Brewery Tours led by internationally recognized beer experts, staff training from Asheville’s leading beer educators, and custom beer themed private events make BREW-ed Western North Carolina’s number one beer education resource.
Walking BREWERY TOURS
Asheville's only expert led beer tour is recognized as one of the best brewery tours in the world. Get behind the scenes access to some of Asheville's best local breweries.
Discover Beer, Discover Asheville.
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.
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.
Brewery tours of Asheville, NC led by certified beer experts
BREW-ed has been named as one of the best brewery tours in the world by both National Geographic and TripAdvisor, because we do things a little differently. Many brewery tours focus on sharing delicious beer as a friendly guide takes visitors between breweries. Our tours share lots of delicious beer, but were created for people looking for a little more knowledge as they drink their way around town. BREW-ed is different because of our people. We are extremely selective in choosing brewery tour guides. Each of our guides has earned the title of Certified Cicerone or higher through the Cicerone Certification Program, the beer world’s equivalent to the sommelier program for wine. This means an internationally recognized expert will be showing you around some of Asheville’s best breweries.
Every one of our Asheville brewery tours starts with a detailed look at the brewing process. You’ll see how brewers can transform four raw ingredients into the huge variety of beer available today. You’ll learn how to critically taste beer and why you prefer some beers over others, and you’ll hear the stories of some of the best breweries in Asheville.
In between stops your brewery tour guide will share some of Asheville’s fascinating local history. Our walking brewery tours allow us to spend some time showing our guests local landmarks and how Asheville has become the travel destination it is today.
THURSDAY BREWERY TOURS
Thursday Brewery Tours (5:30-7:30) tour Hi-Wire Brewing and Catawba Brewing.
SATURDAY BREWERY TOURS
Saturday’s Brewery Tours (11:30-1:30 and 2:00-5:00) tour Hi-Wire, Brhamari, Catawba and Green Man Brewing depending on which you tour you choose.
Friday BREWERY TOURS
Friday Brewery Tours (2:00-5:00) tour Asheville Brewing, Twin Leaf Brewery and Catawba Brewing
SUNDAY BREWERY TOURS
Sunday Brewery Tours (1:00-3:00) tour Hi-Wire Brewing and Catawba Brewing. They are a perfect way to round out your weekend in Asheville.
Beer education and staff training
Craft beer has become an integral part of restaurant service here in Asheville and around the country. In addition to our world class beer tours, BREW-ed works hard to make sure Asheville's servers and bartenders are able to "talk beer" with the 1 million visitors who come to Asheville each year because of our beer scene. Through our staff education programs, students learn how to boost beer sales while lowering costs. Let BREW-ed help make beer more profitable for your bar or restaurant.
Beer themed private events
BREW-ed can liven up any occasion with our special event services. Adding a guided tasting to a corporate retreat, planning a beer-centric wedding rehearsal dinner or simply adding a local beer expert to your event will add a unique Asheville flair. We love sharing our passion for craft beer and have done everything from manning tents at F&B trade shows to hosting custom brewery tours for corporate groups visiting the area. Let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll help you put it together!
BREW-ed was launched in 2013 to raise the level of beer knowledge in Asheville, NC and beyond. Craft beer is part of the local culture here in Asheville, and BREW-ed knows that better educated consumers and better trained service staff will only help to enhance our local beer scene.
BREW-ed was founded by Cliff Mori, Western North Carolina’s first Certified Cicerone®, and one of the first in the world to earn the title of Advanced Cicerone™. Before BREW-ed, Cliff spent many years at the Thirsty Monk, a local beer bar and brewery, helped open Wicked Weed and worked to create the brewing programs at both Asheville-Buncombe Technical College and South College here in Asheville. Helping others understand and appreciate craft beer is Cliff’s passion, and BREW-ed was created with that goal in mind.
When he’s not running brewery tours, Cliff also works for the Cicerone Certification Program, an international organization dedicated to better beer service. In his role as an educator, Cliff travels the Southeast leading students through hands on training programs designed to prepare them for industry exams. As an exam proctor, Cliff tests beer industry professionals on their knowledge and tasting abilities.
BREW-ed combines Cliff’s passion for teaching with the fun and vibrant brewery scene of downtown Asheville.