West Side Brewery Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Wayzata, Excelsior, Glen Lake, Spring Park

Adults 21+ w/alc bevs.


Over 21 only

Adult 21+/N/A



Over 21 only

We reserve the right to refund your ticket price if there are less than 15 tickets sold for this tour and will let you know at least 1 week in advance. You can choose a full refund, an E-Certificate, or reschedule to another date.

Join other craft beer lovers on the Minnetonka Trolley and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, award-winning suds and a taproom supper.

  • Receive priority access and seating at each of our three brewery stops and enjoy live entertainment with other like-minded guests.
  • Worry-free transportation on the Minnetonka Trolley round-trip from the Wayzata Depot.
  • Sample a variety of fresh-brewed beers and then choose your favorite pint to enjoy.
  • Complementary snacks and water are served on board the Trolley throughout the evening.
  • Store any growlers that you purchase in the cooler provided on the trolley.
  • Chat with brewers and hear about the process from grain to glass on your private behind the scenes tour.
  • Savor a delicious light supper at one of our craft brewery stops.

Tour runs rain or shine!

Photography is absolutely encouraged (and hopefully shared on social media, too!)

Be sure to bring valid identifcation card for proof of age at the breweries.

Sorry, no one under 21 allowed on this tour.

We are huge dog lovers, but sadly, we cannot allow them on this tour

What to Expect

For weeknight tours, your tour guide will greet you at the Wayzata Depot between 4:45-4:55pm.  The Lake Minnetonka Trolley will depart promptly at 5:00PM.

Brewery Stops (we will be stopping at 3 of these.

Wayzata Brew Works

Serving Minnesota crafted beer right on Lake Minnetonka in an historic boat works building. Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays.

Back Channel Brewing

We are a destination taproom on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, producing small-batch beers that go hand-in-hand with each season.

Excelsior Brewing Co.

Our mission is to celebrate the rich history of Lake Minnetonka and historic Excelsior by delivering superior brews hand-crafted in their image.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

Unmapped Brewing proudly offers their year-round lineup of flagship Belgian and Stateside Ales, along with a diverse cast of special limited release beers of all styles.

Where to Meet

Parking is available in Wayzata in two parking ramps (both off Broadway) and on the street. In the case of another departure location, parking information will be provided prior to tour.

Consider taking an Uber or Lyft to and from Wayzata. Worry-free transportation is always a good thing!

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Gratuities are always appreciated, though not mandatory and not included in your ticket price. If you had a great time our tour guides gratefully accept gratuities. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 18%-20%.

Restaurant staff gratuity is included in your tour ticket price.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow.  You will be comfortably seated inside at all of our tasting locations.  We also provide umbrellas in case of rain.  We advise that you check the weather conditions for your day’s event and dress appropriately.

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.

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"Such a fun tour! Thanks Taste of Wayzata, you planned a great evening for us all!"

Jennifer Peterson Hibbs, Eden Prairie, MN

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