Cleveland's original and best craft brewery tours and tastings. The most enjoyable way to learn about our fantastic local beer scene. Tours every weekend.
Cleveland's original and best brewery tours and tastings! Fare includes:
- Beer samples at three great local breweries
- Pretzel Necklace
- Safe transportation
- All the craft beer knowledge you can handle
- Brewhouse tours
- A super-fun outing with family, co-workers, friends or soon-to-be friends. Private and public tours available. Check back regularly for special events.
Operating as usual
Hi everyone. The timing of this announcement might seem odd, given that there seems to finally be light appearing at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been traveling through over the last year. But, every business that has remained closed this whole time has some hard questions they must now ask themselves about whether investing in starting back up is worth it. We’ve examined those questions, and for us, it’s become clear that it is time to move on.
It will be a long time yet - if ever - before we might be able to safely resume operating at anything near our old capacity - and we just can’t afford to sink so much into all the restart costs - licensing, insurance, etc. with no certainty of future demand or success. So we’re bowing out. We want to thank all of our friends, fans and colleagues for all the support over the last six years - you made this a great experience for us, and we won’t forget it!
We will keep our Facebook and Instagram accounts open for the time being, as well as our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email, phone or text. Thanks again for being part of the journey with us!
We aren’t always the biggest cider drinkers, but holy moly, this new brand from @bottlehousebrew is great! I am officially at my self-imposed nightly limit on adult beverages, but damn, I really want another! @gnarlypippinciderhouse
We tore open our first bag of Ready Set Coffee yesterday, and did not regret it. Ready Set is a startup project for local musician Chris Allen and his sister, Molly. Want to get your caffeine fix and #supportsmallbusiness while safely social distancing? They deliver within the Cleveland area and ship everywhere else! We got our bag a few hours after we ordered it! They’re also doing pop-ups at Terrestrial Brewing Company, so you can grab a crowler fill, while you’re at it! Look for Ready Set’s brick and mortar store in Gordon Square later this year after this whole pandemic thing has wound down. #coffee
[03/26/20] Folks, we know that a lot of you are eager to get out and about in the world again, and see our economy rev back up. We get that impulse, but please be aware that we’re not going there without science to justify it. We will wait as long as necessary, and then some, before we resume tours. Please bear with us, and every other business that’s taking a safe and measured approach. #stayhome
PSA: Today we learned that the cap to a tube of tennis balls fits perfectly on a standard beer crowler. We only recommend this as a temporary measure to help preserve carbonation in a can you fully intend to finish drinking before the night is over, not as a long-term solution. This important quarantine information is brought to you by Wilson, @noble_beast_brewing and our dog Victoria, to whom the tennis balls belong. #themoreyouknow🌈
Huge props to Saucy Brew Works for their generosity and kindness to some of the front line people fighting this epidemic, and to the workers who have lost their livelihoods with the restaurant/bar shutdown. As far as we are concerned, BTW, Habituale is the best Kolsch-style beer in Northeast Ohio.
UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT!! Thank you to all who came out, ordered online and more. We're thrilled to have been able to spread some cheer and help in anyway we can during this crazy time! To those who weren't able to join in on this one, stay tuned as there is always more to come.
To say THANK YOU to all of our Emergency First Responders, Hospital Staff and Public Health workers who continue to ensure our community's safety and health, we're offering six packs of 16oz Habituale cans for a penny (finally, something to do with those)! We'd also like to include ALL SERVICE INDUSTRY MEMBERS whose hours have been cut or position has been affected by The Great COVID-19 Shut Down of 2020.
To redeem, bring your penny to the pickup window on Detroit ave and show at least one form of credentials to our team. The beer will be available and ready for pickup until we run out! LIMIT: ONE SIX-PACK PER PERSON
Cleveland breweries are finding creative ways to keep the beer and income flowing in our current crisis. Many are offering carryout food and growler/crowler fills. Some are doing home delivery, and now Masthead has figured out how to get their latest, highly coveted NEIPA in your hands without having to get too close to their staff!
Exciting news: We’ve added crowlers of Double Citra Vice to CraftCellr! Visit https://masthead.craftcellr.com to browse and purchase beer from home. When you pick it up in the taproom, hit “claim” on your phone in the presence of staff and you’re good to grab your beer and go!
Hope everyone is enjoying their St. Patrick’s Day in quarantine. We are celebrating with veggie boxty, Sibling Revelry Brewing Irish stout, and The Boys from the County Hell’s live stream. Slainté to you, wherever you might be! 🍀
Even before Gov. DeWine’s announcement today indefinitely shutting down all bars and restaurants, we planned to suspend tours for the next 3-4 weeks. It’s the responsible thing to do to #flattenthecurve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We hope to resume normal operations after Easter, but we will have to see how this all plays out. Stay tuned.
We prepped on Friday by making the rounds, filling crowlers, and stocking our fridge with as much local beer as we could pick up. If you care about our Cleveland breweries, please buy local when you do have to go out on that inevitable beer run, and follow their social media streams for updates on how you can purchase to-go beer and food while still safely socially distancing. And, of course, buy gift certificates/cards - online, if possible.
