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Kyiv Real Ale Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Kiev, Ukraine

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Experience hosted by Tania

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this 3-hour tour you will visit three craft beer places where you will taste 4 different styles of Ukrainian craft beer paired with the most suitable and delicious snack for each style.
I have designed the tour with two main ideas in mind:
1) to show how Ukrainian brewers have succeeded in fulfilling the dream of creating a unique Ukrainian style of beer;
2) to share the best beer and food pairings I have experienced, as I strongly believe that even the most delicious beer style can taste poor with a wrong snack.
So, on a Kyiv Real Ale Tour you will learn about Ukrainian craft beer progress, tasting diverse beer and food combinations that in my humble opinion are just perfect.
-- First, you will find out which beer style works best with traditional Ukrainian beer snacks – salo and homemade sausages.
-- Then, I will introduce to you a beer that is brewed entirely out of Ukrainian ingredients – you will enjoy it paired with pork ribs grilled above open fire.
-- Later you will taste the beer style that is strong enough to balance strong-flavoured blue cheese and will finish with a dessert accompanied by a proper beer partner.

Kyiv Real Ale tour in numbers:
* 3 hours;
* 3 places;
* 4 beers (1,2 liter);
* 4 snacks (400 gr).

We will walk 2 kilometers in the city centre. So, comfortable shoes are recommended. And also... come hungry!:)
On this 3-hour tour you will visit three craft beer places where you will taste 4 different styles of Ukrainian craft beer paired with the most suitable and delicious snack for each style.
I have designed the tour with two main ideas in mind:
1) to show how Ukrainian brewers have succeeded in fulfilling the dream of creating a unique Ukrainian style of beer;
2) to share the best beer and food pairings I have experienced, as I stro…

Tania's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    There will be a different snack for each style of beers. 400 gr of food app...
  • Drinks
    4 different styles of Ukrainian craft beer - 1,2 liter in total
From ₹3,732
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
₹3,732 per person
₹3,732 per person
Sat, 24 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
₹3,732 per person
₹3,732 per person
Sun, 25 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
₹3,732 per person
₹3,732 per person

Meet your host, Tania

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 9 Reviews
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I've been designing and doing the food tours in Kyiv for two years. On my tours I have met people from every continent - many awesome experiences I enyoy blogging about!
Since craft brewing in Ukraine has been experiencing spectacular progress (the number of breweries has doubled in the last 15 months!), I could not stand aside and got entirely involved in the craft beer fever:) So much that I never miss a craft beer festival in my hometown Kyiv, know many brewers personally and arrange beer tasting parties where I love to introduce people to new beer and food pairings.
I've been designing and doing the food tours in Kyiv for two years. On my tours I have met people from every continent - many awesome experiences I enyoy blogging about!
Since craft brewing in Ukraine has been experiencing spectacular progress (the number of breweries has doubled in the last 15 months!), I could not stand aside and got entirely involved in the craft beer fever:) So much that I never miss a craft beer festival in my hometown Kyiv, know many brewers personally and arrange be…
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Where you'll be

