Hops & Haunts - A Spirited Beer Tour
Celebrate Oakland’s beer history during a special guided walking tour in the historic Mountain View Cemetery. Hear stories about Oakland’s lively pre-prohibition days amidst the resting place of some of the early pioneers of California’s brewing history. In this hauntingly beautiful memorial park lie the famous and infamous who rest along the cemeteries winding roadways, native live oaks and unbelievable views of the bay. Just to name a few -- Ghirardelli, Merritt, and Kaiser. Because of its beautiful setting the cemetery is not only a place for life celebrations but also physical and leisure activities. You will be enchanted and entertained from the beginning until the end. After the tour, use your complimentary token for a pint of beer at Cato’s Ale House just down the road in Piedmont. Must be 21 or older. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets: $20 per person This tour includes: 1.5 hour walking tour One pint of craft beer per person including gratuity and taxes at Cato’s Ale House. Additional proceeds will be donated to Friends of Mountain View Cemetery. The donation helps sustain a historical and cultural resource that brings joy and reflection to all who walk, bike, sketch, photograph, and contemplate on the grounds. Start Time: 3:00 pm (Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.) Drink: Cato’s Ale House is on Piedmont Avenue just 8 blocks from the cemetery. Additional Information: • The walking tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. We should arrive at Cato’s at approximately 5:00 pm • Wear your sneakers or hiking boots. • Be prepared to walk on grass and uneven pavement up and downhill. It can be considered an easy to moderate hike. • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Sorry. • Bring a bottled water (optional). • Use the restroom in the main office prior to the tour as there are no restroom facilities once we depart. • Bring a camera to capture incredible views. • Great food is also available at Cato’s Ale House for purchase. This tour was created and is presented by Whole Brew World – Bay Area Brewery Tours.
It's a brave beer world and I'm a brave beer girl. I'm a Certified Cicerone Beer Server with over 25 years in the hospitality industry. What I enjoy most is meeting wonderful people and building relationships. I love to share my love of life with others. It thrills me to be able to make people feel right at home and to share new and different experiences with everyone along the way. I'm a Bay Area native and want to continue to support our local economy and business owners. I started this company with the goal of melding my passion for craft beer with my experience in hospitality. My dream is to share all of the amazing microbreweries our Bay Area has to offer with whomever wants to enjoy the ride with me. I love beer and most importantly - I love to share it with friends (new and old). The name Whole Brew World was created to encompass my vision of providing yearly tours to national and/or international breweries around the globe. If you have any suggestions of a tour you would love to take please feel free to share your ideas with me. But for now, there are enough options in my backyard to share with all of you. Hop on board with me and enjoy a flight (or two or three). I will take care of you and make sure you have a great time!
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