We in the craft beer industry WILL get through this, and Cleveland Brew Bus, specifically, plans to come out on the other side offering the same excellent, expert, one-of-a-kind experience that we always have. We hope to see you all on board in a few months when this is over. In the meantime, please be safe, stay well, and stay the f**k home. Cheers!
Cheers to Great Lakes Brewing Company for leading by example. Hopefully, other bars and restaurants around Ohio will follow suit and help reduce COVID-19 contagion. #flattenthecurve
Due to the serious nature of our current health climate we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our brewpub and gift shop doors. As an employee-owned and community-focused company, we feel this is the right decision at this time. We will continue to meet internally to discuss next steps, and will respond to recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and the Governor. Brewing operations will continue while we're closed to the public. Please stay tuned to our social media handles for updates. We truly appreciate your patience and support, and we look forward to sharing a pint with you soon.
[03/13/20] Starting next week, we will be cutting all unbooked or underbooked tours from our schedule for 3-4 weeks. Guests who are signed up for tours that have met our 8-guest minimum may decide for themselves if they want to take their trips as planned, or reschedule/cancel. We plan to resume normal operations after Easter. In the meantime, please consider purchasing tickets for tours in May and June, or buying a gift card to book a tour with in the future after everything settles down. We have lots of cool events coming up, including our Cleveland Brewing History tours, Ballgame Pregame tours and a Sunday Style Spotlight in April focusing on sour beers! Use promo code BrewBiz10 to get $10 off any and all tix!
Cleveland Brew Bus COVID-19 Statement:
With three cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Cuyahoga County, we understand that some guests and potential guests might have concerns about whether our tours will continue as scheduled for the next few weeks. It is our plan, at this time, to take things week by week. As of now, this weekend's tours will continue as scheduled, but we will be monitoring the news closely, and following the advice of our local and state government agencies - should Northeast Ohio residents be advised to quarantine, or should local businesses be urged to suspend operation, we will follow suit, and do our best to make sure all guests are notified in a timely manner in the event of a cancelation.
In the meantime, we will take extra measures prevent spreading disease among our staff and guests. We will wash hands even more frequently than we already do, and thoroughly clean and disinfect the bus between tours. If any of our staff members are exhibiting symptoms, we will ask them to stay at home. We ask the same of our guests - anyone who has tickets for upcoming tours, but is feeling ill may receive a refund or reschedule, no questions asked.
That said, we are a small, independent business and rely on future ticket sales to stay afloat. This is already a slow time year for us, and the news of this epidemic is making what would normally be a tight period much, much worse. We intend to come out of this as strong as ever, but in the meantime, please consider booking tour tickets for later this summer, or purchasing a gift certificate for a loved one to use in the future. We operate without big-money investors or corporate backing, and have only our own personal finances to fall back on in an emergency. We need people to buy tickets for trips in May and June to cover our current expenses. If you care about supporting small business, please think of people like us, and our many friends in the food and beverage community at this tough time. Thanks!
No tours today, but if you’re heading to #WinterWarmer Fest today, be sure to stop by coat check and say hi to Leslie. She, with the other ladies of Beer Women Rock, is volunteering, with all tip proceeds going to Laura’s Home family shelter. Good beer, good people, great cause.
You need this waffliciousness in your life. Join us on any tour that visits Bookhouse Brewing, and get 10% off a luscious sweet or savory Liege waffle from Hungry Bear Waffle Bar. Bookhouse is available as an option on our Sample the City, Stamp Your Passport - West, and Small Breweries routes, and is always included on our Cleveland Brewing History tours. Let us know if you want to visit this cozy, historical oasis of calm (and waffles!) in bustling Ohio City by listing Bookhouse as a preference when making your booking.
Had a great meeting with the brain trust behind Great Lakes Brewing Company tours today to discuss season three of our Cleveland Brewing History tours (coming your way April - October) and their collaboration in possible Brewers and Burials tours, visiting the gravesites of old school #Cleveland beer barons at Riverside and Monroe Street cemeteries. Now that we’ve taken care of business, it’s on to pints and spicy cheese curds at @glbcbrewpub. Not a bad Friday afternoon! #ourjobsrock
Happy Ash... nah... Happy Doppelbock Day!
What’s the deal with this dark, rich German lager, and why are we celebrating it today? Well, bock beers go all the way back to the Middle Ages, but the part that’s relevant to you, reading this, right now, starts with monks in Munich in 1627.
You see, these monks were accomplished brewers, but were also so devout that they would fast, abstaining completely from food, for the entire season of Lent. In order to sustain themselves during those long six weeks, they created a stronger, more robust version of their bock beer to serve as “liquid bread” and thus “double” or doppel bock was born.
