Tour Local Microbreweries with The Brew Bus


For many craft beer enthusiasts, being able to visit multiple breweries in one day is often the hardest part about enjoying local craft beer. The Brew Bus offers public brewery tours and private charter packages that visit local breweries in South Florida. The Brew Bus – South Florida offers a variety of all-inclusive tours each week where passengers can sample beer and get a behind the scenes look at brewery operations. The Brew Bus was born in Tampa, which was recently ranked as the #5 beer city in country by Liveability magazine. Miami, West Palm Beach, and Ft Lauderdale are catching up in ranking. Breweries including Funky Buddha Brewing, Due South, and Saltwater Brewing are quickly turning South Florida into one of the country’s top craft beer destinations, and The Brew Bus South Florida is helping to make that happen. The Brew Bus idea fermented when owner, Anthony Derby, was a student at the University of Colorado. Considered one of the craft beer Mecca’s of the United States, Anthony attempted to visit numerous of Colorado’s renowned microbreweries in one day, but quickly realized how difficult and unsafe this could be just after a couple of beers. He discussed the concept of a microbrewery tourism company in his hometown of Tampa to his mother, current President of Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, and shortly after The Brew Bus was born. Originally started as a private charter service, The Brew Bus quickly grew to offer weekly public tours. When they received a special license to serve beer on the bus, they couldn’t decide which local beer to feature so they crafted their own brand, Brew Bus Brewing, which is served on-board. “We’re not just an ancillary tourism business,” said Derby. “We’re here to bring new business to our local breweries and introduce people to craft beer. We really want to see the craft beer scene in Florida continue to grow.” Aaron Caplan, college roommate of Anthony, now resides in Delray Beach and is the Manager of the South Florida division of Brew Bus USA. The Brew Bus South Florida offers public tours and private charters to local breweries between the West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami areas. Public events leave from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, however private charters can be customized to pickup at a location convenient to your group. To book your trip visit or email