop will be at Russian River Brewing Co. Where, most importantly, the first pint is on us! Will you be trying the illusive Pliny the Elder at Russian River Brewing?
We’ll enjoy our second beer tasting at Lagunitas Brewing Co. to try some of the most recognizable California beers! One of the oldest and most successful craft beers in California that made it to the big leagues.
After that, enjoy the drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco around 4pm.
Ending your Sonoma Breweries Tour at Dylan’s Tours Bike Shop in North Beach is perfect for anyone planning on an amazing meal in Little Italy. You’ll be within walking distance to amazing restaurants around Washington Square and some of the best Italian restaurants in Little Italy.
Where can I get tickets to Dylan’s Sonoma Breweries Tour from San Francisco?
You can reserve Sonoma Breweries Tour tickets here for only $60. Don’t forget to check in on our Facebook Event for this special San Francisco brewery tour to Sonoma so that we can share our photos from the event with you!