Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting Class

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Location: Online (Live)

$15 per person

A Zoom link will be provided after booking.
Ticket does not include beer tastings, although guidance will be provided.
Advanced purchase required; please purchase at least 3 hours prior to scheduled class.

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, what drives flavor in beer, and how to judge 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 100 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.
Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting 2020

On our virtual happy hour:

  • 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; however, prior to the virtual hoppy hour, guidance on 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.
  • Advance purchase required; please purchase at least 3 hours prior to scheduled class.
  • There is a 12 screen limit for public tours. Private tours are more flexible with less cap. To inquire on a private tour, email


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