We love McMinnville – and beer!

What’s a perfect small town in Oregon for a beer walking tour? McMinnville! Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, (and voted Best Main Street in the West by Sunset Magazine – February 21, 2017), McMinnville is a warm, relaxed and inviting destination stop. McMinnville offers excellent accommodations, many fine restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, coffee, and of course… beer! You’ll find everything you could possibly want within walking distance of a maple-tree-lined Historic downtown.

McMinnville Brewery Tours has picked three of the finest breweries located within downtown McMinnville to offer you a taste of what’s brewing today. Our tour guide will regal you with historic lore, beer-centric information, and suggestions for enhancing your visit to our “Disneyland for Adults”. Be prepared to tour a brewery (and learn how to brew beer), hear about McMinnville’s past, and sample eleven of the finest seasonal beers offered!

Meet your guide: Alan Soles

Founder & Owner of McMinnville Brewery Tours

An Oregonian for the past 24 years- Alan retired from his career as a music psychotherapist to pursue his passion for beer. After working with BeerQuest Tours in Portland for several months it was time for Alan to create his own beer touring company based in McMinnville. “With five breweries within walking distance of each other here in downtown Mac, it was a no-brainer to realize we needed a way for folks to explore the beers and history of this area.” McMinnville Brewery Tours offers you a guided group experience with tons of stories and plenty of good beer.

Our brewery destinations

Meet us in the restaurant at Hotel Oregon.  We’ll get started with our tastings and history there. Then we’ll amble over to Golden Valley Brewery and end at  Heater Allen Brewery (open Fridays only) or Grain Station (Monday through Thursday) to round out our adventure.

What beer-enthusiasts are saying…


From Alan’s work with BeerQuest Walking Tours:


One of the BEST tours – Our tour guide was Alan and he was AMAZING! very informative, funny, friendly, and so enthusiastic! He was very personable and made the experience so much fun. Seeing different parts of the city that we’d never been to and hearing the historical stories was great. Truly one of the best tours we’ve ever been on.

Trip Advisor: Date of experience: November 2018


Great breweries, best tour guide EVER – Alan was the best guide hands down, he made amazing beer choices and made sure our small group of 5 had lots of beer and fun! He even became our “Portland Dad.” Great tour!!

Trip Advisor January 8, 2018



Lots of beer and history – Our tour guide (Alan) made this a very entertaining, informative and delicious tour! Our beer walking tour offered 12 samples of beer from 3 different pubs and along the way, we got to see and experience other historical parts of downtown as well. Highly recommended.

Trip Advisor December 28, 2017