What is Brews Cruise?
Brews Cruise is a mobile brewery tour company providing educational tasting tours to local craft breweries. Brews Cruise offers an exclusive tour experience for those seeking a fun way to learn how craft beer is created and meet the fine folks who work hard to produce this beer locally.
You will learn the process of how beer is made from grain to glass, the difference between beer styles and how to properly taste beer. Whether you are an avid home brewer looking to be inspired, or a craft beer novice who wants to understand the difference between a lager or an ale, we have the tour for you! So sit back, relax and enjoy your cruisin’ experience, because we do the driving for you. Cruises typically stop at three local breweries and you will leave with a better understanding of the creative process behind beer production. And for those of you who like to get some exercise between beers, we also offer walking tours at some locations.
In addition to an array of public tours we offer, we specialize in corporate groups, private tours, wedding parties and everything in between. Please visit any of our Brews Cruise sites and click on the calendar to book your tour today.
*Please note each Brews Cruise location has their own calendar, schedule, and reservation guidelines.
About Brews Cruise, Inc.
Mark & Trish Lyons officially launched the Asheville Brews Cruise tour in 2006. At that time, there were only four breweries operating in Asheville and the craft beer scene was just beginning to develop.
The Lyons’ goal was to create something to enhance the burgeoning craft beer scene and showcase a unique side of Asheville. They wanted to create a mobile tour experience that would be educational, connective, and above all: a fun way to experience locally crafted beer. The tour was a hit! Visitors to Asheville loved it, and locals loved to show off the beer scene when they had friends or family visiting and have someone else to do the driving.
Soon, people were asking how they could get a tour like this started in their city. As the craft beer scene began growing all over the nation, this tour concept soon became applicable to many cities. So Mark and Trish decided to trademark the name and help others get their own Brews Cruise started.
They now license their brand and concept and provide consulting and educational trainings around the U.S. Currently with 12 operating locations, Brews Cruise has expanded to become the industry leader in mobile educational brewery tours. Think your city needs a Brews Cruise? Please click the Business Opportunities tab today.
Mark & Trish Lyons
Owners, Brews Cruise, Inc.
Bring on the Beer: Asheville, NC’s Brews Cruise
36 Hours in Asheville, N.C.
photo by Rebecca D'Angelo for The New York Times
In recent years, Asheville has come to rival Portland, Ore., as a center for craft beer, and the city now claims to have more microbreweries per capita — from places like Green Man Brewery (greenmanbrewery.com) with its cask-conditioned beers, to the hip Wedge Brewing Company (wedgebrewing.com) in the River Arts District. You can try a few on an Asheville Brews Cruise tour (brewscruise.com), or linger at the cozy, student-friendly Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Avenue; 828-254-1281; ashevillebrewing.com), which has a bar, arcade and movie theater (tickets $3). Settle down in front of the large screen with a pint of Rocket Girl or Ninja Porter and a quite respectable pizza (toppings include Spam, as well as smoked Gouda and artichoke hearts) ...read the entire article HERE