Brewtopia Events LLC
Brewtopia Beer Excursions!
Hosted by OWEN OGLETREE

- Craft Beer Expert, World Beer Traveler, Beer Columnist, National Beer Judge

  • Expertly organized by Owen Ogletree.
  • The most affordable and enjoyable beer journeys available.
  • We focus on great beer!
  • Learn about the history and qualities of classic beer styles.
  • You don't have to be a beer expert to love these trips.
  • Completely stress-free, relaxing journeys. Leave the planning to Owen!
 
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Do you LOVE craft beer and travel?

COME ALONG WITH BREWTOPIA!

  • Owen Ogletree has been traveling the world in search of phenomenal craft beer since the 1980s. He is gifted in finding amazing deals on nice hotels and getting groups "backstage passes" to the best breweries, pubs and beer-centric restaurants. His beer trips are fantastic, friendly and fun!
  • Beer lovers who come along on these journeys tend to be like-minded, get along extremely well and enjoy getting to know each other over beer. 21+ only.
  • Trip prices include hotel room, charter bus and professional driver, other ground transportation, a detailed schedule, at least one big group meal with beer each day, brewery tours, beer tastings, guided walks, free time to explore, and beer information from host Owen Ogletree.
  • Each traveler must arrange his/her airline ticket, but we can provide help and advice with this, if needed.
  • Owen only does about two or three group beer trips a year - this provides time for him to plan each one in great detail and come along on each journey.
  • Each trip needs a minimum of 15 participants, so please don't wait until the last minute to register!





WORDS FROM BREWTOPIA PARTICIPANTS

 

"It's incredible that Owen does the research, sets up the entire itinerary, and provides an unbeatable beer enjoyment experience wherever we go."
- Bob Sandage: Owner/brewer of Atlanta's Wrecking Bar brewpub

"I've been on six European beer trips with three different operators since 2000. Owen's are the best organized, best priced, and most importantly the MOST FUN!"
- Bob Pike: Retired Delta Airlines pilot

"Owen's trips bring all the charm of local pubs and local breweries wrapped in one great experience. I really enjoy the planned-out day-to-day schedule that's filled with brewing history, education and fun!"
- Brian "Spike" Buckowski: Co-owner/brewer for Terrapin Beer Company, Athens, GA

"The access to people and places that Owen provides in invaluable. He will take you to places you either could not have gotten into, or would otherwise have never known. Truly a remarkable experience. I've been with him on five journeys and experienced seven countries, countless beers and a million laughs."
- Fred Crudder: Heavy Seas Brewing, Baltimore

"I love the fact that our travels and appointments are all set up for us, no worries and always a great 'insider' schedule."
- Alan Raines: Hotoberfest Atlanta organizer

"This is the most cost-effective beer tourism I know, and everyone will be a friend at the end of the trip -- if they were not before."
- John Sukroo: BJCP beer judge

"Owen's beer journeys are absolutely beer-tastic! Fun and educational for everyone from the beer novice to the long time professional."
- John Roberts: Brewmaster for Max Lagers in Atlanta





 
UPCOMING BREWTOPIA TRIPS
- Details below are subject to change -

BAVARIA & FRANCONIA, GERMANY - October 7-14, 2017
$1595 per person - add $399 for a single room. SAVE $100 BY BOOKING BEFORE JULY 1 - $1495!!!
Fall in love with classic German beers all over again!
  • Experience Munich's best beer taverns and beer gardens.
  • VIP lunch and beer at the grand Hofbrauhaus.
  • Stroll through the impressive Neuschwanstein Castle and enjoy lunch and beer at the Ettal Abbey brewery.
  • After a brewery tour, enjoy dinner and a night at the Ayinger Guesthouse.
  • Visit to the perennial Weihenstephan brewing school and brewery facility.
  • See the personable beer halls of scenic Bamberg - home of the region's famed smoked lager.
  • Tour the Weyermann maltery and test brewery.
  • See the Hallertau hop region and visit the Hop Museum.
  • Tour and lunch at the Schneider Brewery in Kelheim.
  • Bavarian feast and beer celebration at the Ayinger beer tavern in Munich.


BEST OF BELGIUM - October  2018
$1595 per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room - Our most popular trip!

  • We will stay at a nice hotel in central Brussels each night and take our charter bus out to the different corners of the country each day.
  • Brussel's best beer pubs will highlight our evenings.
  • Our TWO-DAY sour lambic adventure includes Cantillon, Oud Beersel, 3 Fonteinen, De Cam, lambic cafes, the De Lambiek Visitors Center and MORE.
  • Journey to Interpol, Duvel, Orval, Achouffe and Westmalle.
  • Savor Trappist ales at Westvleteren, lunch at Hommelhof and visits to the new Bruges Beer Museum and Bruges' best beer bars.
  • St. Feuillen, Dupont, Dubuisson are all possibilities.
  • Adventure into the Ardennes to experience Orval, Brewery InterPol and Achouffe.

