Here's some news on another service for checking out area breweries. Read the press release below and check out the website here. Intrigued by this service? Have questions or thoughts? Leave them in the comments below. Would you go on a tour like this? Have you used any other local services to check out breweries?
Just in time for fall, DC Brew Tours, part of the City Brew Tours family, has announced its official launch in Washington, DC. Just like its tours in Boston; Burlington, VT; and Portsmouth, NH, DC Brew Tours offers daily all-inclusive behind-the-scenes beer-focused tasting and tour experiences complete with round-trip transportation to brew lovers throughout the metropolitan area – visitors and locals alike.DC Brew Tours has partnered with Port City Brewing Company, an award winning brewery in Alexandria; DC Brau, one of the fastest growing breweries in the country; Right Proper Brewing Company, a yeast-forward brewpub in Shaw; Capitol City Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in the district; Bardo Brewpub, a funky outdoor brewery in the Trinidad neighborhood; Chocolate City Beer, a popular nano-brewery in northeast DC; 3 Stars Brewing Company, a production brewery and homebrew shop; and Atlas Brew Works, to name a few.Further elevating the one-of-a-kind tasting and tour experience, DC Brew Tours has also partnered with some of the most celebrated beer-centric restaurants in the DC area to provide a creative and delicious dining experience. Tour lunches and dinners will be hosted at City Tap House and Capitol City Brewing Company, offering guests an exciting beer-focused tasting menu, exclusive to DC Brew Tours, with each course accompanied by a hand-selected beer pairing.Whether tour-goers prefer lighter beers or bolder brews, DC Brew Tours provides an educational and fun way to explore Washington’s rich beer history and culture. From pilsners to sours, DC Brew Tours’ beer guides will introduce participants to award-winning beers of all styles, flavors, and backgrounds. Keeping in line with City Brew Tours’ ideology, all DC BrewTour beer guides are active home brewers who are dedicated to sharing their love of craft beer."The craft beer scene in the DC area is exploding right now”, said Chad Brodsky, CEO and Founder of DC Brew Tours. “Between Northern Virginia and DC proper, there are over 10 breweries in the capital region. As a frequent growler customer and proud beer geek, I find it necessary to sample a brewery’s wares before making that big 64-ounce purchase. However, after a couple pours I’d quickly realize, 'Hey, I’ve got a nice buzz!' Instead of taking a taxi to each consecutive brewery or even considering drinking and driving, I wanted to create an exclusive full-day brewery tour experience for locals and brew-tourists alike, which combined humor, history, education, food, transportation, and of course plenty of top notch beer selections! DC Brew Tours is not just a beer shuttle service. We have set up partnerships with all of our destinations where we offer VIP tours, 1-to-1 interactions with a brewer, special tastings, and closed to the public brewery visits. In addition, your beer guide is with you throughout the entire experience. DC Brew Tours is also the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, bachelor/bachelorette party, team building, corporate outing, client appreciation event, or any other special occasion. We have worked with individuals to Fortune 500 companies to craft unique and unforgettable beer-centric experiences."The DC Brew Tour will launch with two all-inclusive public tour offerings. The ‘Original Brew Tour’ provides participants with an insider's look into how three different DC-area breweries craft their celebrated brews. Perfect for beginners, connoisseurs, home brewers, and everything in between, The ‘After Hours Brew Tour’ is the ultimate Washington DC nightlife experience. The ‘After Hours Tour’ kicks off by showcasing both the old school breweries and the latest school of nano/micro breweries open in the district.