Duration: Approx. 5 hours
Location: Meet at Deschutes or one of the designated hotel pickup locations (selected during checkout)
Must be 21 or older.
Advance tickets are required. Small ticket fee additional. Tickets are non-refundable. But with 48 hr. notice exchange is possible. Tour held rain, shine. Tour may be cancelled for safety concerns or if four guests or less on a tour.
Starts at 4:00 pm Saturdays. Approx. 5.5 hours duration.
Bring your own food. Food trucks at breweries. Bottled water and bagged snacks on bus.
Enjoy local breweries without the drive. Beverage tastings are not included.
Round trip bus tour. Maximum capacity is 14. See our route schedule below.
Advance tickets are required.
This tour is for guests 21 and over only.
Sorry, this tour can NOT accommodate guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.
Private Hop-On/Off Tours are available for groups up to 14.
With so many breweries & craft beverage venues to be enjoyed, and some a bit of a drive, you now have a convenient, fun and affordable way to visit at least three venues in a night without the worry of driving yourself or being the DD.
Join us for the fun on the Saturday afternoon/evening tour! You’re welcome to bring along food or enjoy a local food truck.
Tour Start – the tour starts 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoons in downtown Roanoke at Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room. Meet the tour bus just outside or ask for pre-tour pick up at three local hotel locations (you’ll do this during ticketing).
Courtyard by Marriott Roanoke Airport – 3301 Ordway Drive, Roanoke, VA 24017; (540) 563-5002.
Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Airport/ Valley View Mall – 5033 Valley View Blvd. North, Roanoke, VA 24012; (540) 366-6300.
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Visitor’s Center (across from Hotel Roanoke) – 101 Shenandoah Ave., NE; Roanoke, VA 24016; (540) 342-6025.
Holiday Inn at Tanglewood – 4468 Starkey Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018; (540) 774-4400.
For large groups of 8 or more, ask about arranging local custom pickup and drop off (Call 540.309.1781 to confirm details).
On every tour we’ll have an pre-established route of breweries and craft beverage venues we’ll visit, from these you’ll choose your own itinerary. Each tour will have 3 stops/loops. Each stop/loop is a group of venues (breweries and other craft beverage locations). You select one venue from each stop/loop to Hop-Off and enjoy. We’ll be back in approx. an hour for you to Hop-On. Each guest chooses one location to Hop-Off and enjoy at each of the 3 loops.
The times indicated at each venue below are the Hop Off the bus/and Hop On the bus times.
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with each venue, or perhaps don’t know which ones you’d like to visit. Our Ambassador/Drive will provide information about each venue to help you decide.
Like to plan ahead instead? That’s OK too, you’re welcome to call or email us in advance for suggests.
At the end of the tour, everyone will Hop On the bus and we’ll head back to downtown Roanoke. We’re happy to offer complimentary Hop Off anywhere within the downtown or Grandin Village vicinity after we’ve dropped the other guests at their pickup location.
Roanoke, Boones Mill & Chaos Route (Saturday, Sept. 1 & 8).
Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:15 pm/5:15, or Starr Hill 4:25/5:25, or Barrel Chest 4:45/5:45.
Stop #2 – Franklin County Distilleries 6:05 pm/7:05, or Hammer & Forge 6:10/7:10;
Stop #3 – Hammer & Forge 7:10 pm/8:50; or Chaos Mountain Brewing 7:30 pm /8:30.
Roanoke, Salem & Botetourt County (Saturday, Sept. 15 & 22).
Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:15 pm/5:15 pm, or A Few Old Goats 4:26/5:26, or Big Lick Brewing 4:32/5:32, or Soaring Ridge 4:37/5:37.
Stop #2 – Olde Salem 6:00 pm/7:00 pm, or Ober 6:10/7:10, or Parkway 6:15 pm/7:15.
Stop #3 – Ballast Point 7:40 pm/8:45 pm.
Roanoke, Twin Creeks & Beales (Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 29).
Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:15 pm/5:15, or A Few Old Goats 4:26/5:26, or Big Lick Brewing 4:32/5:32, or Soaring Ridge 4:37/5:37.
Stop #2 – Starr Hill 5:50 pm/6:50, or Twin Creeks 6:05/7:05.
Stop #3 – Beale’s 7:30 pm/8:30.
Call (800) 656-0713 or click “BOOK NOW” to purchase tickets.
We can help make your special occasion and group outing fun! Available year round and any day of the week. We’ll help you put together a fun itinerary. You get to choose breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants and/or other local venues. And you can chance on the fly too! Groups up to 14 persons on our bus. More than 14 in your group, no problem give us a call. It’s the perfect adventure for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions and other groups. Click PRIVATE TOURS for pricing and more information.
The tour officially starts at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room in downtown Roanoke - 315 Market Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 - (540) 259-5204.
You can 1) Meet us there; or 2) Select an hotel pick up location. You do so during check out.
Free Parking is available curbside in downtown after 5:00 pm or weekdays and all day on weekends. If spaces are hard to find, use the Elwood Parking Garage - 402 Williamson Road SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. It's a 3 minute walk to Deschutes.
Robbie. N - via Yelp
"Put this on your "Must Do" list!! Had an absolute blast on the Beer Tour"