• 2017 Craft Beverage Tour

  • While Paso Robles is well known for it's lush hills of rolling vineyards and enchanting tastings rooms there is a wonderful new experience growing rapidly in what was once just wine country. No longer just a place to get a great meal paired with a local glass of world class wine, Paso Robles is now home to a growing craft beer and distillery movement. Join us while we visit just a small sampling of this up-and-coming movement!

    Our trip begins in downtown Paso Robles at Wine Boss, known for its commitment to small batch wineries, breweries and cideries. A small breakfast will be provided as we load up on a 40 passenger luxury bus provided by SLO Safe Ride. The bus boasts leather seats, your own private usb port and large flat screens.

    Next stop... Manucci DistilleryIn 2016, Wild Coyote Estate Winery launched its distillery, producing grappa, barrel aged brandy, and a variety of brandy flavored spirits.  

    After a beautiful drive on the West side of Paso, we will visit Opolo Distillery and enjoy lunch, tastings, and an overview of the distillation process. With their rich ties to the Balkan coast, co-owners Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols have combined their winemaking expertise with traditional recipes to create complex fruit brandies. We will have a chance to try their William's Pear Brandy distilled from northern California Bartlett pears and the Nocino, a walnut based liqueur made from Opolo's organic estate walnuts.

    No craft beverage tour would be complete without a visit to...Firestone Walker Brewing Company! Firestone began their rich history in Paso Robles in 2001 and since has claimed numerous fans throughout the "805". (Even naming one of their beers after the 805 area code.)  At Firestone you will get a guided 45 minute tour of the whole Firestone facility. The tour guides are extremely educated and enjoy their craft. Your tasting experience will be one of a kind as you get to taste both before and during your guided tour of the brewery.

    The two tours during 2016 were a resounding success and many will be joining us again this year. Don't wait too long to reserve your spot today!