Nothing says fall like Beer. If you live in an apartment in Roanoke, VA you can enjoy great local beer this fall. Roanoke Food Tours and local breweries have launched the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour. The Roanoke Craft Beer Tour is designed for fun and to ignite appreciation for our local beer and this ancient craft.
"We started with the downtown walking food tours about a year ago," said Larry Landolt, founder and president of Roanoke Food Tours and Roanoke Craft Beer Tour. "The response has been quite encouraging. People consistently rate us as one of the top attractions regionally. With the growth of the craft beer industry, this seemed like the perfect time to start this new tour."
Each tour visits three breweries and guests go behind the scenes to explore brewing facilities, learn the basics of brewing beer, examine traditional ingredients and discover the roots of the national and local craft beer movement.
One of the participating breweries is Daleville's Flying Mouse Brewery.
"People have really enjoyed the initial tours," said Landolt. "There is great fun, education and a new appreciation for the burgeoning craft brewery scene."
Craft beer microbreweries have transformed the way people experience beer. In the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia, eight breweries now operate, with more planned. SB604 was passed in Virginia in 2012. The law allows breweries to sell beer on their premises without having an on-site restaurant. It's widely responsible for triggering the boom in the microbrewery industry.
"Whether guests are a craft beer newcomer or an expert, they're sure to enjoy the adventure of the local microbreweries, lively beer conversation and the opportunity to sample the work of our local brew masters," said Landolt.
Tastings and round-trip transportation are included in the tour.
Regardless of your beer expertise, the tour will enhance your appreciation for the craft and perhaps change the way you view and taste the world's most consumed cold beverage.