IRELAND'S NEW CRAFT BREWING CULTURE: Dublin, Galway, Belfast - February 17-25, 2017.
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REGISTER FOR A TRIP


  • Once you fill out the online registration form, wait for Owen Ogletree to contact you by email confirming availability. Please be patient, as Owen's reply may take a few days.
  • The deposit* for any trip is $400 per participant. Once you fill in the online registration for a trip, Owen Ogletree will send a confirmation email outlining how to make your non-refundable deposit.
  • Checks and money orders are to be made payable to BREWTOPIA EVENTS LLC.
  • Credit card payments can be made through the PayPal link that Owen Ogletree will provide.
  • Your invoice for final payment will be sent approximately one month before the start of each trip.
  • Final trip details and schedule will be sent by email about two weeks before the start of the trip.
  • Most trips require at least 15 participants.
  • Before you purchase plane tickets, please confirm with us that the tour will definitely take place.
* Deposits are completely non-refundable. In regard to cancellations following final payment, partial refunds may be possible - according to service contracts and recoverable expenses. See "Terms and Conditions" below for additional details.



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Submitting our online registration form signifies that everyone in your party agrees to our "Terms and Conditions" listed below...






 
TERMS & CONDITIONS
(Please read...)

The following tour terms and conditions limit Brewtopia Events LLC's and Owen Ogletree's liability as the Operator of this tour and also limit the liability of our agents, transportation carriers and suppliers for our tours. Your deposit, online registration form and acceptance of final tour documents and schedule mark your acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

REGISTRATION: The $400 deposit is completely non-refundable. In regard to cancellations following final payment, partial refunds may be possible - according to service contracts and recoverable expenses. No refund will be made for any tour accommodations, service or tour feature that you have selected but do not use for any reason. If you cancel while the tour is in progress, no refunds will be made for unused portions. Partial or full refunds cannot be made for portions of a trip missed due to mechanical breakdown of transportation vehicles or any delays caused by severe weather conditions.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: Air transportation, baggage fees, medical fees, telephone fees, insurance, some meals and some beers, airport taxes, gratuities.

PRICES: All tour prices are in U.S. dollars.

PASSPORT: A valid passport is required for international travel. No refunds can be made in case of late arrival of a passport.

USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: By going on a trip, you give Brewtopia Events LLC the right to use photographs and video of you in print and online publications.

ALTERATIONS TO TOURS & ACCEPTANCE: Brewtopia Events LLC, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to change any route or other arrangements, offer substitutes, alter trip schedules, or to cancel the whole or any portion of a tour, should conditions make this necessary.

CONDUCT: These beer trips are for beer education and enjoyment - not overindulgence and questionable behavior. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible, respectful manner that insures everyone's enjoyment. Brewtopia Events LLC holds the right to terminate the tour for any problematic member, at any time, without refund. Bus departures and tours cannot wait for tardy participants, and each member of the tour is expected to be on time - based on schedules that will be provided.

MEDICAL & HEALTH: These beer tours involve a great deal of walking, and each person should be in adequate condition (or be personally responsible for alternative taxi costs, etc.). Refunds are not given for health reasons or medical emergencies. Hospital and medical treatments and care during the trip are the complete responsibility of the participant - as is evacuation from the trip location to return home. Brewtopia Events LLC cannot attend the sick and/or assist with medical situations during the trip. Brewtopia Events LLC assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care. Refunds cannot be made for portions of a trip missed due to sickness, injury, medical emergencies or any other reason.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ORGANIZER: Brewtopia Events LLC is only responsible as an informational tour guide and organizer for these beer trips. We do not move luggage, perform special duties, or assist in personal or medical problems or situations. Each participant on these trips is totally responsible for his/her own property, well being and resolution of any special problems or situations.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Each participant must sign a liability waiver before being allowed to attend a trip. These waivers will be emailed prior to departure.

SPECIAL WAIVER: As a participant on a Brewtopia Events LLC tour, I fully and clearly understand that I will be consuming alcohol during the tour and I accept full responsibility for my behavior, responsibility and health during the tour -  which may involve a variety of activities, locations and types of travel - including, but not limited to: walking on dark and/or busy foreign streets, rail travel, bus transportation, train platforms and stations, steep hotel stairways, cobblestone streets, taxis, trains, tours, restaurants, pubs, and public museums. I also realize that brewery tours may involve beer tasting and walking through unfamiliar, narrow and/or steep corridors, stairways and slippery terrain. I also realize that breweries may be operational during visits and that this presents additional hazards including heat and steam, reduced visibility, slick floors, hot surfaces and boiling kettles. I knowingly and willfully accept these risks and accept complete and total responsibility for my behavior and welfare during tours. I agree to hold neither Brewtopia Events LLC nor the hosting brewery or facility liable in any way, should any type of harm come to me.  

Submitting your online registration form indicates understanding and acceptance of these conditions by all members of your party.





Video from our 2009 Belgian beer trip...



Places we've visited over the years on our beer journeys...






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