This powerful elixir apparently made the monks feel so good, they felt they weren’t properly sacrificing for the season, and asked for a special dispensation from the pope to keep enjoying their brew. When it arrived, the monks nicknamed the beer “Savior” or Salvator, in Latin. Salvator Doppelbock is still a popular commercial brand, produced by Paulaner, and many other doppelbocks feature the -ator suffix in their names, as a tribute to the original.
Doppelbocks are typically deep gold to mahogany colored, with notes of caramel, chocolate, and toasty raisin bread. They’re smooth and delicious, but have a noticeable alcoholic warmth in keeping with their elevated (typically 7-10%) ABV.
Bock, incidentally, is also the German word for billy goat, so you often see images of goats in the branding of all types of bock beer.
Now, regardless of whether you’re religiously-inclined, we don’t necessarily recommend that you make like a drunk monk and live on beer alone for the next month or so, but we do recommend that you enjoy this late winter/springtime seasonal while it’s around, and we’ll make sure one turns up in our tastings whenever possible, if you tour with us soon. Prost!
#drunkmonks #doppelbock #goats #themoreyouknow🌈
We are thrilled to be featured alongside a host of incredible Cleveland restaurants and brewpubs in this second piece from The London Economic, but we're particularly tickled to share some page space with newly-minted James Beard Foundation nominees Larder: A Curated Delicatessen & Bakery, and recent Bobby Flay beaters, the badass Lady Butchers of Saucisson. What great company to be in! Congrats to those guys on all their accomplishments and well-deserved accolades. We'll just be here riding your coattails for a minute.
thelondoneconomic.com Cleveland, Ohio, is home to a wildly underrated hub of exceptional restaurants, artisan producers, delis, bars and breweries.
Hey, check it out! Our new website is LIVE! We are always looking to streamline the booking process for our guests and make buying tickets easier and more transparent. We’re pretty pleased with how this turned out. Thanks to our reservation provider, FareHarbor for making it so pretty and clean!
Happy Valentine’s Day! You’re sweeter than a pastry stout, and hotter than a habanero IPA. We hope the loves in your lives have something special brewing for you today! 😘💕
It’s been eerily quiet around here the last week or so. We could use some company! With lots of tours available and waiting for you to join, we thought we’d offer a little deal to get you on board. Use promo code HeartBeer to get $10 off tickets. Book now, this is a limited-time discount! We hope to see you soon.
Mad props to MadTree Brewing for joining this effort! We hope to see more Ohio breweries donating a slice of their profits to environmental causes. Here in Cleveland, Great Lakes Brewing Company is already setting a fantastic example with its Burning River Foundation. We'll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled to see who follows these eco-leaders.
beaconjournal.com MadTree Brewing is stepping up its charitable efforts. The Cincinnati brewery has joined 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit whose members agree to contribute
Pitchers and catchers reported TODAY! That means that it’s time to start thinking about baseball season... and that means it’s time that you booked one of our Ballgame Pregame tours! Starting 3.5 hours prior to all Cleveland Indians evening home games, these tours immerse you in Cleveland beer and baseball lore, with visits to Forest City Brewery and Brick and Barrel Brewing for Tribe-themed brews, and a drop-off at Butcher and the Brewer for one last pint within walking distance of Progressive Field. Complimentary 🥜 🥜 included! There’s no better way to warm up! #beerandbaseball
A quick, fun read for your Monday morning. Twin Oast is one of our favorite places to visit when we're out in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region, and for good reasons - tasty beers in a beautiful, bucolic setting. I also have to give them super props for the name of their NEIPA, dropped in this article - Rutherford B. Haze(!!). Just when you thought there was no way for brewers to further pun on the words "haze" and "hazy"! Bravo.
beaconjournal.com John Novotny is the head brewer at Twin Oast Brewing in Catawba Island. The brewpub, located on a giant farm, features two oasts. What is an oast, you ask?
There's always something to cheers about on our tours, whether it's hanging with close family or new friends, or just creating a great shot for your Instagram. Hop on Board to see what everyone is clinking glasses about!
This Concerto red plum cider from @bottlehousebrew is delicious, and just gorgeous. Can you spot our sticker on the wall in the background?
How was your weekend? Ours was busy! We had three tours - one on Friday night, and two, back-to-back on Saturday. We helped some folks (including a set of twins!) celebrate birthdays, we facilitated a fun corporate outing, and gave a dad and daughters a night on the town! Brian had to drive all three trips, and watch everyone drink beer because our right-hand guy Dennis was on vacation, and Leslie (who had a cold earlier in the week) lost 80% of her voice, but everyone had a great time, as this positive review attests! Thanks Diane, and all of our fabulous guests! We do it all for you.
Cleveland's original and best brewery tours and tastings!
Offering 11 different routes, and 25 different local breweries.
Public tours available Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12;00 p.m.
- Beer samples at three great local breweries
- Pretzel Necklace
- Safe transportation
- All the craft beer knowledge you can handle
- Brewhouse tours
- A super-fun outing with family, co-workers, friends or soon-to-be friends.
Private and group tours also available.
Check back regularly for special events.
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