"Welcome to Taste Tidewater Tours, Coastal Virginia's premiere food and brew tour service. "

Dedicated to all things local, let Taste Tidewater take you safely from farms to restaurants to wineries and breweries. Choose from our set tours or contact us to put together a custom tour for your group.


"An Experience 400 Years In The Making!”

Kings and Queens of Europe prized the sweet and subtly buttery Lynnhaven Oyster from Coastal Virginia’s waters. The population declined for years due in part to overharvesting, but efforts by groups like Lynnhaven River Now and responsible harvesting from oystermen like Capt. Chris Ludford of Pleasure House Oysters (as featured in Southern Living and New York Daily News) have led to a resurgence in the oyster population. On our tour, you’ll learn directly from Capt. Ludford how his sustainable harvesting techniques actually increase both the oyster population and the health of our waterways!

Now where else can you get such an amazing inside look at a one of kind experience! | Book Today : TasteTidewater.com | (4 photos)

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We can't wait for another Norfolk Brewery! ...

Here's some shots of a Prospero BrewPro 15 bbl system like the one we'll be using. We'll have a floor mounted Grist case, but other than that...

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Taste Tidewater Winery Tour!! :) Come Join Us! Happy Thursday!

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Did you know that here in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Virginia Hampton Roads surrounding areas we have Food Trucks? It is a growing industry providing some the most incredible eats this side of the Mississippi! Pairing your favorite craft beer to your favorite street foods is a delicious endeavor. Here is a great video from Tim Anderson on, "Street Food and Beer Pairing." at the Craft Beer Rising festival. To get a Tour of the Craft Breweries here in Hampton Roads and surrounding areas, simply give us a call :) Have a great Hump Day!!

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Happy Tuesday! Ever seen what one of our Tours consists of? Take a look at our, "Southside Brewery Tour (Virginia Beach/ Norfolk)"

Brewery tours will:

* Provide behind-the-scenes info (and access when available) to top local breweries and brewpubs.
* Teach our customers about the evolution, styles and production of beer.
* Provide practical information such as how to select, recommend and pair beer with food.
* Highlight local lore and history
* Tasting fees included!

Taste Tidewater Tours are so much more than your typical pub crawl. You will be guided through each brewery’s offerings for much more than a 1 minute run-down of the beer list by a server.

Whether for a company team building event, bachelor(ette) party, anniversary, birthday, or just a night out on the town with a group of friends, our tours are an ideal way to enjoy local craft beer responsibly with experienced and knowledgeable guides.

*Safe and Responsible
Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Our tour provides a fun and safe approach to touring multiple breweries responsibly. Driving after the tour is not recommended, and we are happy to provide information about cabs. Consider App-a-Cab where you can schedule a future pickup from a trusted company.

Tours will consist of three stops and will last between four and five hours. Tours generally require four guests to run. Our motorcoach picks you up at the location your private group designates in the metro area. After check-in, we head out to our first brewery. On the way, our guide gives a brief overview of beer making, styles, tasting, and pairing. The tour is also filled with regional history and lore that will impress even the most seasoned locals!

*General Pick up/Drop off is at The Town Center of Virginia Beach by Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 4561 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

For questions or to book your next Tour, simply call or visit our website at | TasteTidewater.com | where you can purchase tickets directly. Have a great day everyone!! :)

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“Mark and I wanted to THANK YOU for helping make our celebration a night to remember! Your attention to detail, efficiency and wonderful attitudes made everything run smoothly! Your knowledge and family history kept everyone interested and interactive. I cannot wait to plan our next adventure with you…..We give you a 5-STAR rating!.” – Dee C.
“Special thanks to Rex at Taste Tidewater Tours for ensuring there was sour beer left for us at Beach Brewing Company! Kristen was super informative telling us how it was made! We had a fabulous evening!.” – Julie W.
“Rex & Lisa do an OUTSTANDING job!!!!!!!  Took my Son, Ben on a Bachelor Party tour. Could not have been better. Thanks much for a great day.” – Wayne T, VA


 Check out our video to learn more about our most popular brewery and winery tours on our executive coach.  We carry you safely from location to location while you hear local lore and history as well as beer and wine essentials. So get off the beaten path and go where the locals go with Taste Tidewater Tours! All of our tours can be customized to fit you and your group’s needs, so feel free to contact us with your questions or requests!