Context Travel’s new tasting tour traces Brits fondness for ale through a beer walk in London. The Ales and Pubs: Sipping the History of British Beer itinerary features visits to pubs and breweries from the East End to Hackney. However, the exact itinerary is based on an individual groups’ interests and preferences. During the 3-hour walk, a Context Travel expert teaches guests about the role of public houses (pubs) and beer in British history and society. Tastings include selections of regional beers, ranging from well-established producers to new micro-brewers. Group rates start at $122 per guest, plus a $23 tasting fee. Private tour rates start at $457 per party, including tasting fees. Both group options are limited to six participants. For more information, visit contexttravel.com.