Brewtopia Events LLC
Brewtopia Beer Excursions!

- 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!

Do you LOVE craft beer and travel?


  • Owen Ogletree has been traveling the world in search of phenomenal craft beer since the 1980s. He is talented 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!



"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

- Details below are subject to change -


$1595 per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room.
Enjoy real ale and single malt Scotch!

  • Fly into Manchester for pub and brewery visits.
  • Lunch and amazing real ales at Hawkshead Brewery.
  • Travel on our charter bus north to Traquair House castle brewery.
  • See the classic pubs of Glasgow.
  • Journey north toward Loch Lomond for a visit to Fyne Ales and Loch Lomand breweries and a lunch of fresh oysters and seafood.
  • Head east on our charter bus to the glorious city of Edinburgh to experience the castle, Scotch museum and classic pubs.
  • Tour a couple of single malt distilleries and visit the William Wallace monument.
  • We will fly home from Edinburgh.
  • Plus much more!

BELGIAN BEER BLOW-OUT - October 12-19, 2019
$1595 per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room. A super popular trip!
  • Brussel's best beer pubs will highlight our evenings.
  • Our sour lambic adventure should include Cantillon, Oud Beersel, Timmermans and Hanssens.
  • Savor Belgian ales alongside scrumptious beer cuisine.
  • Visits to Dupont and De Koninck breweries.
  • Venture into Antwerp for scenery, brewery visit and beer cafes.
  • Journey to Achel Trappist, Westmalle Trappist, and Chimay Trappist for beer and food at the associated cafes.
  • A special look inside the Chimay Abbey.
  • More brewery visits to: Alvinne, Brasserie de Bastogne, De Ranke, and Dubuisson (subject to availability and scheduling). 
  • And much more!

BEER CONNOISSEUR BELGIAN ADVENTURE - October 2020 - Exact date to be announced soon!
$1595 per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room. This special trip is organized in partnership with Beer Connoisseur Magazine and Artisanal Imports.
  • Brussel's best beer pubs will highlight our evenings.
  • Experience exquisite beer cafes and classic breweries that include...
  • Brasserie St. Feuillien
  • Omer Brouwerij
  • Martens Brouwerij
  • LaTrappe Abbey and Brewery in the Netherlands
  • De Proef Brouwerij
  • Bosteels
  • Brussels Beer Project
  • Prearis Brewery
  • Biercee Distillery


BELGIAN BEER & TOER DE GEUZE - Early May 2021 - Exact date and information to be posted in 2020.
$1595 per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room. Enjoy lambic country in comfort and style.
  • Brussel's best beer pubs will highlight our evenings.
  • Our private tour bus will take us to exciting open houses at the area's best lambic and geuze brewers and blenders over a Saturday and Sunday.
  • Lambic open houses will include: Boon, Oud Beersel, Tilquin, Timmermans, Cantillon, Hanssens, 3 Fonteinen, and the visitor centre De Lambiek.
  • We'll attend a small beer festival showcasing the area's best smaller breweries.
  • Beer cuisine lunch at the renowned Hommelhof restaurant.
  • Amazing beers at Westvleteren abbey cafe.
  • A visit and special beer at Poperinge's Hop Museum.
  • Tours and tastings at Duvel Brewery, Brussels Beer Project, and more!
  • A day of beer halls and chocolate in glorious Brugge.


  • 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.


Submitting our online registration form signifies that everyone in your party agrees to our "Terms and Conditions" listed below AND all terms of the Liability Waiver posted on the registration page.

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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 also agree to our liability waiver before being allowed to attend a trip. The waiver is posted on our trip registration page. By sending your registration information, all members of your party agree to all points of our liability waiver/release from liability.

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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