In May 2006, founders Mark and Trish Lyons inaugurated Brews Cruise with mobile tours of Asheville, North Carolina’s fine craft breweries. The Lyons’ goal? To share their enthusiasm for exceptional breweries and leave cruisers with a better understanding of the creative process behind beer making. Over the last 8 years, Brews Cruise locations have expanded to Denver CO, Charleston SC, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, "Space Coast" FL, Las Vegas NV and now Nashville TN!
We moved to Nashville in late summer of 2008. Both from the South originally (Seth is from Arkansas and I’m from Texas) we were excited to relocate to Music City, the center of all things southern! Not long after arriving, we fell in love with the friendly people, beautiful scenery, amazing history and the feeling of being in a big city with a small town vibe. We knew we had found a place to settle for good.
Seth and I often took the 4 hour drive east to Asheville, NC to visit our good friend Shawna Hart, who is the General Manager for the Asheville Brews Cruise. While visiting in 2012, the subject of a Nashville Brews Cruise came up in conversation between the three of us. The owners of Brews Cruise Inc, Mark and Trish Lyons, were interested in getting a Nashville cruise running. I was thinking of starting a different career, something with which I could use my management and customer service background. The fact that this business would put a spotlight on Nashville’s local craft breweries, and would give people yet another reason to visit the city, inspired us to seize the opportunity. Introducing local beer to people who may never have tried it? Sign us up! Plans for the Nashville Brews Cruise started being made as soon as we got home from Asheville.
We want to invite you to join us on the Nashville Brews Cruise! Hop on board for an educational and fun tour of Nashville’s best known and up-and-coming craft breweries. Let us give you a taste of Music City while you go Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’!