answers to: frequently asked questions
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is required, and trips often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please buy your tickets well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Can I rent the bus for a private party?
Definitely! The Boise Brew Bus is a great way to spend a special day! If interested in a private event, please purchase all of the tickets (14) and receive an automatic 10% discount. Want a tour on a day or time not offered or have more than 14 people in your group? Please contact us directly in order to inquire further!
How long will the tour last?
The tour will last approximately 3-4 hours but may vary according to the tours at each brewery.
The tour includes transportation to and from your chosen location; 3 brewery stops, bottled water to stay hydrated, coolers to stash your favorite growler, and a memorable experience with friends on the bus!
How many samples will I get?
Your ticket includes 3 flights at 3 of the stops. Many times the breweries are able to give you small samples of their brews as well. Plus, you will have time at each brewery to purchase additional flights or pints if you are still thirsty.
Do I have to be 21 to buy a ticket?
Yes, we will be checking ID’s before you get on the bus.
Is there a minimum number of tickets needed to have tour?
Yes, a minimum of 4 tickets need to be sold for a tour happen. The last thing we want to do is cancel a tour. If a total of 4 tickets is not sold we will refund or reschedule your tickets for a different tour, whichever you would prefer.
Can I bring my own alcohol on board?
No open alcohol containers will be allowed on board. Interested in purchasing growlers to go? We think that’s a fantastic idea and will store them in our cooler for you!
Can I purchase drinks and merchandise along the way?
All of the locations we visit will have retail operations of some kind. Please feel free to support our local businesses by purchasing some additional flights, pints, growlers, etc. (if time permits) or buying merchandise or beverages to take home with you. Many items found along the way cannot be purchased elsewhere, and we have coolers on the buses for cold storage!
Is there water available on the bus?
Absolutely. Bottled water is provided and is included in the tour price.
How big is the group?
Our bus can hold up to 14 guests on any given tour! Want to book the whole tour for your party? Just purchase all of the tickets! If you have a group that is bigger than 14, please contact us directly as we may be able to accommodate. We do need a certain number of guests in order to run the tour, so it is possible that you may have to add your name to the wait-list before we open the tour up for guests to book.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable as your space is being guaranteed. However, we do allow for reschedules (subject to availability) with at least 72 hours notice.
Will there be a restroom available once the tour starts?
Yes, each of the breweries that we visit will have a restroom available.
Is the Boise Brew Bus wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunately, the bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Will I get “real” tickets? Should I print my confirmation?
You will not receive “real” tickets. However, you will receive a confirmation email when your payment is received. You can either print the confirmation or have it available on your smartphone when you arrive.
Can I bring my empty growler from home to refill?
Yes, the breweries will fill it for you with your favorite beer! However, this is not included in the price of the tour so please bring extra cash or a credit card.
What’s up with food?
You can bring your own snacks on board. Most of the breweries on our tour do not offer a food option, nor do we have time to order food.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes! We do offer gift certificates. If interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please contact us directly in order to inquire further!
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Don't drink and drive. Please plan to get dropped of and picked up at the Boise Brew Bus Depot. Use public transportation, a taxi, Uber, Designated Driver service or have your Mom (roommate, best friend, second cousin twice removed...who ever!) drop you off and pick you up.
Tours of the breweries are at the discretion of the breweries. Scheduled tours may be changed or canceled due to brewey schedules, safety or unforeseen other circumstances. We will do our best to adjust and substitute with and equally awesome brewery if need be.
Please remember, this is a tasting trip, not a party bus. We will have blast, but will not tolerate over indulgence to the point where you become a nuisance or bothersome to other guests. You may be refused further tastes, or even ejected from the tour. We do NOT want this to happen. Please mind your p's and q's and all will be good!