Sippin' in the Suburbs Tours

Our brewery tours are entertaining, unique and the perfect way to experience the emerging Gwinnett County craft beer scene. Whether you're walking the streets of Lawrenceville, or riding to different spots around Gwinnett, we have diverse tours that fit every crew's needs!

There tours were created in partnership and are operated by Southern Culinary Tours

Bus Tour

The bus tour will take place on the second Saturday of the month and will include stops at three different breweries. One of those breweries will offer a behind the scenes tour of how beer is made!

Itinerary

12:30 pm - pickup in Buckhead at Taco Mac Lindbergh for Atlanta tour participants

1:00 pm - meeting place for Gwinnett tour participants and first Brewery stop

2:15 pm - tour group arrives at second Brewery stop

3:45 pm - tour group arrives at third Brewery stop

5:00 pm - Gwinnett tour participants dropped off at first Brewery stop

5:30 pm - Atlanta tour participants dropped off at Taco Mac Lindbergh


2022 Bus Tour Dates

Coming Soon!

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Walking Tour

The Lawrenceville walking tour will take place on the fourth Saturday of every month in downtown Lawrenceville. Stroll through downtown Lawrenceville on a guided food and beer tour while sampling some of the best local flavors around and tasting locally crafted brews.

2022 Walking Tour Dates

Coming Soon

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Tour Operator


Southern Culinary Tours, formerly Southern Beer Tours, began in November 2013. The founders, Justin Hall and Jonathan Oliver, realized the Atlanta craft beer market was growing rapidly and they wanted to share the city’s enthusiasm for these brews with locals and visitors alike by simply tasting and enjoying them. On our brewery tours, we would take out anyone with a curiosity about craft beer to several breweries without lines or driving. As the company continued to grow, Justin Hall wanted to bring people closer to Atlanta’s other culinary treasures from shrimp and grits to craft cocktails. Just about 8 years later, Justin found the opportunity to bring in tours of Atlanta’s food and cocktails, and Southern Beer Tours became Southern Culinary Tours in December 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any Covid-19 precautions?

Yes, please read this blog to learn more about how our beer tours will maintain social distancing and ensure safety for all participants.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes. The Southern Beer Tour website is set up to easily complete your registration and secure payment for any tour. We need to have a head count in order to work with our partners so they can make arrangements and prepare space for the group. These tours do sell out, so be sure to book yours soon.

Will I get a refund if I have to cancel?

Under normal circumstances all sales are final, but during this pandemic we will refund, reschedule, or issue a gift card for any purchase that is affected during this time. Your choice. We have also lowered our minimums for tours from 10 guests to 8 guests per tour. If we have to cancel, you will be notified at least 48 hours in advance.

Do I have to tip the staff at each stop?

No. All charges and gratuities for the activities and products at each tour stop are included with your ticket price.

What if a tour does not meet minimum enrollment?

We do have the right to cancel any tour that does not meet the minimum attendee requirements. You will be notified at least 48 hours in advance and offered the option of a refund or the ability to schedule another tour.

Are there age restrictions?

All participants must be 21 or older to join our tour. IDs will be checked before boarding the bus. We do not offer refunds for underage purchasers.

Are the tours handicap accessible?

The trolley we use for transportation between restaurants is not handicap accessible. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests in wheelchairs.

Can I bring my dog?

As much as we may LOVE dogs, they are NOT permitted on any brewery tour.

What happens if it rains?

Tours will run rain or shine. However, we will not run the tour during severe weather. If the tour is canceled due to weather, you will be notified and will have the option of a refund or to schedule a future tour.

Where is the pickup and drop off?

For those coming from Atlanta, we pickup in Buckhead at the Lindbergh Taco Mac. We are 100 yards from the Lindbergh Marta train station. The address is: 573 Main St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

For those starting in Gwinnett, TBD.

Are there bathroom breaks?

Yes. Most of our stops will have facilities available for use.

What should I wear and bring? Are cameras allowed?

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and remember that all of our stops are indoors, but we will be walking to and from the bus for driving tours, or walking entirely on the walking tour. Feel free to bring bottled water. Cameras are definitely allowed to capture your memories along the way.

Where do we go?

We will visit 3 breweries around Gwinnett on each tour. Each tour may have one or two different stops, but sometimes, they'll be the same as a previous tour. Make sure to read the tour description on the Southern Beer Tour website prior to booking.

How many drinks should I expect on each trip?

Our tour will include 1 pint at each brewery stop for a total of 3 drinks. After that, please feel free to purchase any additional beverages you may like from the breweries directly. We do this to allow you to make your own tour. Don't want a stout? Love one brewery more than another? It's up to you!

What is included in the gift bag?

We include a gift bag for each person on every trip. In this gift bag you will find a small snack, water, a koozie. More water and snacks will be available on the bus for your enjoyment.


Can I drink on the bus?

No. You will be sampling a lot of beer on your trip. We want to do our part to make sure no one is over served. Some exceptions will be made, but these will always be announced before hand.

How should I get home?

We highly encourage arranging a designated driver to pick you up after the tour or to use Uber / Lyft. Also our Atlanta pickups / drop offs will always be near a MARTA station. If you need help planning before the tour please contact us. During the tour your guide is always there to help.

More Questions?

Please email justin.hall@southernbeertours.com or events@exploregwinnett.org if you have any further questions about Sippin' in the Suburbs.