Duration: Approx. 5 hours

Location: Meet at Deschutes or one of the designated hotel pickup locations (selected during checkout)



Must be 21 or older.



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.

Calendar of Weekly Tours.

See our public weekly tours - available for single ticket purchases.

You Choose. You Enjoy. We Drive. The most flexible, affordable and fun way to enjoy our local craft beverage scene. Weekly weekend tours.

  • You choose where to Hop Off - enjoy THREE venues. Spend at least an hour at each.
  • Complimentary pick up and return to select local Hotel locations prior to the tour.
  • Complimentary drop off after the tour in downtown Roanoke.
  • We rotate the tour routes - see the planned schedules below.
  • Knowledgable and fun ambassador/driver will help suggest the perfect venues for you to Hop-Off and visit.
  • Fun on the bus - you could win SWAG!

Starts at 4:00 pm Saturdays. Approx. 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.

What to Expect

Roa Craft Beer Tours LogoWhy Take The Craft Beer Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

You Choose. You Enjoy. We Drive!

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 up to 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.

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).

How The Tour Works

On every tour we’ll have an established route of breweries and craft venues we’ll visit.  Each tour will have 3 stops/loops.  Each stop/loop is a group of venues (breweries and other craft beverage locations).  There will be 3 total stops/loops on each tour.  You select one venue from each of the stops/loops to Hop-Off and enjoy.  We’ll be back in approx. an hour for you to Hop-On.  Each guest chooses one location to enjoy at each of the 3 stops/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 you’d like to visit.  Our Ambassador/Drive will provide information about each venue to help you decide which are best for you.  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 a complimentary Hop Off anywhere within the downtown or Grandin Village vicinity after we’ve dropped the other guests at their pickup location.


Saturday starts at 4:00 pm @ Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room – returns approx. 9:00 pm.

Roanoke, Boones Mill & Chaos Route (Saturday, Aug. 18, & 25).

Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:00 pm/5:05, or Starr Hill 4:15/5:20, or Barrel Chest 4:30/5:35.

Stop #2 – Franklin County Distilleries 6:00 pm/7:00 & 8:40, or Hammer & Forge 6:05/7:05 & 8:45.

Stop #3 – Chaos 7:20 pm/8:20.


Roanoke, Salem & Botetourt County (Saturday, Sept. 1 & 8).

Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:00 pm/5:00, or Big Lick 4:15/5:15, or Soaring Ridge 4:20/5:20, or A Few Old Goats 4:25/5:25.

Stop #2 – Parkway 5:40 pm/6:40, or Ober 5:45/6:45, or Olde Salem 5:55/6:55.

Stop #3 – Flying Mouse 7:20 pm/8:20, or Ballast Point 7:30/8:30.


Roanoke, Twin Creeks & Beales (Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 15 & 22).

Stop #1 – Deschutes 4:00 pm/5:00, or Big Lick 4:15/5:15, or Soaring Ridge 4:20/5:20, or A Few Old Goats 4:25/5:25.

Stop #2 – Starr Hill 5:40 pm/6:40, or Twin Creeks 5:55/6:55.

Stop #3 – Beale’s 7:30 pm/8:30.



Ready To Join the Fun?

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

Still have questions?  Call or email us directly – (540) 309-1781 or email


Have a Group?  A Special Occasion?
A Private Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise is Great Fun!

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.

Where to Meet

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.

"Put this on your "Must Do" list!! Had an absolute blast on the Beer Tour"

Robbie. N - via Yelp