Asheville – Beer Safari Weekend

Date:
February 16, 2018February 18, 2018

Location:
Asheville, NC, United States

Duration:
3 days / 2 nights

Price:
$720 per person, double occupancy, call for availability

Enjoy VIP Access and Exclusive Brewery Tours and Tastings:
Sip unique regional brews in some of the most unique and best beer-stocked pubs. Visit beer lovers’ favorites and unique finds such as Burial Beer Co., Wedge Brewing Company, Archetype Brewing and The Funkatorium. Tap into your inner child while soaring down a giant slide in New Belgium Brewing and then enjoy the fact that you are an adult and can drink their delicious beer!

Experience Asheville Like a Local:
Experience Asheville’s history, architecture and culture beyond the beer with a private, guided trolley tour. Hang out at the local tasting rooms and chill with a beer while playing giant Jenga or foosball with your traveling companions and the locals. Sip on a brew that is paired and adorned with a locally made donut! Indulge in a chocolate tasting experience and tour at French Broad Chocolates, owned by a couple of young, very hip, local entrepreneurs.

Savor Gourmet Meals and Perfect Pairings
Tempt your tastebuds with an eclectic and amazing Asheville twist during an exclusive gourmet beer-paired dinner created specifically for our group by Chef Michael’s Catering, and the good folks at Catawba Brewing. Lunch on Saturday will be included and of course will be enjoyed with more deliciously unique local beer. Experience for yourself why Bon Beer Voyage won Food Trekking Award in both 2017 and 2018 from The World Food Travel Association.

Relax with Comfortable Accommodations:
The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Asheville is a great property with free wifi, in-room Keurigs, and a free local shuttle in case you don’t feel like walking the few blocks from nearby downtown!

Be Our Guest:
Relax it’s your vacation! No driving! No figuring out where to eat or how to get from one place to the next! We are happy to help with any of your beercation planning; so don’t hesitate to contact us for pre or post hotel nights, insurance quotes, or for any other assistance you may need. Get ready for the best beer safari weekend ever!


Not ready to book just yet? Email us or call 1-888-U-Go-Beer with any questions you have!

Included

  • 2-Night Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown Accommodations with Breakfast
  • Private Brewery Tours and Tastings
  • Exclusive Lunch with Local Beer
  • Privately Guided Trolley Tour of Asheville
  • Exclusive Chocolate Tasting and Tour at French Broad Chocolates
  • Private Trolley Transportation
  • Exclusive Beer-Paired Gourmet Dinner at Catawba Brewing

Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from tour start point and end point
  • Meals or drinks with meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry or telephone calls
  • Expenses for any activities not included on the itinerary
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Gratuities for barge crew, guides, bus drivers and tour leaders
  • Tour insurance to cover tour cancellations/interruptions, lost luggage, etc
  • For full information, please navigate to our Terms & Conditions webpage
  1. Day 1

    Asheville beer tourJoin us in the lobby to meet your fellow beer travelers and head over to New Belgium Brewing via our private trolley for our first brewery visit of the weekend. New Belgium has a great location right on the French Broad River in Asheville. Here we will be treated to a private VIP tour of the brewery and see not only where the beer is crafted, but get to check out the craftsmanship of the many local artists whose work has become part of the brewery. And of course, we’ll sample some of the best art- their delicious beers! Now that we are off to an amazing start to our first day we’ll continue on to Catawba Brewing for our exclusive beer-paired dinner created exclusively for our group from Chef Michael’s Catering in cooperation with Catawba’s in house cicerone. After dinner you can head back to the hotel, venture out on your own or visit a local watering hole with Mike.

    Dinner

  2. Day 2

    Breakfast is at your leisure this morning in the breakfast area of the hotel. Today is going to be a jam-packed day full of some of the best beer around. Our first event this morning is our Privately Guided Trolley Tour where we’ll learn about Asheville’s history and culture and of course beer! We have arranged to visit the good folks at one of Asheville’s newest breweries this year, Archetype Brewing. Archetype was started by two brewers with a passion for true-to-style beers and a goal of creating sessionable beers that appeal to everyone. Then we are off to one of the coolest breweries to hang out at and have lunch in Asheville- The Wedge. They Wedge has two locations, both equally artsy but in different ways- we’ll surprise you upon arrival which one we get to visit today and we bet you will want to visit the other on your own at some point, as well! We will then head to one of Asheville’s top breweries, Burial Beer Company. This is a favorite of locals, even brewers from other local breweries hang out here for the cool vibe and delicious brews. After our tour and tasting at Burial, we will head over to the iconic Wicked Weed for an behind the scenes tour and tasting. Afterward, you are free to explore Asheville and enjoy some of the local dining options and local pubs at your leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3

    Asheville beer tourSit down for breakfast at the hotel; but, don’t get too full – since we are heading to French Broad Chocolate Factory for a taste-bud tantalizing tour and tasting (leave a little extra room in your luggage as well for any extra chocolate you may want to bring home!). We’ll head off to the Funkatorium. The sour program here focuses on using wine barrels from all over the country. They age their beers on a proprietary strain of yeast that their brewers have carefully blended over several years so there are some incredibly unique and delicious brews for us to try here. After this delicious day of excursions, you’re on your own to explore more of Asheville or wherever you may be headed on your way home. Cheers until next time!

    Breakfast

Please Read our Terms & Conditions, and complete your Signature & Release Form before you travel. You will need to sign and then either mail or fax this page back to us at least 30 days prior to tour departure-thanks.

Our beer tour itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, transportation problems, or an unexpected business closure. We’re continually looking for ways to improve our tours and we sometimes come across a special new pub or brewery since the itinerary was published that we’d like to share with you. Since our beer tours are planned far in advance, we may occasionally adjust the itinerary as necessary to provide you with the best trip possible! Since a minimum number of passengers are required in order to run each trip, we suggest you refrain from non-refundable air purchases until 2 months prior to your departure date or confirmation of sailing.