Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting Class

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Location: Online (Live)

$15 per person

6 ticket minimum

6 ticket minimum required; we will follow up RE: additional bookings.
All classes are private to your group.
A Zoom link will be provided.
Ticket does not include beer tastings, but guidance is provided.
24-hour advanced purchase required.

Join Bruce for an interactive, live virtual hoppy hour where you will learn about beer, history, and Chicago!

  • Learn about the basics of beer, including different beer styles and what drives flavor in beer.
  • Discover Chicago history, particularly related to beer, brewing, and sin.
  • Classes are led by Bruce White, Founder of Chicago Beer Experience. Leverage his beer knowledge obtained while leading thousands on tours.
  • Each class is LIVE so Bruce can answer your questions in realtime and will interact with the group. Includes a quiz/interactive elements.
  • Prior to your tasting, although beer is not included, you will be provided guidelines to select 4 beer tastings.
  • We've now had now over 200 participants from all over the world, including all major regions of the U.S., the U.K., and Vietnam!
  • To book a class for 6+ people on dates or times not listed, email for pricing and availability.

On our virtual happy hour:

  • We require a 6 person minimum for our tastings. Upon purchase of the deposit, we will follow up to confirm the amount within your group for any additional bookings at the $15 per person rate. You may purchase and book a tasting class with less people, but the deposit fee remains the same.
  • All tasting classes are private to your group.
  • The class length is 1.5 hours.
  • You will be provided a private Zoom room where you will join Bruce for the tasting.
  • Beer is not included in the ticket price. Prior to the virtual hoppy hour, guidance on beers and styles will be provided so you can purchase within the same or similar style and follow along. Chicago-specific beers are provided where applicable, but geography is not important, and people have participated from across the world.
  • In some instances, we may be able to help arrange the purchase of mixed-4 packs through a third-party beer store with at least 14 days advanced notice.
  • Advance purchase required; please purchase at least 24 hours prior to scheduled class.
  • We are flexible on dates and times; if a date and time is not listed that you prefer, please email
  • Regarding class size, 20 people or less is best for a more collaborative class, between 20-40 participants still works well, and we can accommodate virtual tastings for larger groups for 50, 100, or more participants with a few easy tweaks. Please email for more information.



This is the most fun I've had in quarantine, and the "tour" was a great way to meet up with old friends and learn more about beer. Bruce provides a wealth of funny and fascinating information about Chicago and the beer scene...this was a delightful way to spend an evening!

LauraLay, Richmond, VA - TripAdvisor, May 2020
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