Last March, Scott and Susan Akins took a 6 hour drive to Portland, Maine to have a mini Beercation. While visiting breweries and drinking good beer, Brew Bus NJ was born. When asked about the genesis of Brew Bus NJ, Scott told me, “When we were looking at other (touring) places, the two companies up there were extremely helpful. We had a weekend free, it was only a 6 hour drive so we went and picked their brains and drank alot of really good beer.”
Brew Bus NJ serves all of Southern New Jersey from Asbury Park south, and in the future plan on expansion to all of New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Delaware. “We want people to enjoy good beer and to laugh” Scott said and, “When a customer walks into our bus they can expect to be treated like family, we will educate, make fun of, and have a really good time with you”. This light atmosphere and dedication to local beer has helped them to be successful. “What really makes us unique is that we love people more than beer, we make you feel like old friends”.
Brew Bus NJ does two types of tours. The first is a private educational tour that accommodates up to 13 people. “A craft beer lover will enjoy our tours because we specialize in the brewery’s story. We could never tell you how to make beer like the brewer, but we can tell a story and keep it interesting.” Brew Bus NJ also does a brewery party bar crawl which averages about 150 people. Both tours visit multiple breweries and give you enough time to enjoy each one. Brew Bus NJ’s next scheduled Brewery Crawls are the St. Patrick’s Day Brewery Tour visiting 4 breweries in Camden County on March 11th from 12-8pm, followed by the Heroes Vs. Villains Tour in Atlantic City on April 22nd from 12-8pm.
When I asked Scott what was the funniest thing he has seen along the way he told me “we had well-known South Jersey radio personalities twerking on a charity tour!”
If you are looking for something different than the usual, Brew Bus NJ wants to be your designated driver. Scott and Susan are dedicated to having a great time and you may just learn something! “I think the one thing people love about us is that we have fun. We laugh a lot, we make you laugh a lot. By the end of the tour you feel like we are best friends. I mean we are drinking great beer with other people who like beer, if we can’t have a good time we should become lawyers!”
For more information, visit Brew Bus NJ at www.brewbusnj.com or by clicking the image below.