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Old Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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I Love Aruba Balashi Beer Brewery Tours

Anyone know the details for a visit & tour of the brewery? We're renting a vehicle so I just need to know days, hrs. and any requirements...close toed shoes, pants, etc.

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Old Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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Check at your hotel to find out what days they have their tours, and make a reservation. My husband and sons went and really enjoyed it. Closed toe shoes and long pants were required. They have a place for lunch and of course a Balashi when the tour is finished which they also enjoyed. Definitely worth going - also great is the tour of the water plant where they purify sea water into drinking water.
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Old Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 10:49 PM
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Check at your hotel to find out what days they have their tours, and make a reservation. My husband and sons went and really enjoyed it. Closed toe shoes and long pants were required. They have a place for lunch and of course a Balashi when the tour is finished which they also enjoyed. Definitely worth going - also great is the tour of the water plant where they purify sea water into drinking water.
I didn't realize you could tour the water plant! Any details on that?

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Old Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 10:56 PM
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Tours are Monday through Friday by reservation only 523-6544 or 597-6544 (if calling from the U.S. dial 011-297 then #). Closed shoes are required and no tank tops allowed for safety and sanitary reasons. Balashi Beer Garden is open from 6:30 am-2:00 pm. Tour fee is $6 including 1 free drink. Kids under 12 are free.


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Old Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 10:58 PM
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The tour of the W.E.B. plant is fascinating and shows how they take the salt out of the sea water and puurify it into safe drinking water.
This plant is the second largest in the world. The procedure is the same - check with your front desk to see when the tours are and make a reservation. Enjoy!
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Old Friday, September 28th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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I didn't realize you could tour the water plant! Any details on that?

thx.
We've toured both the Balashi Brewery and the water plant - both are very interesting. The Balashi tour is only once per day - think it started around 9:30am and the tour lasted about an hour.

Here's the info on the web plant tour:

Desalination Plant : the "WEB" Water and Electricity Plant:
Tours every Thursday starting at 9:00am (no small children allowed on the tour or premises)
You must have reservations (they take a max of 8 of people): (297) 525 4600
The cost is free and our guide refused a tip. You need to wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and no tank tops (and you will look as wonderful in your hard hat as I do below! LOL!!!)


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Old Thursday, November 19th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has an email address so I could arrange the tour in advance? I do not want to wait until we get there in case we cannot get in.

Daughter needs to do this for an educational opportunity while on vacation.

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Jill
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