EXPERT LED BREWERY TOURS IN ASHEVILLE, NC
A behind the scenes Tour of Asheville, North Carolina's best breweries!
Asheville Brewery Tours
Named among the best tours in the world by both National Geographic Traveler and TripAdvisor, a BREW-ed brewery tour takes you behind the scenes of some of Asheville’s best breweries. You’ll see the brewing process from grain to glass as you sip on delicious local craft beer. You’ll hear the stories behind the pints, and we’ll even share some local history along the way.
Private Brewery Tours
Visiting Asheville with family, friends or co-workers? BREW-ed offers private brewery tours of Asheville at no additional cost. Get the undivided attention of our expert guides! Private tours are perfect for your family reunion, bachelor party, girls’ weekend, team building activity or whatever else you might have in mind! You choose the day and time, and we’ll take care of the rest!
A Behind The Scenes Tour of Asheville's Best Breweries!
BREW-ed brewery and history walking tours take you on a fascinating journey into Asheville’s world renowned craft beer scene. Our expert guides will lead you through each step of the brewing process, from sampling the raw ingredients to seeing the tools used to transform them into the delicious final product; all while sampling lots of delicious beer! Our brewery tours are designed to provide a fun and educational experience for anyone interested in Asheville’s legendary breweries.
The BREW-ed Brewery Tour Difference
We started BREW-ed Brewery Tours in 2013 to fill a need in Asheville’s growing beer community. We imagined a tour that would not only share lots of delicious beer from our local breweries, but also educate our guests in a fun and engaging way about one of the world’s oldest beverages.
Since then, we’ve been lucky enough to share our tours with thousands of visitors to Asheville, as well as locals curious about one of our town’s favorite manufacturing industries. Our dedication to giving the best tour possible has earned us recognition from some of the leading travel publications in the US, including National Geographic Traveler, TripAdvisor, and CNN.
At BREW-ed, we believe a brewery tour should leave you with more than just a good buzz at the end… though we know that part is important too!
What You'll Experience On A BREW-ed Brewery Tour
BREW-ed Brewery Tours offers walking tours of some of Asheville’s best breweries. Downtown Asheville is home to 15 craft breweries, so why drive? Our tours focus on the breweries of Asheville’s South Slope neighborhood, and each brewery is a short walk from one another.
But, our walking tours are more than just a tour of Asheville’s breweries. They provide a unique and immersive experience into Asheville’s craft beer culture. Because we offer walking tours, we don’t waste time looking for parking spots or sitting in traffic. We spend our time sharing local beer and stories of Asheville’s beer industry with our guests. Our knowledgeable guides share their passion for local beer and the history of Asheville’s craft beer industry, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bus tours.
At BREW-ed, we believe that the best way to experience a city is by foot, and our brewery tours offer an environmentally conscious and enjoyable way to explore Asheville’s craft beer scene!
All of our downtown Asheville brewery tours are led by Cicerone certified tour guides; internationally recognized experts when it comes to beer. As our
In between stops, we’ll share stories of Asheville’s past. It’s an old town with a fascinating history and our walking beer tours give us an excellent opportunity to share it with you.
On A BREW-ed tour, you’ll go into areas of Asheville’s breweries that are off limits to regular customers. You’ll see firsthand the tools and processes Asheville’s brewers use to create your favorite beers as your expert guide leads you through the process.
We will show you how brewers transform barley, hops, yeast and water into the huge variety of great beer styles available today.
While today Asheville is known as Beer City USA, the city has a fascinating past. From Asheville’s early days as a resting spot on a drover’s trail to the boom times of the 1920s and the bust of the Great Depression, Asheville has seen a lot.
At BREW-ed, we aim to share some local history on every tour. Our guides love this city, and are excited to share it with our guests!
Award Winning Brewery Tours
Our tours have been ranked among the best in the world by both National Geographic Traveler and TripAdvisor because we are more than the typical brew bus. Our guides are passionate about craft beer and have spent their careers working in the industry. This passion means we can take you on the best brewery tour Asheville has to offer. Come nerd out with us on great Asheville beer in “Beer City USA”!
How To Book Your Brewery Tour
Buy Your Tour Tickets
Purchase your brewery tour tickets online. We make the process super easy, but if you have any trouble we’re just a quick phone call away.
Meet At The First Stop
All of our tours meet at the first brewery on the itinerary. We focus on touring breweries in the South Slope area of downtown Asheville.
Enjoy Great Beer
Let your expert brewery tour guide take you behind the scenes of Asheville’s local beer industry while sharing lots of delicious beer!
Book Your Asheville Brewery Tour!
We Tour Asheville's Best Breweries!
Our beer tours include Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Twin Leaf Brewery, Eurisko Beer Company and Urban Orchard Cidery. Choose the right tour for you, or send us a request to create a private tour.
What Our Guests Think About Our Brewery Tours!
Have a Question About Our Tours?
Are your brewery tours near me? Can I bring my dog, cat, imaginary friend? Check out our FAQ below or contact us directly. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to choose the best brewery tour for you!
All of our tours start at the first brewery on the itinerary that day. When you arrive at the brewery, let the bartender know you are there for the tour, and they will point out your expert brewery tour guide.
Our tours focus on the breweries of Asheville’s downtown South Slope neighborhood. We often include Catawba Brewing, Twin Leaf Brewery and Green Man.
Brewery tour tickets include access to a local beer expert who will guide your tour, as well as all of the beer samples offered at each brewery. Food and merchandise are not included in the brewery tour ticket price.
We limit our group sizes to provide a more personal experience for our guests. Our standard tours are capped at 14 people. If you have a larger group, please ask us about our private tours.
Yes! Though, I can’t promise they’re super interesting for kids; unless your kids are beer and Asheville history fans… My recommendation is that if you’d like to bring your child, they are more than welcome. However, if at any point during the tour your child is not enjoying themselves and affecting the enjoyment of others on the tour, we ask that you please take them away from the group until they are feeling better. And no, small children don’t need tickets, just shoot us a text or email to let us know to expect some kids that day. Adult children 18+ can buy a non-drinking ticket.
This is honestly a tough one. All of the breweries we visit on our tours have dog friendly areas, we just can’t guarantee based on space/weather/temperature that our group would be hanging out in the dog friendly area at every stop. I would rather you have that information up front than find out that we advertised a dog friendly tour but you can’t go in the production area with your dog, so you miss out on that… My advice is that if you can leave your dog at home, that would be easiest. If you need to bring your dog and are okay with potentially missing some of the tour, your dog is welcome to tag along. Again, just shoot us a text or email as a consideration to let us know.
Yes, there is free street parking available throughout the South Slope neighborhood (the part of town with the most breweries). There are also several pay lots in the area. Keep in mind that you must pay at the pay lots or they will tow you… Yes, it has happened and it’s a bummer way to end your tour.
Yes. When we started BREW-ed the plan was to maybe get a van at some point. Since then, it’s been eight years and there is so much happening downtown that we have decided not to waste time getting everyone in and out of buses and drive around looking for parking. Our tours are focused on beer and history and walking between stops allows us to share more of both with our guests.
Yes. Though they are advertised as walking tours, walking is not an ability requirement to participate. All of the breweries we visit are wheelchair accessible and we travel between each stop on paved city streets. We consistently adjust the pace of our tours to the ability level of the members of the group, and we never leave anyone behind. Again, not having a van to load in and out of can be a good thing! 🙂