The Brew Bus fermented in 2011 when our Founder Anthony Derby was a student at The University of Colorado. When he tried to visit 3 breweries in one day he quickly realized the need for a transportation service. In 2012 we started brewing our own craft beer under the simple mission to make high quality beer that we like to drink. Today, the good times continue to roll with our own independent brewery and tasting room.
We do offer public and private charters to local breweries on our tour buses in Tampa Bay. We have seen groups of people from all levels of beer knowledge hop on our tours as strangers and leave as friends. We have turned macro beer loyalists into craft beer crusaders. Hop on one of our weekly public tours to visit local craft breweries, or rent our buses privately for your next corporate outing, birthday party, anniversary or bachelor/bachelorette party.
When we obtained a special license to serve beer on board our buses, we couldn’t decide which local brewery to feature, so we made our own. Brewed in Tampa, FL our recipes are inventive and approachable. Brew Bus Brewing is served on board all our buses for public and private events, and is also distributed in cans and draft throughout the state of Florida..
We just used them for our company kickoff the year outing! They are fantastic. Aaron made things so easy for us from getting the information to booking and then the actual tour. Very accommodating. We will be using them again in the future.
I booked the Brew Bus for my bachelorette party. We did the brewery tour package. We went to three different breweries and were able to do tours at the first two. The bus picked up and dropped off everyone at my apartment which was really convenient for everyone. We all had a blast! I would definitely recommend it for any special event or just because. I would totally do it again!
The South Florida Brew Bus was a hit - my fiancé was incredibly surprised and happy and all of our friends had a great (and safe!) time. We rented a bus for a birthday party for six hours and visited three breweries that day - what an incredible experience! Being able to experience craft beers from our local breweries (including the fantastic beers straight from the Brew Bus) was a fantastic way to spend the day with friends celebrating!
Best. Tour. Ever! The tour guides were absolutely fantastic. They were engaging, informative, and very personable. This is a great idea idea for team bonding or just a fun night out!
Grab 20 of your friends and have you birthday on the brew bus! Multiple people stopped me and said what a great idea this was and totally affordable and worth the money. 6 over 6% beers can really sneak up on you! Plus I was pleasantly surprised at how good the Brew Bus beer is. Will definitely be doing this again!
One of the best things to do in Jacksonville!
Oh man! So fun! We went for our friend Shawn's birthday, and it was awesome. I would definitely recommend this for birthdays, bachelor/
Rented a private bus for my husbands bday and had an amazing time! Both TJ and Sherry were perfect tour guides. Couldn't have asked for a better time.
Had a Birthday Party with the Brew Bus and had an amazing time. Definitely recommended this and we will be doing this once again!!!
We brew our beer in house. All Brew Bus Brewing beer is brewed at our production facility in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights, 4101 N Florida Avenue.
Tips are strongly encouraged. We pay our employees well but they always appreciate a little extra scratch.
Upon special request we can provide hard cider, spirits, or wine at an additional charge
Unfortunately, no. We are the only company of its kind in Florida that is licensed to serve alcohol en route. That license restricts us from allowing any BYOB.
Our beer is available in select markets throughout Florida.
We want you to get home as safely as possible. We strongly encourage you to use a ride sharing app like Uber or Lyft. We also offer to call cabs ahead of time so that your safe transportation will be there waiting for you upon our return. However you decide get home, please DONT drink and drive. Any questions, give us a call or ask one of our BeerTenders to call a taxi for you!
Feel free to dress casual and be comfortable, however closed toed shoes are required for brewery tours.
The Brew Bus reserves the right to cancel any public event if minimum amount of people is not reached. If any public event needs to be cancelled, all current ticket holders will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance with option of credit or full refund.
Tours must be cancelled by emailing email@example.com or calling 888-945-2739. If canceling prior to 2 days before your event, you can receive a full refund. If canceling within 2 days of your event, you will receive a credit. Applies towards public events only.
i.e. if your scheduled tour is at 1pm on Saturday, you can cancel up until 1pm on Thursday to receive full credit. If you cancel after 1pm on Thursday, you will receive a credit towards a future event.
We always have bottled water on every bus event.
Of course! The Brew Bus is a great idea for any group outing or transportation needs. For info on how to rent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-945-2739
Is water wet? We have our own line of craft beer that is served on the bus along with plenty of bottled water. You also have the option to add on additional beverages like wine, hard cider, and liquor.
Yes! All brew bus riders must be 21 years or older. ID’s will be checked upon boarding the bus and may be checked again by other establishments.
Many breweries that we visit have food trucks available with full menus in their parking lots on the weekends. We highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat before hopping on The Brew Bus.
The Brew Bus Terminal opened its own in house craft kitchen called The Eatery in December of 2016. View the menu here: MENU
Brew Bus Brewing beer is served onboard all of our tours. On our Sampler Tours, you will receive (2) 4-ounce samples at each brewery you visit as part of the tour. The Full Pour Tour includes a full pint at each stop.
Our tours vary by city, but they can run anywhere between 3 and 5.5 hours depending on the tour.
When renting The Brew Bus for a private function, you DO get to select which breweries or any other locations you’d like to visit.
Prices vary on public events and can be viewed on the Event Registration page. Private tours vary in cost between our block tours (ex. Brewery Tour) and hourly rental. Feel free to email the Brew Bus at email@example.com or call 888-945-2739
Here at the Brew Bus we like to mix it up and show love to all of our local brewery partners. Please be sure to read the event details in regards to which breweries will be highlighted on your particular event.