Tours of breweries in Western North Carolina and Upstate SC

The Carolinas’ Premier Brewery & Sightseeing Tours

At The Brewery Experience, you don’t just go on a beer tour – you taste a craft tradition that only the South can create. Certified Cicerone® Gary Glancy guides visitors through some of the best breweries Greenville, SC and Western North Carolina have to offer. Gary’s knowledge of beer ingredients, brewing methods, and flavors makes each brewery tour educational and fun. Don’t miss out on learning about true beer culture with one of the area’s best tours. Book your tour today.

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My husband and I did the tour on Feb 20. Gary was awesome! The information he provided on the three different breweries we went to was interesting and educational. Gary's hospitality exceeded our expectations on every level! We highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Greenville!

Alicia Landrum Koval

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2016-03-18T13:33:57+00:00

Alicia Landrum Koval

My husband and I did the tour on Feb 20. Gary was awesome! The information he provided on the three different breweries we went to was interesting and educational. Gary's hospitality exceeded our expectations on every level! We highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Greenville!
“This is the second time we’ve done a tour with The Brewery Experience and had another great time. Loved meeting all the knowledgeable staff and owners at the breweries we visited. You’ll get access and attention you can’t get otherwise. Such a great value for the transportation, beer and overall experience.”

Mitch, TripAdvisor Review, February 2019

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Mitch, TripAdvisor Review, February 2019

“This is the second time we’ve done a tour with The Brewery Experience and had another great time. Loved meeting all the knowledgeable staff and owners at the breweries we visited. You’ll get access and attention you can’t get otherwise. Such a great value for the transportation, beer and overall experience.”
“We had an awesome time with Gary visiting some of the best breweries in Greenville. My out of town guests were very impressed with the transportation, quality of breweries, beer and overall hospitality. Gary runs a tight ship but manages to make it extremely enjoyable for all. This is a fantastic activity for corporate team building.”

Joe, TripAdvisor Review, March 2019

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Joe, TripAdvisor Review, March 2019

“We had an awesome time with Gary visiting some of the best breweries in Greenville. My out of town guests were very impressed with the transportation, quality of breweries, beer and overall hospitality. Gary runs a tight ship but manages to make it extremely enjoyable for all. This is a fantastic activity for corporate team building.”
“The Brewery Experience was nothing short of an amazing experience! Amazing beer, great owners, and an even better guide! He provided delicious snacks, knowledge of beer and was so great to work with! He and I over-communicated with each other and he made every effort possible to make this the best trip ever!”

TripAdvisor Review (sister’s Bachelorette Party), April 2019

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TripAdvisor Review (sister’s Bachelorette Party), April 2019

“The Brewery Experience was nothing short of an amazing experience! Amazing beer, great owners, and an even better guide! He provided delicious snacks, knowledge of beer and was so great to work with! He and I over-communicated with each other and he made every effort possible to make this the best trip ever!”
A friend and I signed up for the Brewery Experience tour with Gary to try something fun and unique. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this tour ended up being one of my favorite Greenville experiences. Gary was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His experience and enthusiasm made him the perfect guide. We sampled a wide variety of beer, and we met owners and brewers that taught us about their craft. Our whole group had so much fun! I highly recommend the Brewery Experience tour for locals looking to gain a better perspective on the Greenville craft beer market, and for entertaining friends and visitors. I can't wait to sign up for future tours!

Chelsie Rich

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2016-03-23T14:21:20+00:00

Chelsie Rich

A friend and I signed up for the Brewery Experience tour with Gary to try something fun and unique. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this tour ended up being one of my favorite Greenville experiences. Gary was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His experience and enthusiasm made him the perfect guide. We sampled a wide variety of beer, and we met owners and brewers that taught us about their craft. Our whole group had so much fun! I highly recommend the Brewery Experience tour for locals looking to gain a better perspective on the Greenville craft beer market, and for entertaining friends and visitors. I can't wait to sign up for future tours!
‘The Brewery Experience is truly that - a total experience. This tour is packed with fun from the moment you step into the van and Gary, the incredibly knowledgeable Certified Cicerone and tour guide, begins playing his hilarious craft beer-themed re-imagining of Forrest Gump on flip-down screens. Our tour included three breweries that were diverse in their offerings, setting and experience. The combination of a fun ride to each brewery, the diverse selection of beers offered at each stop, and Gary’s unrivaled knowledge onbthe subject of craft beer makes this tour a must!’

Jay, TripAdvisor Review, November 2018

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Jay, TripAdvisor Review, November 2018

‘The Brewery Experience is truly that - a total experience. This tour is packed with fun from the moment you step into the van and Gary, the incredibly knowledgeable Certified Cicerone and tour guide, begins playing his hilarious craft beer-themed re-imagining of Forrest Gump on flip-down screens. Our tour included three breweries that were diverse in their offerings, setting and experience. The combination of a fun ride to each brewery, the diverse selection of beers offered at each stop, and Gary’s unrivaled knowledge onbthe subject of craft beer makes this tour a must!’
In my capacity as a guide with Accents on Asheville, it has been my pleasure on several occasions to have Gary Glancy give my groups a brewery tour. The guests always have a great time with Gary.

Ralph Caldwell
Guide, Accents on Asheville

2016-02-24T01:46:16+00:00

Ralph Caldwell
Guide, Accents on Asheville

In my capacity as a guide with Accents on Asheville, it has been my pleasure on several occasions to have Gary Glancy give my groups a brewery tour. The guests always have a great time with Gary.
“If you are a craft beer lover, I highly recommend The Brewery Experience. Gary, the owner, and all the brewmasters at the 3 breweries we visited were very knowledgeable.  While in the van he plays this wonderful film, a spoof on Forrest Gump. He runs throughout the U.S. to find the best brews. He is a blast. When visiting Greenville this is a MUST DO!! Thanks again for a fabulous afternoon.”

