Our Passion is Craft Beer
BREW-ed offers world class brewery tours of ASHEVILLE, on-site staff training for servers and bartenders from some of the leading craft beer experts in the country and customized craft beer themed private events. Let us share our passion with you.
World Class Brewery Tours of Asheville
BREW-ed’s Asheville brewery tours are ranked among the best in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine because our brewery tours are more than just a pub crawl. No other brewery tour company in Asheville takes you further into Asheville’s craft beer scene. BREW-ed offers the only brewery tours in Asheville led by Certified Cicerones® , internationally recognized experts on beer. Let an expert show you how Asheville’s local brewers transform four raw ingredients into the huge variety of beer styles available today. Sample some of the best beer in Asheville while learning how to describe beer flavor and hear the stories of "Beer City, USA" from people who have helped Asheville's beer industry grow.
What Can I Expect on a BREW-ed Brewery Tour of Asheville?
Every BREW-ed tour starts by taking guests behind the scenes of Asheville's craft breweries. See the tools Asheville's brewers use to transform the raw ingredients of barley, hops, yeast and water into the delicious variety of beers available in our local tasting rooms. Sample the raw ingredients that produce the unique flavors and aromas in beer and learn how brewers shape those elements to create their vision. Hear the history of each brewery and how each has their own unique niche in the ever-growing Asheville beer scene.
More Than Just Asheville’s Best Breweries
97% of the population of the United States now lives within 10 miles of a craft brewery. While Asheville is certainly a hub for craft beer in the Southeast, with roughly 30 breweries operating in the city limits, there are breweries opening every day all across the country. Find out why the craft beer industry is growing at such a rapid rate and how the microbreweries of the 1970s helped to pave the way for the 5000+ breweries operating in the US today.
Not Your Typical Brewery Tour
While craft beer is certainly BREW-ed's main passion, The city of Asheville is a close second. Asheville is an amazingly vibrant city, and we consider ourselves fortunate to be a part of it. In between stops, BREW-ed's brewery tour guides will share stories from Asheville’s past. Asheville has a fascinating history, and we love sharing some of it with our guests. Hear about the man who took down a mountain and the scandalous past of Lexington Avenue. BREW-ed's craft brewery tour guides are also great resources for recommendations on places to eat, where to stay and for other top activities in Asheville to enjoy while you’re here.
Craft Beer Education
BREW-ed is more than just brewery tours. BREW-ed also offers craft beer education and consulting services to Asheville breweries, bars and restaurants. Asheville has become a craft beer destination, so it is essential that bartenders and servers have the training they need to properly serve our delicious local beer. More than 10 million people visited Asheville last year, and a recent survey determined that craft beer was the primary draw for 14% of them. These knowledgeable beer consumers demand knowledgeable service staff behind the bars of Asheville's breweries and restaurants. BREW-ed’s founder, Cliff Mori, has spent two decades in the hospitality industry and understands how the restaurant business works. With this background, Cliff helped develop the Brewing Sciences programs at both AB-Tech and South College here in Asheville, and he also works as an educator for the Cicerone Certification Program, an international organization dedicated to better beer service. Let BREW-ed give your staff the knowledge they need to best represent Asheville beer.
Craft Beer Themed Private Events
Asheville is known as "Beer City, USA." If you are planning an event in Asheville, incorporating local craft beer is a must. BREW-ed can help create a personalized craft beer tasting event. Perfect for a corporate team building exercise or a fun addition to a wedding weekend, BREW-ed can customize a private downtown brewery tour for your group, guide your friends and family through a private tasting of great Asheville beer at the venue of your choice or help you create your own beer themed special event.
BREW-ed is passionate about the Asheville beer scene. Through our craft brewery tours to our on-site training for beer servers and bartenders, our goal is to share our knowledge of craft beer. If you have any questions for us, please let us know how we can help.