Asheville Brewery Tours

Led By Asheville Beer Experts

Award Winning Brewery Tours Led By Asheville Beer Experts

Our brewery & history walking tours were named among the best in the world by both National Geographic and TripAdvisor because they are more than just another pub crawl. We offer the only beer tours in Asheville, NC led by internationally recognized beer experts. 

Our expert guides will take you behind the scenes of some of the best breweries in downtown Asheville’s South Slope neighborhood. You’ll sample several delicious beers at every stop all while getting a true insider look at craft beer. And our tours are more than just beer! In between breweries we share Asheville’s fascinating local history. So, if you’re looking for something more than the typical brew tour, come join us.

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Choose Your Asheville Brewery Tour

Thursdays 5:30-7:30

Our Thursday tours start at Hi-Wire Brewing in downtown Asheville and head to Catawba Brewing, one of Western NC's brewing pioneers.
2 Breweries in 2 Hours - $45

Fridays 2:00-5:00

On Fridays our brewery tours start at Asheville Brewing Company before heading to Twin Leaf Brewery and finishing at Catawba Brewing.
3 Breweries in 3 Hours - $60

Saturdays 11:30-1:30

Saturday's early brewery tour starts at Hi-Wire Brewing's original South Slope brewery before heading to Brhamari Brewhouse, a local favorite.
2 Breweries in 2 Hours - $45

Saturdays 2:00-5:00

Our Saturday afternoon tours start at Hi-Wire Brewing before heading to Catawba Brewing and finishing at Green Man.
3 Breweries in 3 Hours - $60

Sundays 1:00-3:00

Our Sunday brewery tours start at Hi-Wire Brewing's south slope brewery and finish at Catawba Brewing. A great weekend wrap!
2 Breweries in 2 Hours - $45

Private Brewery Tours

If you've got a group of six or more and want to customize a private tour, let us know! You choose the breweries and the time, and we'll help you plan your own adventure!

What Our Guests Are Saying About Our Tours

Josh B
Josh B
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Awesome Tour! Our guide, Cliff, was extremely knowledgeable, upbeat and a pleasure to travel with. He takes a lot of pride in educating others and has the answer to any question you throw his way. Not to mention, plenty of beer to try all along the way!Awesome Tour! Our guide, Cliff, was extremely knowledgeable, upbeat and a pleasure to travel with. He takes a lot of pride in educating others and has the answer to any question you throw his way. Not to mention, plenty of beer to try all along the way!
Melissa V
Melissa V
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Cliff is very knowledgable and kept the tour very interesting and very funny. I enjoyed getting to try a variety of beers. This was a great tour and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys beer.
kris c
kris c
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I can see why this tour was getting 5 stars! We were looking for a little something different- more than just a roving beer drinking party. The website is pretty spot on for the experience you will be having. We had about 15 people in our group, but it felt much smaller. (Some in the group paid the reduced price for just the tour and not the beer, an option for those couples where one is not a beer drinker!) We did the three hour tour- went to three different breweries with a sampling of at least three different types at each. But throughout those 3 hours Cliff gave us a beer education from A to Z, and dropped in some Asheville history along our way. Such a fun afternoon, HIGHLY recommend!! And, if you sample everything he is giving out, you better have some other ideas for after the tour ends, on foot. THANKS CLIFF!
DrFord
DrFord
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Our guide Cliff gave us a really interesting talk on the history of the town and the area, as well as a great insight into the differing brewing processes and we tasted some brilliant beer.
Allison E
Allison E
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I’ve been on several brewery tours in the past but none that have been anywhere near the experience this one was. The guide was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable about all things beer and Asheville. The “tastings” were VERY generous pours. This is the only brewery tour you need to know about if you are planning a trip to Asheville!!
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Asheville Brewery Tour Gift Certificates Are Also Available

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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 perspective of this great mountain town.

Named Best Brewery Tour by National Geo and TripAdvisor

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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 points out the subtlety and nuance of each delicious beer style. 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“!

Tour Asheville Breweries and Learn Local History

BREW-ed’s tours are more than just a pub crawl! Our beer tours offer a complete immersion into Asheville’s craft beer scene. Discover how Asheville’s brewers transform four raw ingredients into the huge variety of beer styles available today as your expert tour guide leads you through the brewing process. Get special access to some of Asheville’s best breweries and hear the stories behind the pints. And while Asheville is known for great craft beer, the city also has an exciting past. In between stops your tour guide will share stories of how this little mountain town became the destination it is today.

Explore Asheville History

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Asheville, NC has long provided a mountain escape from the drudgery of everyday life. In the early days, Asheville’s famous sanitariums and mineral hot springs provided clean mountain air and healing waters to lowland planters from the South and industrialists from the North. Today, people are drawn to the mountains to hike, bike and explore great restaurants and local breweries. Your tour guides will share Asheville’s past with you as we move between craft breweries. You’ll leave with a sense of how this spot on a drover’s trail became the world class food and beer travel destination it is today.

Beer Tours Led By Beer Experts

Every one of our Asheville brewery tours is led by a Certified Cicerone®, an internationally recognized expert when it comes to beer. Our guides are obsessed with beer and use that passion for craft brewing to run the most unique beer tours Asheville has to offer.    

Walking Brewery Tours Let You Experience Asheville

Downtown Asheville is home to fifteen breweries. Why not walk? Our walking brewery tours of downtown Asheville visit multiple breweries and let you experience the city. 

Asheville was a cosmopolitan playground for the wealthy during the roaring twenties, earning it the nickname “The Paris of the South,” but slipped into hibernation for nearly fifty years. Find out why and how Asheville came back to become the tourism destination it is today.

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Tour South Slope Breweries

Asheville has 15 breweries in the downtown area alone. A collection of old warehouses towards the southern end of the downtown historic district has been revitalized into an unofficial brewery playground. The South Slope neighborhood, as it’s known, is home to more than a half dozen craft beer producers, so it provides the perfect backdrop for our brewery walking tours. We can share Asheville’s history as we visit breweries that are each very different from one another, despite their close proximity.

Enjoy Great Asheville Beer

At each stop, our guides will pour several award winning beers to showcase what makes each brewery unique, including small batch beers you can’t get anywhere else! There is no limit to the range of flavors and aromas in craft beer, so we encourage tour participants to try everything! Our greatest compliment is when we hear you’re enjoying a beer you never would have ordered on your own.

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. It’s tough to make a decision sometimes, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to choose the best brewery tour for you.

THE FINE PRINT ON OUR ASHEVILLE BREWERY TOURS

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.

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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COVID Update

Coronavirus Restrictions in NC

Breweries continue to operate in limited capacities in phase 3. This means we can run tours, but we must keep our group sizes smaller and sometimes have to make changes to the posted itineraries on our site. Thank you so much for understanding and working with us during these crazy times!