Northern California Fairfield Brewery tour guides visitors through a blend of rich brewing heritage and state-of-the-art technology. Discover how the world's greatest beers are crafted. If you are 21 years of age or older, sample our products in the Hospitality Room.
Choose from a variety of brews including seasonal brands and new products. Tour hours are subject to change but roughly go June - August: Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. September - May: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Tour Center is also open Memorial Day Monday and Labor Day Monday.
Budweiser Tours, 3101 Busch Drive,
(707) 429-7595. budweisertours.com
Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California is located only 42 miles from Sacramento. The factory offers free 40 to 45 minute tours that include sample tasting of the products and opportunity to purchase the newest items.
Colorful jelly bean tour and factory includes a restaurant, gift shop and displays. Guests taking the tour line up, wear a paper hat which must be worn during the tour and head upstairs above the factory floor where glass windows allow views. A seasoned guide describes the process of making the candy and TV monitors show videos about production.
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 Tour information 1-800-9-JELLYBEAN (1-800-953-5592) jellybelly.com
Picture-taking is not allowed on this portion of the tour, though they are permitted elsewhere. After the tour is finished, guests are usually given a small sample package of the candy and sent back to the gift shop to finish by sampling Jelly Belly varieties and flavors. Guests often say they didn't realize the process for making a perfect Jelly Belly candy bean takes so much time. Each candy bean is hand inspected after it passes several tests for quality and then is packaged for shipping.
The numbers of beans produced is amazing and the variety of flavors is extensive, with the red, very cherry bean being the most popular. If you are still hungry after consuming the candy or are saving your treats, Jelly Belly Cafe serves Jelly Belly-shaped pizza and hamburgers. Enjoy the Java Bar for espresso drinks, then wander over to the ice cream counter for ice cream cones at an outdoor patio and picnic area or indoor seating. Fairfield, California isn't simply about jelly beans, however.
The city is the seat of Solano County and includes not only new shopping malls and chain restaurants but a beautiful downtown region stretching along the historic Highway 40. Be sure to drive through the downtown to see the sign, shops and county buildings.