As a city of old monasteries, Lviv has been a beer brewing hotspot since the 15th century. Due to Soviet occupation beer culture had been forgotten almost. But in independent Ukraine and with the new trend of craft beers Lviv is thriving again to its old status. It’s safe to say that our beautiful Lviv is the beer capital of Ukraine! This leaves you with many choices of good beer though. With a lot of new breweries on the market for craft beer, it becomes hard to find the best beer in Lviv though. But don’t worry, Lviv Buddies got you covered! We are locals, we care about real brewing and we wanna bring you to the best beer places in town and recommend what’s tasty for your stomach. From old Lagers, to Dunkel, Bock, Wheat Beers, Lambics, Ales and IPAs – we know what the best juice of hop is in Lviv. The Lviv Craft Beer and Brewery Tour will take you around and let you taste the golden side of Lviv – just like you can taste the best Ukrainian food on our Lviv Ukrainian Food Tour.
While most Craft Beer and Brewery Tours in Lviv are run by the same companies who simply have multiple different locations, we actually offer an independent tour, so that we can make sure you can get the best beer in town. We work together with our partners but we judge simply by taste, variety and of course we add a bit of quirkiness. We bring you there and we let you taste and then decide.
Our tour guides are beer enthusiasts. Our founder and first buddy, Peter, is German and can tell you all about the German brewing traditions. But we also know our way through the beer hotspots of this city. We have tried almost every pub in town for private interest and for those tours. Since some of the beers on our tour come from other places in Ukraine, we slide from topic to topic and give you a historical background about brewing traditions connected with the history of Lviv, Galicia, and Ukraine.
Meeting point: In front of Beer Theatre Pravda
Meeting time: This tour is available anytime. If you want to meet a brewer we have to start no later than 5.30pm though.
Duration: 4 hours
Languages: The Lviv Craft Beer and Brewery Tour is offered in English, German, Ukrainian or Russian
79 Euro for 1 guest plus 10 Euro for each additional guest
Meeting point for all public tours: Amphitrite fountain at Rynok (next to Pravda Beer Theatre)