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Experience Charleston uniquely with a Professionally Guided tour highlighting local culture and charm through its thriving craft beer scene.

Enjoy generous samples as we explore renowned local breweries, each offering a glimpse into the city’s brewing techniques and flavors.

Ride along on the rollicking Brews Cruiser for a safe and sociable journey that connects you with the heart of Charleston’s craft beer community.

It’s more than just beer—it’s a way to experience the city’s local flavor and friendships!

Private and Corporate Tours

Take your group on board the Charleston Brews Cruise and let our local experts show you around.

Your specialized tour could visit local sites for everyone to participate in fun activities. It could incorporate a round of golf, a visit to a historical site, live music, and many more options.

With these private tours, we can be flexible on start times and pick-up and drop-off locations.

Let us know any specific places your group would like to visit. We will do our best to accommodate them on your private tour. We love trying to make the impossible possible! Learn more…

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About Us

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Charleston is known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, friendly people, and now, for its beer!

Experience a taste of Charleston’s flourishing beer scene with an exclusive tour of the local craft breweries.

Our brewery tours offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the art, science, and passion inside every glass of great beer, all while enjoying generous samples of unique Charleston brews.

Charleston Brews Cruise is ideal for bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding parties, corporate groups/team-building activities, and any avid craft beer drinker.

Discover Charleston and our incredible beers on a Brews Cruise!

Meet Coby Glass

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As the Charleston Brews Cruise owner, I enjoy educating and entertaining people from all over the world.

Our tours are filled with stories, history, and thought-provoking dialogue interjected with humor and trivia.

I am both a Certified Cicerone® and a Tour Guide licensed in the City of Charleston, and I am the only person I know to be both.

My professional experience has long been in the beer industry, focusing on managing high-end beer portfolios in a multi-state area.

Hop on board to learn more over a few fine Charleston beers!

Tour Partners

We've Done This Tour Twice November 2023

We’ve done this tour twice now and enjoyed each one immensely! Definitely a great way to try new beers and learn history from Coby!

– Allison M. | Google
Excellent Bruise Cruise! November 2023

We had a fantastic time they were 17 of us. It was the best Coby was fantastic.

– Linda K. | Tripadvisor
I Would Absolutely Take This Tour Any Day Of The Week! November 2023

We had a fantastic time with this tour and I cannot recommend it enough! We did the Pubs, Taverns, and Taprooms tour on a Wednesday in late October. Coby was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. The breadth of Charleston history that he was able to cram into 3 hours was incredible. He covered broad themes in Charleston history through many detailed and riveting stories of smaller events. While we almost failed the only "test" he gave us, I would give him an A+. In addition to the history, his knowledge of beer led us to some really great picks at each stop.

– Angela T. | Google
Pub Crawl November 2023

Coby was an amazing tour guide!!! So knowledgeable and fun. We had a great time. Highly recommend!!!

– Nomad751347 | Tripadvisor
Trio in Charleston October 2023

My wife and I joined Coby Glass on October 19, 2023 on the Pub Tour. We had a wonderful time. Coby did a great job, bringing historical information, comedy and excellent information regarding the brewery's we visited the multiple beer options to choose from. We loved the back alleys and short cuts we took as we walked around town. Coby was very willing to answer all of our questions. It was money well spent.

– Sightsee23726058645 | Tripadvisor
Amazing. Super informative. Very fun July 2023

Amazing. Great guy. Couldn't ask for a better bachelor party activity. Easy going. Very knowledgeable. Suprisingly Learned a lot about beer, but had so many laughs along the way. You would make a mistake not to do this. Coby is a true friend one time opportunity!

– David W. | Tripadvisor
Two Thumbs Up! July 2023

I really enjoyed it. Loved the facts and history that Coby knew. My dad had a great time! Even though I’m not a beer drinker I still loved the tour. Thanks Coby

– Joi J. | Tripadvisor
Amazing! July 2023

Our guide was very insightful and provided a great amount of stories and history! Enjoyed our experience.

