Brewery Walking Tours Led By Experts
Award Winning Brewery Walking Tours
Our brewery tours are more than just a pub crawl! They were named among the best in the world by both National Geographic and TripAdvisor, because they are the only brewery tours in Asheville led by internationally recognized beer experts!
Let our team of expert guides take you behind the scenes of some of the best breweries Asheville has to offer!
Exclusive VIP Access To Asheville's Breweries
BREW-ed’s Brewery Tours offer exclusive behind the scenes access to some of Asheville’s best breweries!
See the tools and equipment brewers use up close, as you learn how your favorite beers are made from grain to glass!
Tour production areas off limits to regular customers with your expert brewery tour guide!
Expert Brewery Tour Guides
At BREW-ed, we don’t just claim to be experts, we’ve passed the exams to prove it!
Every BREW-ed brewery tour guide has earned certification through the Cicerone Certification Program, the beer world’s equivalent to the Sommelier Program for wine.
Let an internationally recognized expert lead you to Asheville’s best breweries!
Barley + Hops + Water + Yeast = Beer
So, simple, right? It’s hard to believe these four ingredients can yield such a wide variety of finished products!
The raw materials used in brewing are the foundation to the nearly infinite range of flavors and aromas found in your favorite beers!
BREW-ed’s tours allow you to explore the building blocks of beer as you learn how they come together!
Delicious Asheville Beer
Our tours feature a wide variety of beer styles from Asheville’s best breweries. Whether you’re a fan of lagers or stouts, sours or IPAs, we’ve got you covered!
Our tours force drinkers out of their comfort zones. Who knows? You might even find a new favorite!
What You'll Experience
Our Asheville brewery tours are led by Cicerone certified tour guides; internationally recognized experts when it comes to beer.
Let our team of beer experts guide you to some of the best breweries in town!
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.
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!
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!
Have a Question About Our Tours?
Are your brewery tours near me? Can I bring my dog, cat, imaginary friend? Check out our FAQ 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.
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 ten 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! 🙂
Anything Else I Should Know About Before I Book A Tour?
ALL BREWERY 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 BREWERY TOUR DEPARTURE TO RECEIVE A REFUND.
ALL BREWERY TOUR PARTICIPANTS WHO INTEND TO SAMPLE BEER MUST BE OVER 21 AND ABLE TO PROVIDE PROPER ID UPON REQUEST. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THOSE WITHOUT ID.
BREWERY 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 BREWERY TOUR. THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS WILL BE RESCHEDULED OR REFUNDED.
ALL SAMPLES ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE.
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BREW-ed Brewery Tour Gift Certificates Are Also Available
A brewery tour gift certificate is great for friends and family planning a visit to Asheville. We will show them around some of the best breweries in town and pour plenty of delicious craft beer, all while giving a local’s perspective of our city.