Put your beer-drinking skills to good use on a self-guided beer tour and mystery investigation through Carrboro. Solve a mysterious disappearance as you enjoy a blind beer tasting and scavenger hunt.
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Head to three bars in Carrboro while investigating a dubious disappearance
Take part in a fun beer-filled scavenger hunt, drinking as you discover the answers to the riddles
Blindly sample unknown, but delicious, craft beers as you try to figure out their styles, aromas, flavors, and more
All tour materials
Three half pints of craft beer
Please bring pens, pencils and at least one charged phone. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. All tours are self-guided and private. The clues will lead you from bar to bar instead of a guide. Missions are 0.6 miles in length and last 1-3 hours. Must be at least 21 years old.
All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the start time of the originally scheduled tour. Tickets are non-refundable, though the tour can be rescheduled for a different date.
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Jun 25, 2017
I didn't think the price matched what we received. To only get a small pour of one beer (that nobody on the team really enjoyed) was a big letdown. Again for the price of the event, we felt that a flight should be given at each stop so people get an opportunity to try types of beer they may already enjoy(like that brewery's IPA or Wheat). The small magnet for one person was laughable. We wouldn't do this again.
May 21, 2017
Cute date night idea, we enjoyed it!
Apr 28, 2017
We enjoyed our time, but there were a few things that we felt could be improved. Based on the advertising, we expected this to be a combination of escape the room with beer drinking, and in reality it seemed more like a blind tasting with some light trivia.
- There wasn't much buy in to the story. A lot of time was spent on assigning roles and creating a "Case" to solve, but then it had very little to do with the actual activity. It came around at the end when you need to decipher a code, but otherwise seemed superfluous.
- Some of the tasks in between the three locations weren't really puzzles. Counting "hats" was something not something that seemed was within the control of Brewed Clues. Putting a max limit on the number of hats or helmets identified for points helped.
- We did enjoy the trivia questions, but felt like there could be more. Having puzzles that would help answer those questions or having them tie into the theme more would be a good call.
- The beer sampling, while fun to do tasting notes on, was a real crap shoot. Identifying the style, color, ABV range, and flavor profile seemed more than fair, especially since there was options to choose from. But having someone identify the city, brewery, and beer name without there being options or the beers listed at the brewery to chose from is more frustrating than rewarding.
- The submission form could also have been improved. You input your score, which was a complete honor code system. Instead you could build out multiple pages, or components, where you submit your answers and then received the next clues.
Mar 6, 2017
Did not feel it was worth the cost.
Feb 27, 2017
While it was kind of fun, it really did not seem worth the money. The questions were rather easy, there were only really a couple of things for us to look for along the way, and we only got a half pint at each bar, which basically equals a total of 1.5 beers for $30. I also didn't like the amount of time that was dedicated to figuring out which beer we were drinking. I though there was going to be more trivia and scavenger hunt type things in the "mission" but instead it seemed like we spent most of the time trying to figure out if a beer was "spicy" or "malty". It just seemed like we could very well have done this on our own, trying beers at a couple of different places, for a lot less money.
Feb 19, 2017
When our group arrived at the first bar, we were told that (our group of 14) was only booked as a group of 9. We had to stand around for about 30 minutes whilst arguing with the three bartenders about how many people were in our group. We actually had to get Rachel on the phone to verify. It was incredibly disorganized on the initial bar's part. They had no idea how to check and verify who was in the group, such as who did or did not pay.
The last two bars were better. Still not a great experience. The group of 14 decided that, if we were to go on another event such as this one, we would do a food tour of Carrboro instead.