– Andrew | Tripadvisor
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Overall Excellent Tour June 2023

Coby was great. Very enthusiastic. Great history lesson on all things Charleston while doing the Pubs and Taverns Tour. It was an overall excellent tour that all 9 of our participants very much enjoyed.

– Dan C., Yonder
Fantastic Tour! June 2023

Coby is incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Does an excellent job making the tour informative AND funny. Highly recommend a Charleston Brews Cruise

– Josh B. | Google
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Tour was amazing! May 2023

Coby was awesome and we had a great time. We would do it again!

– Amy M., Yonder
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Highly Recommend May 2023

Coby was fun educational and energetic. This was my 3rd time on the tour and he kept it fresh.

– Angelo V., Yonder
Coby Was Fantastic! May 2023

I've got multiple degrees in history and a DEEP LOVE for craft beer, and I 1) had a Great time and 2) learned something! Definitely worth the $. You'll leave with new friends!!

– Amber S. | Google
Exceeded Expectations! May 2023

We had a great time with our tour guide/ chauffeur/ beer expert Coby. We were expecting flight-sized pours but were pleasantly surprised to have 9 oz glasses for each self-poured option! Don’t hesitate to book this tour- it’s a great blend of Charleston history, beer history, and social adventure.

– Holly K. | Tripadvisor
Day Drinking Brewery Tour May 2023

Great tour, went to 3 different breweries and the tour guide Coby was very knowledgeable and passionate about the tour.

– Shekari | Tripadvisor
Awesome, entertaining trip and a great opportunity to meet other fun, loving people. May 2023

We had a great time on our day drinking brews cruise with Coby. Coby is an outstanding tour guide, who teaches by telling intricate and very entertaining stories that will help you remember things you never thought you wanted to know about beer. We had such a great time and loved our fellow cruisers so much that we all ended up having dinner together afterwards at Henry’s. Thank you Coby for a great trip and an excellent way to kick off our weekend!

– Kent S. | Tripadvisor
Worthy Brewery Tour April 2023

Awesome brewery tour! Coby was knowledgeable and informative. He is a registered Charleston Tour Guide and a Level 2 certified Cicerone. Great stories and great info on the local and world beer scene. Began the tour with strangers, ended with friends. Highly recommend!!

– Chris T. | Tripadvisor
The Best Rainy Saturday April 2023

If you’re looking for something to do on a rainy spring day in Charleston, I highly recommend taking this tour. Coby was a fantastic host who was full of energy, great stories about both Charleston and beer and extremely patient as the consumption increased. We really enjoyed the time spent with both old, and new friends and I hope our paths cross once again.

– John M. | Tripadvisor
Awesome Way To Spend A Day In Charleston!! March 2023

This was great private tour! Coby was very knowledgeable about the area and beer making it a fun way to see Charleston. The bus picked us up & dropped us off in Isle of Palms so we didn’t have to coordinate Ubers which was a huge plus. We would definitely recommend it to a group of beer lovers or anyone wanting to have some fun (like us)!

– Katherine C. | Tripadvisor
Can't Recommend This Any More! March 2023

Coby makes this tour. Came here in a bachelor's party and this was one of the highlights. Coby is tremendously knowledge on beer and chooses beers you'd never try but love. He's got stories that blow your mind.

– Jeb K. | Google
Fantastic Tour, Will Book Again March 2023

Coby was amazing! We actually did 2 tours with him… he is so knowledgeable about beer AND Charleston that you absolutely cannot go wrong with this tour. He makes you feel incredibly comfortable and was helpful. I would definitely take another tour with Coby next time I come to Charleston!! Cheers!!

– Leigh Ann B. | Tripadvisor
Fun Friday Happy Hour March 2023

My party and I did the Friday Night Happy Hour tour and did we have such a great time! Coby was a super knowledgeable host and had the music queued up and ready to rock the minute we stepped on the bus. We were able to do two different breweries with excellent beer selections. We also appreciated that the tour took the guesswork out of Friday night plans! The pick up and drop off location were easy to find and centrally located. I would highly recommend booking this tour!