All the places we are going to visit are owned by the craft breweries.
The first one is located underground, so it is impossible to bump into it, as it has no signboard in the street.
The second place call themselves a beer theater. And indeed, they cook the food and serve it spectacularly.
The third place is an awesome hipster cellar pub surrounded by big restaurants with shouty signboards, so that it is difficult to spot the place.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Michael
October 2020
The tour was a great kick start to my Kiev adventure. Oleg, my host was spot on and very much appreciated for his good natured yet informative spirit in bringing me to the heart of real ale in Kiev. We stopped first at the last barricade where we had what turned out to be my #1 beer (Hmeievus Weiss) for the tour. He paired it perfectly with a fatback & bread appetizer. From there we walked passing st. Michaels church, Sophia of Kiev, Queen Olga and St. Andrews church. I wish I could remember the second place we stopped at. I sampled a golden ale(#3 on my list) paired with Georgian Cheese curds(Gruzia Suluguni cheese). So good. Then on the way to the Drunken Monkey we stopped at Lviv chocolate shop. In the DM I had my 4th favorite beer of the tour (KF Drunken Monkey ipa) paired with curry wurst sausage. This was followed by my 2nd favorite beer ( Leo Barrel Bourbon double sweet stout 8%) along with a decadent brownie dessert topped with a Chile sauce. I doubt anyone could have had a better experience. I am so thankful for the time and effort but into this adventure.
The tour was a great kick start to my Kiev adventure. Oleg, my host was spot on and very much appreciated for his good natured yet informative spirit in bringing me to the heart…
Eric
November 2019
Tania is a great guide to food and beer in Kyiv! I’ve taken two of her tours and I highly recommend her as a guide.
Robert
October 2019
I recommend this experience early in your vacation. There are a few places to re-visit later in the trip. We visited some nice places that I could have never found on my own. The beers were delicious with some snacks along the way. Tania was very passionate about the history of Kiev and the emerging craft beer scene. Check it out for sure.
I recommend this experience early in your vacation. There are a few places to re-visit later in the trip. We visited some nice places that I could have never found on my own. Th…
Paul
September 2019
Tania hat eine grosse Erfahrung über lokale Beere in der Ukraine. Sie zeigt auf ihrer Tour schöne Plätze und erzählt viel über die Geschichte des Bierbrauens in ihrem Land. Nach dem kennen lernen waren wir schnell in einem Restaurant wo ich keines gesucht hätte. Ein schönes Lokal mit historischem Hintergrund. Die Snacks und das Essen passten in allen Lokalen gut zusammen. Der Spaziergang durch die Strassen Kiews war interessant und wurde durch Lokalbesuche unterbrochen. Tanja ist eine interessante Erzählerin und war sehr interessiert wie es in meinem Land gemacht wird. Die Zeit verging im Fluge. Ein amüsanter Abend mit vielen neuen Eindrücken.
Tania hat eine grosse Erfahrung über lokale Beere in der Ukraine. Sie zeigt auf ihrer Tour schöne Plätze und erzählt viel über die Geschichte des Bierbrauens in ihrem Land. Nach d…
Michael
September 2019
Just finished the tour 2 hours ago, this is the fastest I’ve ever posted after a tour as I couldn’t wait to write it. I went with a friend and met Tania exactly at the point she described. First bar was a place she said a password was needed so she had us say the phrase to get it. Well I’ve been on over 100 tours so I thought it was just a gimmicky thing to make us feel special. So we said the phrase to get in. Shared a great beer with some Ukrainian appetizers. Then made our way to Old Town, visited the Cathedrals including St. Andrews. Viewed the city from the Terrace after she bought our tickets. Beautiful. Went to a second bar with another great beer and tasty ribs. Wore some funny aprons. Then visited our last bar where we had some special desserts along with our last drink. So she gave us a gift at the end of the tour, which was a first for us. Then we said out goodbyes and went back to the first bar to have another beer. Well the doorman asked for the password to get in, So we realized that it was not a gimmick and because we knew it we were able to go back in. Tania was an excellent host !! She was upbeat and excited to show us Kyiv. Had this energy about her that made us glad we selected the tour. Very knowledgeable about both Kyiv and Ukraine. She made the whole experience worthwhile. We didn’t want the tour to end. She also provided local tips and answered all our questions about Ukraine and Kyiv. If you plan on visiting Kyiv, you absolute have to take this tour with Tania.
Just finished the tour 2 hours ago, this is the fastest I’ve ever posted after a tour as I couldn’t wait to write it. I went with a friend and met Tania exactly at the point she de…
Stephen
September 2019
If you love learning about a city (and love craft beer)Tania's tour should not be missed. Smart, friendly, outgoing & endlessly engaged.. Tania is a gem. She not only know s craft beer but also shares her passion for Kyiv & Ukraine, Highly, highly recommend.
If you love learning about a city (and love craft beer)Tania's tour should not be missed. Smart, friendly, outgoing & endlessly engaged.. Tania is a gem. She not only know s craf…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

There is a vegetarian version of the tour. Just let me know you would like to choose it in advance.

What to bring

Please, bring an umbrella if the weather looks rainy.