Do you LOVE craft beer and travel?
COME ALONG WITH BREWTOPIA!
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
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.
prices include hotel room, charter bus and professional driver, other
group ground transportation, a detailed schedule,
at least one big group meal with beer each day, brewery tours, beer
guided walks, free time to explore, and beer information from host
Owen Ogletree. NOT included: tips for our bus driver, air tickets and airport transfers.
- Each traveler must arrange his/her airline
ticket, but we can provide help and advice with this, if needed.
Airport transfers are also the responsibility of each participant.
- Each trip needs a minimum of 15 participants, so please don't wait until the last minute to register!
- To be among the first to hear about new trips, subscribe to our monthly Brewtopia Brewsletter by clicking HERE or the subscribe link to the left.
WORDS FROM BREWTOPIA PARTICIPANTS
that Owen does the research, sets up the entire itinerary, and provides
an unbeatable beer enjoyment experience wherever we go."
- Bob Sandage: Former 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: Formerly with Heavy Seas Brewing, Baltimore
July 2017, I won a beer trip at The Old 320 Beer Fest at Max Lager's to
visit Germany with Brewtopia. It changed my life. Last month I went on
my fourth trip (I paid for the last three) to Europe with Owen
Ogletree. These trips are fantastic!"
- Mary Fiorello, Atlanta beer blogger.
"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 without notice.
LONDON'S GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL, PUBS, BREWERIES, LONDON SIGHTS - August 1-7, 2023 - SOLD OUT
per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room. Benefit from Owen's knowledge of the best pubs in London! This tour
is limited to only 14 participants.
- Pop across the pond to experience the best of London with Owen Ogletree.
- Amazing cask ale pubs will be visited each day. British pubs are simply wonderful places.
these sights: British Museum, Tower of London, Theatre District, London Eye, Trafalgar
Square, Big Ben, Borough Market, Maltby Street Market and more!
- Tour the historic Fullers Brewery, followed by a pub walk and lunch along the Thames River.
- Spend two partial days sampling the best cask ales and ciders at the enormous Great British Beer Festival.
- Spend a Saturday sampling craft beers as we walk along London's "Brewery Mile."
- Experience a traditional "curry club" group meal at a fine London Indian restaurant.
tours, ground transportation (excluding airport transfers), guides, information, festival entry,
admission prices, hotel and breakfast each morning. Most food and beer
for group meals and gatherings also included.
OKTOBERFEST & BAMBERG, GERMANY - September 21-27, 2023 - SOLD OUT
per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room. A super
easy way to experience Oktoberfest! This trip is limited to 18 people. Airfare and airport transfers are not included.
- Arrival day tour of Erdinger Brewery and dinner at an Erdinger tavern on September 21. Overnight at a Munich airport hotel.
- On September 22 we head to the gorgeous city of Bamberg for two days of smoked beer,
taverns, brewpubs, and a maltery tour and tasting.
- Head back to Munich on September 24. Check into hotel and see some amazing taverns for Bavarian food, beer and fun.
- VIP brewery tour and tasting at Ayinger Brewery.
- Experience the magnificent Marienplatz central square.
- Visit Oktoberfest
during the day on September 25 and 26 with reserved seats and lunch, then hit
downtown Munich taverns in the afternoons and evenings that include
Schneider, Augustiner, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Andechser,
- Fall in love again with classic German lagers and wheat beers.
- Fly home on September 27 or stay later on your own dime.
tours, group ground transportation, private charter bus and driver, guides, information, hotel, and Oktoberfest
seats with food and beer. All food and beer for group meals and
group gatherings also included. Breakfasts included each day.
BEST OF BELGIUM BEER EXPERIENCE - October 7-14, 2023 -- Registration will open in April.
per person (double occupancy) - add $399 for a single room.
- This trip is always a favorite among participants.
* 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
- 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 or Venmo links 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.
CLICK TO REGISTER FOR A TRIP
Submitting this 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.
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
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 illness, mechanical breakdown of transportation vehicles, or any delays caused by severe
weather conditions. Brewtopia Events LLC reserves the right to deny trip participation to anyone for any reason we see fit.
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: Air transportation, airport transfers, baggage fees, medical
fees, insurance, some meals and some beers, airport taxes, bus driver gratuity.
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
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 the schedule 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 to 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. Participants agree that there is no
liability for an injury or death of an individual attending a Brewtopia
trip if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of
contracting COVID-19 or any infectious illness. Trip organizers have no liability. Participants
are assuming this risk by signing up for a Brewtopia trip.
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.
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, you
fully and clearly understand that you will be consuming alcohol during
the tour and accept full responsibility for your own 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. You also realize that brewery tours may
beer tasting and walking through unfamiliar, narrow and/or steep
corridors, stairways and slippery terrain. You 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. You knowingly and willfully
accept these risks and accept complete and total responsibility for
your own behavior and welfare during tours. You agree that there is no liability
for an injury or death of an individual attending a Brewtopia trip if
such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting
COVID-19 or any other infectious disease. Trip participants agree that trip organizers have no
liability. As a trip participant, you are assuming this risk by signing
for a Brewtopia trip. You agree to hold neither Brewtopia
Events LLC nor the hosting brewery or facility liable in any way,
should any type of harm come to you.
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...