– Maureen H. | Tripadvisor
So Much Fun! February 2023

I did the day drinking tour with a group of girlfriends, and we all had a great time. Coby is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. We got to try a super wide variety of beers. Highly recommend!

– Megan M. | Google
GREAT Experience For Any Beer Enthusiast In Charleston! January 2023

I booked a private Happy Hour Brews Cruise tour for a bachelorette party, and Coby showed us such a wonderful time! We learned, laughed, drank (😆), and SANG a lot. So much fun, 10/10 on the playlist too! Thanks for taking great care of us, Coby! We’ll be telling our friends how much fun it was.

– addisoncook | Tripadvisor
Entertaining Tour January 2023

Coby was a great tour guide He had an amazing balance between learning the history of brewing along with mixing in fun to make it an easy process to follow. We had a variety of ages in our group. Coby was very entertaining and I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston!

– Sightsee670062 | Tripadvisor
Perfect Tour For A Girl's Trip!!! January 2023

My friend's and I were visiting Charleston for a girl's trip and found this brewery tour through Google and man are we so happy we booked this one! Coby was absolutely amazing and insanely knowledgeable! He made the tour so much fun for us! I highly recommend booking your tour with Coby, he will not disappoint!

– Natalie J. | TripAdvisor
Coby Was Outstanding! January 2023

Went with my parent, sister, and significant others and it was phenomenal. I don’t enjoy beer, but I enjoyed everything we tried. Highly recommend

– Haley H. | Google
Educational and Fun January 2023

We had a great time on this tour. When we have done similar tours in the past, we were basically dropped off and picked up. Coby actually stays with you, picks the beers out for you, and teaches you the history and background of the style of beer you are sipping on. It is a full experience and Coby had such interesting stories. We all enjoyed it and would recommend it.

– KendB_11 | TripAdvisor
Coby, Beer, and Charleston December 2022

Coby Glass was an absolute gentleman and scholar. His knowledge of beer was tremendous and he kept the group entertained and lively. Beer, history, and the company of great human....what else can you ask for!

– John G. | TripAdvisor
Don't Miss This Tour! November 2022

We had a private tour booked and Coby did a great job of keeping us entertained for the entire duration of the experience - in and out of the breweries. He had great knowledge of the history of both the beer, and the city itself, and the tour was much more insightful than we expected. Additionally - You will drink a ton of beer, and a very diverse selection as well. Would definitely book another tour with Coby.

– john082199 | TripAdvisor
Coby Is The Man November 2022

Coby is the best tour guide in Charleston, very friendly and kept the tour entertaining. If you are a beer consumer then Coby's wealth of hops knowledge is for you. Will be doing this tour again with family and friends.

– Mike | TripAdvisor
Must Do Tour In Charleston! October 2022

Spent 4 days in Charleston and this was the highlight of our visit. Coby was outstanding! He's extremely knowledgeable and provided information in a fun and interesting way. I learned more than I knew I needed to know about beer. Highly recommend you spend an afternoon with him on the tour.

– David S. | TripAdvisor
Great Experience! September 2022

Was a great experience the tour guide Alex was amazing and had great on the breweries, the beer, and the city! Highly recommended for a group looking for a good time!

– Ryan S. | TripAdvisor
Gotta Do This Tour! August 2022

Coby is the Best! We had so much fun drinking and getting great stories! From the 12 different beers to the tunes on the Cruiser this was 4 hours of the most fun we had in Charleston!

– Ana B. | TripAdvisor
Great Experience, Must Do While In Charleston July 2022

Coby is the man! We went for a bachelor party and was one of the highlights of the trip. Learned more about beer in one session than I’ve learned from plenty of experience previously, and had an amazing time for the full three or four hours, nonstop fun.

– Leaf | TripAdvisor