Beer Lovers Invited To Tour Charlotte With City Brew Tours

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The “You Drink, We Drive” all-inclusive guided bus tour of Charlotte’s best breweries is coming to the city beginning June 26th, City Brew Tours announced on Wednesday.

City Brew Tours officials say Charlotte is their latest franchise tour location, with the brand already operating in several other cities with rich craft brew heritage including Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Portland, and Washington, D.C.

“The Charlotte tour is designed with local and visiting beer lovers in mind, offering an education in the tradition of brewing that spans 14,000 years,” said Connor Wolfarth, franchise owner, City Brew Tours Charlotte. “We’ve partnered with several breweries in the area to provide a variety of beers ranging from IPAs to hearty stouts to entice both the novice beer drinker and the true connoisseur.”

Officials say there will be the option of two guided tours for beer lovers to choose from.

  1. The “Original Charlotte Tour” for $99 includes four stops at four breweries with a meal pairing at Noble Smoke. This tour will last up to five hours.
  2. The “Sip Of Charlotte Tour” for $70 includes three stops at three breweries and a local snack instead of a meal. This tour will last up to four hours.

At each stop, officials say guides will focus on explaining one element of the grain-to-glass beer-making process, while serving a flight of four beers (4 ounces each).

Officials say participating breweries include Armored Cow Brewing Co., Ass Clown Brewing Company, Lower Left Brewing Co. and The Suffolk Punch, with more breweries expected to be added before the city tour opens.

“With Charlotte’s reputation continuing to grow as a major center for craft beer, it was only a matter of time before a tour was offered in the Queen City, highlighting the artistry of beer making through local brewers,” said Chad Brodsky, founder and CEO, City Brew Tours. “I am thrilled to have a fellow beer enthusiast like Connor launching City Brew Tours in Charlotte.”

Officials with City Brew Tours say they will use a 14-passenger van to pick up tour guests outside The Westin Charlotte hotel on South College Street.

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