Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom World Beer Tour

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Now this is a point system! Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom has rolled out a rewards program that will undoubtedly have customers seeing double in no time (and could potentially serve as a boon for local taxi drivers as well). Members of the World Beer Tour loyalty program can earn points and receive rewards, albeit the method in which they accrue awards depends on the point system that their local Old Chicago restaurant employs. For these specifics, it is best to refer to the Old Chicago website:

World Beer Tour (Beer-Based):

If your Home Store sponsors this version of the World Beer Tour, your rewards will be calculated on the number of beers electronically credited to the completion of your Tour. Mini-tour beer credits will apply to both the current mini-tour and your 110 World Beer Tour.

World Beer Tour (Visit-Based):

If your Home Store sponsors this version of the World Beer Tour, your rewards will be calculated on the number of visits you make to our Old Chicago locations. Visit credits are recorded on your card when it is swiped. All prizes, including Mini-Tour prizes, are awarded based on the number of times you visit our locations. Limit one visit credit per day. No purchase necessary. You can still track your specific beers on your World Beer Tour card.

World Food & Foam Tour (Point-Based):

If your Home Store sponsors this version of the World Beer Tour, your rewards will be calculated on the accumulation of points. Points are accumulated at the rate of 1 point for $1.00 spent on food and non-alcoholic beverages, excluding tax and gratuity. Points are rounded up at $0.50 and rounded down at $0.49 and below. You can earn up to 500 points per day. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 1000 points total at any given time. At the 1000 points earned limit, you must redeem points, in order to accumulate additional points. Points are not awarded for the purchase of gift cards or merchandise. Only the member paying the bill may accumulate points. If a bill is paid by credit card, the name on the card must match the name on the World Beer Tour card. World Beer Tour Points are only awarded for checks that are paid for with cash, credit card, or purchased gift cards. If a portion of the check is paid for with a discount, gift certificates, or promotional gift card, Members cannot accrue points for that portion of their check. Members cannot accrue points for purchased with stored value or Foamer Bucks from their World Beer Tour card or purchases that are paid with gift cards that were issued to you for redeeming their World Beer Tour points. Any errors on guest check receipts must be adjusted on the day the transaction was made. Mini-Tour participation rules may vary depending on your Home Store location. You can still track your beers on your World Beer Tour card. World Beer Tour accounts (including any accumulated points or prizes) for Home Stores in Arizona will automatically expire after 9 months of inactivity. LAWS MAY PROHIBIT ACCUMULATION OF POINTS FROM ALCOHOL PURCHASES.

 Judging from the information available on the website, it does seem that the “beer based” point system is prevalent at most locations. With the “beer based” rewards program, intrepid imbibers will earn points for every beer that they drink, with a complete “tour” consisting of a World Beer Tour member buying (and consuming) all 110 beers on tap at Old Chicago. During a member’s first tour, they will receive:


10th beer:

Custom Deck of WBT Playing Cards

25th beer:

WBT Clip-on Watch and Compass

40th beer:

Old Chicago Bottle Opener

55th beer:

WBT T-Shirt

70th beer:

WBT Travel Mug

85th beer:

WBT Baseball Cap

100th beer:

WBT Travel Cooler

110th beer, Tour Completion:

WBT Sweatshirt and your name on the Hall of Foam

Old Chicago ensures that World Beer Tour members will have plenty of incentive to stick around after their first tour around the beer world. Old Chicago rewards the regulars with an array of prizes, which should keep the bartender busy and the customers cheery:


You’ll receive $20 in electronic Foamer Bucks at the 55th beer and these great prizes at the completion of the tour:

Tour 2:

Long-Sleeved WBT T-Shirt

Tour 3:

Custom WBT Gym Bag

Tour 4:

WBT BBQ Grill Set

Tour 5:

WBT Windbreaker

Tour 10:

Engraved Stein and…a special VIP World Beer Tour Card

Tour 15:

Old Chicago Fleece Jacket

Tour 20:

Old Chicago Stadium Seat

Tour 30:

Old Chicago Wheeled Duffel Bag

Tour 40:

Leather Sleeved Letter Style Jacket

Tour 50:

Pizza Party for you and 10 friends

The World Beer Tour also comes with perks that are independent of the points system. Every Wednesday, World Beer Tour members are invited to World Beer Tour Wednesday, where members can “enjoy special offers, learn more about featured beers, join exclusive members-only parties and score other great benefits.” Members also receive a free one topping medium pizza during their birthday month. For a complete list of terms, conditions, and information about the World Beer Tour, visit the Old Chicago website.