Debbie, TripAdvisor review, March 2019

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Debbie, TripAdvisor review, March 2019

“If you are a craft beer lover, I highly recommend The Brewery Experience. Gary, the owner, and all the brewmasters at the 3 breweries we visited were very knowledgeable.  While in the van he plays this wonderful film, a spoof on Forrest Gump. He runs throughout the U.S. to find the best brews. He is a blast. When visiting Greenville this is a MUST DO!! Thanks again for a fabulous afternoon.”
“Spent a great day with old friends and new. We visited 3 breweries and tried 12 different beers. They were all delicious. If you are looking for a great time, I would highly recommend spending it with Gary and his group. And you get to watch an awesomely funny movie while traveling between sites. Thanks Gary ‘Gump.’”

Lisa, TripAdvisor Review, March 2019

2019-04-17T14:40:23+00:00

Lisa, TripAdvisor Review, March 2019

“Spent a great day with old friends and new. We visited 3 breweries and tried 12 different beers. They were all delicious. If you are looking for a great time, I would highly recommend spending it with Gary and his group. And you get to watch an awesomely funny movie while traveling between sites. Thanks Gary ‘Gump.’”
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The Brewery ExperienceTuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 3:14am
Three years in a row! Thank you Greenville, South Carolina.
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The Brewery ExperienceSaturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 2:48am
Can you believe it! In two weeks, it will be a quarter century since Forrest Gump was released to theaters. To celebrate, we're hosting a special Forrest Gump 25th Anniversary Brewery Tour on Saturday, July 6 ... the exact date in 1994 when Forrest Gump made its debut.

On both of our Greenville public tours that day (11:30-3:00 and 3:30-7:00) we're inviting all guests (optional) to dress like their favorite Forrest Gump character, we'll have special giveaways, and we'll be playing our hilarious movie, 'Gary Gose Gump,' on the van as we drive from brewery to brewery. This 40-minute beer-themed parody of Forrest Gump, filmed throughout 2017 all across the U.S., was professionally produced, features local actors, and includes breathtaking scenery filmed during our founder Gary Glancy's 5-week road trip across America.

Sign up for either tourJuly 6 at www.thebreweryexperience.com or call 828.216.1343 with any questions. And that's all we have to say about thaaat.
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The Brewery ExperienceThursday, June 6th, 2019 at 2:59am
Looking for a fun, unique Father's Day gift for your dad or husband? How about a brewery tour! Sign up for either our Greenville Afternoon Delight (11:30-3:00) or Greenville Twilight Tour (3:30-7:00) on Saturday, June 15 and the dad in your life will receive a special beer goody bag to take home after enjoying our award-winning tour. Father's Day is our busiest weekend of the year, so book now before we sell out!

Did you know that we also offer Gift Cards, and that they can be redeemed by the recipient for any available tour date throughout the rest of the year? Visit www.thebreweryexperience.com or call 828.216.1343 to purchase a Gift Card or book your Father's Day tour. Cheers!
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The Brewery ExperienceSaturday, May 25th, 2019 at 6:23am
This just in: Noted travel website TripAdvisor has awarded The Brewery Experience the 2019 Certificate of Excellence for our Greenville brewery tours ... the third consecutive year we have received this award. A full keg of thanks goes out to our guests who take the time to write reviews about their tour, and to our partner breweries in Greenville for helping us create such a great experience with their amazing hospitality and yummy beers. Cheers to a three-peat!!!
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The Brewery ExperienceWednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 11:07am
It's wedding season, and that means Bachelor/Bachelorette Party time! We hosted these super-sweet, uber fun ladies on Saturday in Greenville and they had an absolute blast with a private guided tasting with Lee the general manager at Quest Brewing before they even opened, a full guided facility tour of Thomas Creek by co-owner Bill, and a meet and greet/guided tasting from co-owner Jack at The 8th State Brewing.

'The Brewery Experience was nothing short of an amazing experience! Amazing beer, great owners and an even better guide! He provided delicious snacks, knowledge of beer, and was so great to work with! He and I over-communicated with each other and he made every effort possible to make this trip the best trip ever!' - TripAdvisor review from the bride-to-be's sister.

Visit www.thebreweryexperience.com or call 828.216.1343 to learn more about our custom bachelor/bachelorette tour packages offered seven days a week in both Greenville, SC and the Asheville, NC areas.
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The Brewery ExperienceThursday, April 4th, 2019 at 11:11am
Looking for something fun and unique to do in Greenville this weekend?? How about a brewery tour, with a very, very special take-home gift ....

This Saturday, all guests of our Greenville Afternoon Delight (11:30-3:00) and Twilight Tour (3:30-7:00) will not only walk away with great memories, lots of beer knowledge and some cool new friends, but also one can each of Catawba Brewing's wildly popular Peanut Butter Jelly Time Ale (raspberry) and the limited, new-this-year Strawberry Rhubarb PBJ ... a brewery-only release that has long since sold out but we have some for you!!

All of our tours include all your beer sampling throughout the day, delicious snacks and bottled water, exclusive facility tours/meet and greets/guided tastings with brewery owners, an actual brewer or certified beer expert as your Brewery Experience tour guide, transportation to the three breweries on our beautiful 12-passenger van with a hilarious 40-minute beer themed parody of Forrest Gump played along the way, and a special take-home gift .... this Saturday it's a sandwich in a glass!!

Reserve your spot for either tour at www.thebreweryexperience.com.

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