CRAFT BEER TOUR

Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours

Location: Meet your guide at the first brewery or one of the pickup locations. Select during checkout.

Adult

$55.00

6+ guests | $4@ discount.

Designated Driver Ticket

$38.00

Advance tickets are required. Ticketing service fee additional. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable to other tours, times, dates, or Gift Certificate. Tours are held rain, shine, and in all temperatures. We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to weather or other factors if guest safety is a concern, or if there are less than 4 persons on a specific tour. In such cases a full refund is available.

Calendar of Weekly Tours.

Bus tour to 4 local breweries with tastings, special access, and guaranteed fun included! Led by a passionate local guide. Weekly tours.

  • Enjoy four local breweries on each tour. See schedule of breweries below.
  • Includes a beer tasting at the starting brewery, plus a flight at the other three breweries. Plenty of delicious local craft beer!
  • Special access, let's go behind the scenes. We'll learn how each brewery is unique and similar.
  • A few Beer & Brewing 101 lessons, plus examine beer ingredients. Raise your Beer IQ!
  • Water, snacks and a quick "to go" cheeseburger from Texas Tavern provided.
  • Local Hotel pick up and drop off at select locations available.

Public Tours held year round Saturday afternoons.

Saturday tours start at 1:30pm. Duration 4.5 - 5 hours.

Visit 4 breweries. Beer tastings included!

This is a bus tour. Maximum capacity is 14.

This tour is for guests 21 and over only.

Tours take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.

Sorry, this tour can NOT accommodate guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.

Private groups tours available Wednesday - Sunday for groups up to 14.


What to Expect

Discover our “hopping” Roa Craft Beer Tours Logolocal craft beer scene as we visit 4 local breweries.  We’ll  go behind the scenes with special access at a few of the breweries, learn the basics of brewing beer (“Beer Brewing 101”), examine traditional ingredients.  All while tasting a wide variety of delicious craft beer!

Our local guides will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for our local craft beer scene and brewing legacy.

Why Take The Tour?

Whether you’re a craft beer newcomer or a home brewer, you’re sure to enjoy a tour of local microbreweries, lively beer conversation with new friends and the opportunity to sample the work of our local brewmasters.

Today, almost 100 years since Virginia Brewing Company, Roanoke’s first brewery, closed its doors due to Prohibition the Magic City is once again brewing quality flavorful beer. If you’re a visitor to the Star City – join us early in your stay and discover Roanoke like an insider!

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll never view the Roanoke Valley the same again.

Ready To Join Us?

Call (800) 656-0713  or click “BOOK NOW” to purchase tickets.

Still have questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions at bottom of this page.  Or call or email us directly – (540) 309-1781 or email info@TourRoanoke.com

Have a Group?  A Special Occasion?
A Private Beer Tour is Great Fun!

You can schedule a private tour for your group of up to 14 persons on our bus.  We’ll customize your tour to make it a memorable day.  It’s the perfect adventure for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions and other groups. Click PRIVATE TOURS for pricing and more information.

 

We'll start at a downtown Roanoke brewery, then visit 3 more breweries. Plus stop by Roanoke's iconic Tavern for a bite.

Tour Schedule (may vary without notice)

Sat. Dec. 23-Deschutes, Starr Hill, Twin Creeks, Ballast Point
Sun. Dec. 23-Deschutes, Starr Hill, Twin Creeks, Ballast Point

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Ballast Point Brewing, Virginia -

San Diego CA craft beer giant's new east coast facility. It's definietly not a micro-brewery! It's impressive, delicious with stunning views (est. 2017).

Beale's Brewery & BBQ -

So much more and larger than you expect! Refreshing beers made in a sleepy town with secret treasures. Discovered one of them at Beale's. (est. 2017)

Big Lick Brewing Company -

A new larger fun downtown location. With more of the their award winning brews (est. 2014).

Chaos Mountain Brewing -

In the shadow of Cahas Mountain in beautiful Franklin County, award winning beers with a reverence for the irreverent. Come join the "Chaos Family" (est. 2014).

Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room -

Located in the heart of downtown. A tasting room with the "cutest" brewing system. Dechutes2Roanoke! (est. 2017)

Flying Mouse Brewing -

Secluded in a hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the Appalachian Trail we find an oasis of craft beer for the outdoor lifestyle (est. 2013).

Hammer & Forge Brewing Company -

The region's newest micro brewery. Located in a former pharmacy store along the creek in quaint Boones Mill, VA. (est. 2017).

Parkway Brewing Company -

Celebrating our region’s characters, songs and scenes, including, the Blue Ridge Parkway. A family of beers worthy of our history and our special place on the map (est. 2013).

Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers -

A full menu of year round brews plus always a seasonal or two, in a fun "happening" downtown location with a highly experienced brew master (est. 2014).

Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage -

Virginia's second oldest craft brewery's new test kitchen! Brewing new beers and showcasing new music. (est. 2017)

Twin Creeks Brewing Company -

In the heart of suddenly "cool" Vinton, VA, this is truely a brewing that got its start in a garage. Focused on brewing clean crisp beer by enthusiastic owners. (est. 2016).

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Texas Tavern -

Roanoke's iconic 24/7 "after hours" eatery. Home of the "millionaire's club." No Star City adventure would be complete without a tasty cheeseburger (est. 1930).


Where to Meet

The tour starts at a downtown Roanoke brewery then visits 3 additional breweries. The address of the start location will be provided with your eTicket.

Meeting Location

315 Market Street Southeast
Roanoke, VA 24011, United States

Get Directions

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Each tour starts at a brewery in downtown Roanoke. We always return to drop off guests at the starting brewery.  When you purchase tickets this information will be emailed to you along with your eTicket.

Yes, each tour begins at the designated time at the brewery indicated on the ticket. You can meet us there or you can elect to have us pick up you and your party at 3 hotel locations prior to the tour. All guests will be dropped off at the location of their pickup. Please note the pick up times indicated. Drop off at hotel locations will be after the tour is completed at the brewery where it starts. When purchasing tickets you’ll be asked to indicate a pickup/drop off location.

Courtyard by Marriott – Roanoke Airport (front entrance)
3301 Ordway Drive, NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Hotel Phone #: (540) 563-5002
Pick Up Time – Approx. 45 minutes prior to the indicated tour start time.

Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall (front entrance)
5040 Valley View Blvd., NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
Hotel Phone #: (540) 366-4700
Pick Up Time – Approx. 30 minutes prior to the indicated tour start time.

Roanoke Visitor’s Center (across street from Hotel Roanoke)
101 Shenandoah Avenue, NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone #: (540) 342-6025
Pick Up Time – Approx. 20 minutes prior to the indicated tour start time.

We provide, as part of the tour, a tasting at the starting brewery location, plus an average of at least 4 tastings of craft beer at each of the next 3 breweries we visit. Therefore, we’ll provide at least 13 tastings.

Nope, although sampling the selection of craft beers at each brewery is a huge part of the tour. The tour is also intended to be fun and educational, we’ll go behind the scenes and tour the brewery facilities, learn about the brewing process, and experience first hand traditional ingredients. Additionally we’ll share the stories of each brewery and share insight on historical patterns and the current boom in the craft beer movement. All this while spending time with friends and like-minded craft beer fans. That sounds like a fun!

Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination. We strongly urge you to arrange alternate transportation or a DD.  If that’s not possible, we can assist in securing a taxi or other form of transportation to get you safely to your final destination – at your own expense.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"...we envisioned having a great time but had no idea it was going to be THAT much fun! Thank you for a great day!"

Donna H. - via Yelp

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