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3 Ways to Tour Charlotte’s Craft Beer Scene

posted by Lauren Levine May 22, 2017

Rather than sauntering into one of Charlotte’s many breweries and blindly sampling the offerings, consider sipping your way through one of these unique craft beer tours. Great for couples, small groups, or even a party bus full of friends, get a behind-the-scenes taste of the Queen City’s craft beer scene.

Charlotte Brews Cruise

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Head out on a Charlotte Brews Cruise for the ABCs of Charlotte beer. Try between 12 and 15 four-ounce samples during three stops, making it easy to determine which brews you like best. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at how all of the hoppy-magic happens. Possible stops include The Unknown Brewing Co., Birdsong Brewing Co., Heist Brewery, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Legion Brewing, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Blue Blaze Brewing Co. Public tours kick off on Saturday afternoons. You can also schedule a private group tour. Reserve your spot online at brewscruisecharlotte.com.

Charlotte NC Tours’ Bikes & Brews Tour

Hop on your trusty two-wheeled steed and journey to some of Charlotte’s favorite breweries and hangouts, including Wooden Robot Brewery, Sycamore Brewing, Growlers Pourhouse, Triple C Brewing Co. and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Tours depart daily and start at 3 p.m. Book your tour online at charlottenctours.com/biketours.

Brew Ha Ha Tours

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Sample local suds in style on the Charlotte Brew Ha Ha Tours, hosted by Charlotte Special Events Group. You’ll enjoy deluxe motor-coach transportation and the knowledge of a professionally trained tour guide escort through personalized brewery tours along the way. Tours typically include complimentary food, door prizes and souvenir pint glasses to take home. Snag your seat online at charlottespecialevents.com/brew-ha-ha-tours.


This article was featured in the April 2017 issue of Charlotte Happenings magazine. Updates by Sean Smith.

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