Discover the Best Beer Tours in and around Asheville

New Belgium Brewing Co. recently opened the doors of its Asheville brewing facility for public tours. Locals flocked to the scene, ready to check out the largest craft brewery in Asheville.

But is touring one brewery really enough for any craft brew aficionado?

Western North Carolina has 40+ craft breweries, the vast majority of which are homegrown. Beer makers like Highland Brewing Company and Green Man Brewery have hit the prestigious 20-year marks of their operations. Others like Wicked Weed are becoming nationally known for their award-winning fermentations. But regardless of age or brewing capacity, every beer maker in our region is experimenting with far-reaching styles, local ingredients, and their own unique flair.

Whether you’re ready to paint the town red in Waynesville, Hendersonville, downtown Asheville, or one of WNC’s wonderful spots in between, road safety is paramount. Don’t risk a ticket—let the professionals drive you around instead. In addition to sampling brews from around the region, you might just learn a thing or two about beer and our local brewing community.

Here is a list of the specialty beer tours in Asheville and surrounding areas:
Discover the Best Beer Tours in Asheville


AMAZING PUBCYCLE

A wicked cool BYOB pedal-powered (motor-assisted) tour like no other.

Tours depart from Aloft Hotel or Renaissance Hotel; 40 minutes ($13) or 1.5 hours ($23) with 2 brewery/pub stops

amazingpubcycle.com


ASHEVILLE BREWERY TOURS

A tour through many of Asheville’s breweries, either on foot or in a comfy passenger van.

Tours depart from Bhramari Brewhouse; all 3.5-hour multi-brewery tours $59

101 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

ashevillebrewerytours.com


ASHEVILLE BREWS CRUISE

The original and first brewery tour in Asheville, in the dapper yellow bus.

Tours depart from Hi-Wire Brewing or the Zebulon Vance Memorial at Pack Square; 4-hour multi-brewery tours $59 ($30 for DDs)

ashevillebrewscruise.com


BREW-ed OF ASHEVILLE

An education in beer, led by a Certified Cicerone®, a recognized beer expert.

Walking tours depart from various locations; $37 for 2 stops/2 hours or $50 for 3 stops/3 hours

brew-ed.com


LAZOOM BAND AND BEER BUS TOUR

And now for a completely different kind of ride… (complete with live local music)

Tours depart from the Tasty Beverage and will visit Highland Brewery, Altamont Brewery, and the Wedge Brewing Company; Fridays and Saturdays only; 3 hours, $29

162 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

lazoomtours.com


PUB AND GRUB CRAWL OF BLACK MOUNTAIN

There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends.

6 stops along the walking tour; $48

creativemountainfoodtours.com


SOUTH SLOPE BREWERY TOURS

An exclusive inside look at Asheville breweries, led by the staff of Wicked Weed and Burial Beer.

40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 | 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

$8 for Burial Beer, $12 for Wicked Weed (includes glass)

southslopebrewerytours.com


Not into beer? WNC is a center for all kinds of craft beverages, from beer to kombucha to wine and cider. Here is an alternate tour for the less hops-minded.

THE TROLLEY COMPANY WINE TOURS OF HENDERSONVILLE

A behind-the-scenes tour of two of the finest Henderson County wineries, each with a Provence style.

3.5 hours; $79+ depending on the tour

thetrolleycompany.com

 

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