About Savannah Brews Cruisesbcadmin
In May 2006, founders Mark and Trish Lyons inaugurated Brews Cruise with mobile tours of Asheville, North Carolina’s fine craft breweries. The Lyons’ goal? To share their enthusiasm for exceptional breweries and leave cruisers with a better understanding of the creative process behind beer making. In 2009, the city of Denver joined the Brews Cruise family, and since 2011 they have brought Brews Cruises to the cities of Charleston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago, Space Coast, Boise & Raleigh. Now, 2015 brings the new arrival, Savannah Brews Cruise!
Savannah is well known for its vibrant history, picturesque squares, active River front. Now we have emerging Craft Beer scene. Let Savannah Brews Cruise show you the inside of the Hostess City’s Breweries, and meet the hard working men and women who create magic in your cup.
The Savannah Brews Cruise owners, Hollie White & Benjamin Smith want to share their love for great beer and their low country charm that make everyone feel welcome in Savannah. We will be touring on a rotating basis Coastal Empire Beer Co, Southbound Brewing Company, Service Brewing Company, and Moon River Brewing Company. Tours include transportation to the breweries, tours of the facilities, educational beer making process and styles information, as well as a 14oz souvenir tasting mug, beer tasting sheet/scorecards, and many tasting at each brewery.
Tickets costs are $47.00 total for the Full Tour Package.
$22.00 total for Designated Driver Package (no alcohol is served while on the tours.)
Are you Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’!
ALL TICKET PRICES ARE PER PERSON.
Savannah Brewery Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
WHICH CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
CAN I BUY A DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET?
There are Designated Driver tickets available for $22.00. Designated Drivers will not be served any alcohol on the Brews Cruise tour.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY TOUR?
Our tours are knowledge-based. You will be given detailed information about the beer brewing process, learn about the nuances of different beer styles, and learn about the breweries & people behind the beer. Your Brews Cruise guide and the staff of the breweries you will visit are very knowledgeable and will gladly answer any questions you may have.
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
Tours typically last 3-3 ½ hours (be sure to arrive approximately 15 minutes before scheduled start time to assure an on-time departure).
WHAT IS APPROPRIATE ATTIRE TO WEAR FOR MY TOUR?
Anything comfortable is appropriate… however, closed-toed shoes are recommended for safety reasons in the breweries!
HOW MANY BEER SAMPLES CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE DURING THE TOUR?
Typically you will receive between 10-15 samples during the tour. You are not obligated to drink each sample provided.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION OR DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER BACK TO YOUR HOME OR HOTEL AT THE END OF THE TOUR.
Your guide will happily provide you with local taxicab information at your request.
WHERE DOES MY TOUR DEPART FROM?
All Tours depart from the Parking lot of Smith Beauty & Barber Supply. Located at 215 Whitaker Street in downtown Savannah. 1/2 block South of Oglethorpe Ave. on the right.
WHERE DO I PARK?
There are many of Public Parking Garages in the downtown area. All are a short walk to Starting & Ending points of the tour. Most of downtown has pay On-Street parking, with most meters are only requiring payment from 8am-5:30pm. There is also some private parking lots that require 24 hour payments, so read where you are parking carefully. On Saturdays there may be some parking at Smith Beauty & Barber Supply, but it is not guaranteed, and all parking is at your own risk. The tours last stop is Moon River Brewing Company, located on Bay Street at Whitaker Street. There is the Whitaker Street Parking Garage located directly across the street from Moon River, as well as Ellis Square Parking Garage a stones throw from Moon River.
For a full list of city-owned parking options, click here.
ARE THERE HOTELS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE TOUR’S STARTING/ENDING PLACE?
There are several hotels within easy walking distance. Hotels include the Hyatt Regency, DeSoto Hilton, Cotton Sail, Bohemian Hotel, River Street Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Andaz Hotel, as well as many others.
WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT TO TIP OUR TOUR GUIDE?
According to tipping.org, tour guides are typically given a gratuity of 10-15% of the price of the tour, but any amount is greatly appreciated by your tour guide.
CAN I PURCHASE MERCHANDISE AT THE BREWERIES?
Yes. Each brewery offers a selection of t-shirts, pint glasses, etc for purchase. You may also purchase an array of Brews Cruise merchandise during the tour.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL AND/OR FOOD ON THE VAN OR BUS?
You may not bring alcoholic beverages on the tour with you. However, food may be brought on board, as long as you clean up after yourself. Also, if you arrive for the tour impaired, it is at the guide’s discretion whether you will be allowed to participate in the tour or if you will be allowed to enjoy tastings.
CAN MINORS OR DOGS JOIN THE TOUR?
Adults 18 or older are welcome to join the tour and pay the designated driver price. Although many of the breweries are dog-friendly, we do not allow pets on the tour.
WHAT IS THE REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy (48 hours for parties of 4 or more). Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of your scheduled tour (48 hours for parties of 4 or more) will be charged full ticket price. Call (912) 667-0575 for exceptions. We may also have to cancel tours in the instance of inclement weather. If we cancel a tour for this reason, you will receive a full refund and a $5 per person discount on a future tour.
• There is a 4-person minimum for each tour; in the event the minimum # of cruisers is not met, tour is subject to cancellation. If your tour is cancelled, you will be contacted by Savannah Brews Cruise prior to your tour date.
• The Brews Cruise Tour Guide will not leave any later than 10 minutes after the scheduled departure time, no matter the size of the group.
DO YOU PROVIDE PRIVATE TOURS?
Tour groups with 9 or more people may ask for a Private Tour Booking. Private Tour Bookings will be billed as a single payment. Please call or e-mail for pricing and details.
Savannah Brewery Tour