Through amazing brewery tours of Asheville, staff training and private events, BREW-ed is western North Carolina's number one beer education resource. BREW-ed hopes to make the Asheville area as knowledgeable about beer as it is passionate.

 

 

Brewery Tours Of Asheville

Asheville's only expert led brewery tour is recognized as one of the top 15 food tours in the world. Get behind the scenes access to Asheville's best local breweries.

  Discover Beer, Discover Asheville. 

INdustry Professionals

Whether you'd like to boost beer sales at your restaurant or feel more confident taking a beer industry professional exam, BREW-ed will give you the knowledge you need to succeed.

Event PLanners

Are you in charge of planning the perfect event for friends, family or coworkers?  Would you like to incorporate craft beer into your festivities but aren't sure where to start?  BREW-ed can help make your occasion memorable.


WALKING BREWERY TOURS OF ASHEVILLE

REcognized as one of the top 15 food tours in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine

expert tour guides

Every BREW-ed of Asheville brewery tour is led by a Certified Cicerone® , a recognized expert when it comes to beer.  In addition, BREW-ed tour guides have experience working in breweries here in Asheville and are deeply rooted in the local beer community.

LEARN ABOUT BEER

BREW-ed brewery tours are more than just drinking!  You and your friends will learn how beer is made and how to taste it.  You'll get special access to Asheville's breweries and learn the stories behind the pints.

discover ASHEVILLE

Downtown Asheville is home to twelve breweries.  Why not walk?  In between breweries, your BREW-ed guide will share stories of the early days of Asheville while pointing out some of the beautiful architecture that made downtown Asheville the “Paris of the South”.

ENJOY GREAT ASHEVILLE BEER

At each stop, BREW-ed will pour several beers to showcase what makes each brewery unique. 


THURSDAYS FROM 5:30PM-7:30PM ~ $37 PER PERSON

TWO STOPS, TWO HOURS

Thursday BREW-ed Brewery & History Walking tours start at Hi-Wire Brewing located at 197 Hilliard Avenue in downtown Asheville.  From there, the tour will wind through the streets of Asheville to Catawba Brewing.  Find Out More


Fridays from 2pm-5pm ~ $50 per person

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three stops, three hours

Friday BREW-ed Brewery & History Walking Tours meet at Asheville Brewing Company located at 77 Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville.  From there the group will head to Wicked Weed and finally to Catawba Brewing.  More Details.


Saturdays from 11:30AM-1:30PM ~ $37 Per Person

two stops, two hours

Saturday's early Brewery & History Walking Tours are the perfect way to start your day.  Tours begin at Hi-Wire Brewing and finish at Wicked Weed Brewing just in time for lunch.  More Details. 


Saturdays from 2pm-5pm ~ $50 Per Person

three stops, three hours

Saturday afternoon Brewery & History Walking Tours begin at Hi-Wire Brewing, move to Twin Leaf Brewing and finish at Green Man Brewery.  More Details.


Sundays from 12:30pm-2:30pm ~ $37 Per Person

two stops, two hours

Sunday Brewery & History Walking Tours are the perfect way to finish your weekend in Asheville.  Tours begin at Hi-Wire Brewing and finish at Wicked Weed Brewing just in time for lunch.  More Details.


or call 828-278-9255


                                               Proud Member of the Asheville Brewers Alliance
                                                                                   Proud Member of the NC Brewers Guild

the fine print

All tour participants must be over 21 years of age with valid ID. (In North Carolina that means an NC driver's license or NC ID card, any other US state's driver's license, a military ID or a Passport. Out of state ID cards and foreign identification (excluding passports) ARE NOT VALID AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.) If you have someone in your group who would like to come along but isn't going to drink, special accommodations can be made.  Please let us know in advance.

All tours must be booked in advance through this website or by calling (828)278-9255.

Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to tour departure to receive a refund.

Tours will be held rain or shine so please check the forecast and prepare accordingly.

In the event of a natural disaster or some other unforeseen circumstance BREW-ed reserves the right to cancel a tour. Those with reservations will be rescheduled or refunded.

All samples are included in your tour price as well as any gratuities to the staff members at each brewery. 


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READY TO BEGIN YOUR BEER EDUCATION?

Getting started with your own beer education is exciting, but knowing where to begin can be difficult.  I've created the following list of resources to help.  Best part is that you can buy them directly from my site through Amazon.com.

BEER BOOKS FOR EVERYONE

Tasting Beer, by Randy Mosher, is regarded as the "unofficial textbook" for the Certified Cicerone exam.  This text covers everything from the ingredients in beer to the brewing process to glassware and beer styles.  A must have for anyone interested in learning more about beer.

Brooklyn Brewery's Brewmaster Garrett Oliver does an amazing job of illustrating the world of beer and food pairing in a way that is never boring and leaves the reader with a clear understanding of this often frightening topic.

The Oxford Companion to Beer is an encyclopedia for beer.  Every topic from how barley is grown to individual names and histories of glassware is covered.  Not one you'll read from cover to cover, but it's an amazing resource to have at your side.



books about the science of beer

To truly understand how beer is made, you have to know what's going on inside all of those brewery tanks.  The Chemistry of Beer provides detailed explanations about every step in the process from how minerals in water can make or break a beer to how carbonation works to change the flavor of beer.

The late Dr. George Fix wrote one of the most comprehensive books on the Science of Beer.  If you want to know WHY something is happening in your brewery, this book will explain it. 

Yeast is what makes wort turn into beer.  These single cell organisms are an incredibly important part of brewing and this text will help you understand what they're really all about.

Water is the main ingredient in beer.  85-95% of every beer is made of water.  Often overlooked, the composition of the water you use in the brewery can have dramatic effects on the flavors in your finished beer.  If you want to understand the importance of minerals in your water, John Palmer's text is a must read.

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