Award winning brewery tours led by Asheville's craft beer experts

BREW-ed’s walking brewery tours are the best way to get behind the scenes of Asheville, North Carolina’s craft beer industry! Sample delicious local beer, learn how it’s made, and explore local history all in one exciting tour!

Asheville Brewery Tours Led By Asheville Beer Experts

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Downtown 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.

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Private Brewery Tours

Visiting Asheville with family, friends or co-workers? BREW-ed offers private brewery tours of Asheville for groups of six or more at no additional cost. Get the undivided attention of our expert guides. Private tours are perfect for your family reunion, bachelor party, girls’ weekend, corporate retreat or whatever else you might have in mind! You choose the day and time, and we will plan the rest!

An Asheville Brewery Tour Led By Real Experts

All of our downtown Asheville brewery tours are led by Cicerone certified tour guides, internationally recognized experts when it comes to beer. Our guides take you behind the scenes of some of the best breweries in Asheville.

We will show you how brewers transform barley, hops, yeast and water into the huge variety of great beer styles available today. You’ll sample award winning and small batch beers as you learn where your favorite styles come from. You’ll even find out why you prefer some beers over others.

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.

How Does A BREW-ed Brewery Tour Work?

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.

Tour Asheville Beer

Let your expert brewery tour guide take you behind the scenes of Asheville’s local beer industry while sharing lots of delicious beer!

Choose Your Brewery Tour!

Awards From National Geographic and TripAdvisor

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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”!

Walking Beer Tours of Downtown Asheville

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 the South Slope, and each is a short walk from one another.

Our walking tours allow us to share more of Asheville with our guests. 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 craft beer industry with our guests.

Our tours are an eco-friendly alternative to a bus tour, and they allow us to share more of what we love with our guests. 

What Our Guests Think About Us!

Landon Camp
Landon Camp
Google Review
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Had a blast on this tour. Learned a lot and all the beer was amazing. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Asheville.
Rachel Laird
Rachel Laird
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We did this tour as part of a bachelorette party and had a blast!! Cliff was awesome and so interactive/informative! He made sure our crew was involved and never missed a beat!
Joy Leverich
Joy Leverich
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I have been on many brewery tours and this one surpassed all of them by a factor of 100. If you want to learn about beer and Asheville, join this tour!
tarap19902021
tarap19902021
TripAdvisor Review
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This tour was amazing!! I love history and beer so it was perfect for my husband and I. He’s a science and beer lover and it was perfect for him as well! Would recommend to everyone!
burdi1ec
burdi1ec
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Great education about beer and town, lots of samples, very enthusiastic. Worth the price and just the right amount of time. Would do it again!
PegS.
PegS.
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Jo was excellent. She was so knowledgeable and funny as well and generous with the beer! Small group was great too!
Sparkssound
Sparkssound
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The tour was fantastic. Very knowledgeable crew not only about the beer and its details... but the town and the process. Great beer choices and super friendly. Highly recommend to anyone, local or tourists!!
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BREW-ed’s brewery and history walking tours take you on a deep dive into the world of Asheville craft beer. Sample raw ingredients, see the tools brewers use to transform them and enjoy the final product as your expert guide leads you through each beer.

Tour Asheville Breweries

Our beer tours include Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Twin Leaf Brewery, Brhamari Brewhouse and Urban Orchard Cidery. Choose the right tour for you, or send us a request to create a private tour.

Have a Question About Our Beer Tours?

Are your brewery tours near my hotel? 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.

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! 🙂

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