The 5 Newest Brews Cruise Locations That Are Driving You to Drink Local!
A lot has changed over the past two years, and sometimes it is hard to keep up. It has happened to us, as some of our fans have told us they didn’t know about the five new Brews Cruise locations that have opened recently. Don’t worry, we have put them all in a list for you!
In just the past two years, we have added five new cities to our impressive list of tour companies showcasing local craft beer, wine, spirits, and more.
Here is information about where you can find the five newest locations in the country offering Brews Cruise brewery tours and more!
Chicagoland Brews Cruise
After a successful career in the insurance industry, Kirk was ready for the new challenge of starting his own business. He desired to show off the great beer he knew was being made in his area just outside one of our country’s liveliest cities.
Now he owns and operates Chicagoland Brews Cruise offering his thirsty guests tours of breweries in the city of Chicago and the western suburbs.
His tours include weekly routes that travel around the Wrigleyville neighborhood of the city, a “Sunday Afternoon Countryside Cruise” that visits beer, wine, and spirit producers in the outskirts, and a few different tours in the Fox River Valley historic communities of Geneva and Aurora. In the warmer months, look for tours that explore breweries on bicycles and kayak adventures on the river ending with beer. Website
Coeur d’Alene Brews Cruise
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Founded by Brett, a Post Valley resident, Coeur d’Alene Brews Cruise tours highlight the craft alcohol industry that is dynamically growing in and around Coeur d’Alene.
Located in the panhandle of Idaho, the resort town known locally as CDA is situated on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene and is surrounded by forests, mountains, and natural beauty. Of course, there are great breweries, wineries, and distilleries scattered throughout the area as well.
The tours in CDA include a classic three-stop brewery excursion and other itineraries that stop at multiple producers of craft alcohol. The town is well-known for hosting Ironman events, so be sure to check out The Triathalon tour, which checks out one brewery, winery, and distillery. Website
Fayetteville Brews Cruise
As a military veteran and also a part of an active-duty family, Alaina started Fayetteville Brews Cruise just a few months ago. She wants to show off the community that is home to her family and also to thousands of service members.
The tour itineraries show off the craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries that are located throughout the city and around Cumberland County. Big operations and small shops are scattered around, and all are making fantastic products.
The initial offering is a walking tour of the Cool Springs District, the heart of downtown Fayetteville. But with a recent bus acquisition, you can look for even more tours that will explore craft alcohol locations just a little further out. Website
Huntsville Brews Cruise
Founded by Patrick, an Army veteran who chose the town, the Huntsville Brews Cruise tour itineraries highlight the craft alcohol producers that are located throughout the city and around Madison County.
Long tied to the space industry, Huntsville is also known for its strong technology sector. The city is home to a number of research and development centers, as well as a number of high-tech companies. It is often referred to as the “Rocket City” due to its history in the aerospace industry and its ongoing contributions to space exploration.
The Huntsville Brews Cruise tour offerings include brewery stops in the city and on the outskirts. A “Hops, Oak, and Honey” tour also checks out a brewery, a distillery, and a mead maker. Website
Las Vegas Brews Cruise
Las Vegas, NV
Millions of travelers make their way to the desert oasis year-round, but Las Vegas has not really been known as a craft beer town. Fortunately, this has changed in just the last few years, with many new breweries, wineries, and distilleries now open…and more on their way.
Craig and Mikel left the East Coast a few years ago to make Las Vegas their home. They realized that many people who visit “The Strip” truly miss the key elements of what makes this city great. Much of this vitality is centered around the Arts District and the breweries that call this area home.
They started Las Vegas Brews Cruise by offering walking tours of this vibrant neighborhood. They now also have bus-based tours that explore Las Vegas and the nearby brewing and distilling hub of Henderson, Nevada. Website
Make plans to hop on one of our tours if you are visiting these areas of the country.
In addition, we are always looking for people that have an entrepreneurial spirit to join our Brews Cruise family of owners and operators.
If you are located in a city with a strong tourism draw and a lively craft alcohol industry—that’s definitely a great start.
We are most interested in talking to folks in areas such as Nashville, Charlotte, Denver, New Orleans, and Boise. But we are happy to chat with anyone who is thinking about starting their own brewery tour company.
Learn more about joining our family at our Business Opportunities page.
Don Littlefield is the President of Brews Cruise, Inc. As part of his role, he has traveled to each location to assist the new licensees. While preparing this post, he enjoyed a pint of Boothbay Craft Brewery Thirsty Botanist IPA. Twitter: @BeerinME