About Us


About Cleveland Brew Bus

Cleveland Brew Bus is a fantastic way to explore the great craft breweries of Cleveland and the surrounding area. As part of our fun and educational tours, you will learn how to maximize your beer tasting experience, and be entertained by our knowledgeable and humorous tour guides. We offer tours for groups, couples and individuals, and can customize the experience to fit your schedule and location.

Owners/Tour Coordinators:

Leslie Basalla-McCafferty and Brian McCafferty

Leslie and Brian joined Cleveland Brew Bus in March of 2014, after Leslie left her position as Front of House manager at Market Garden Brewery. The two purchased the company from founders/original owners Bob and Shelle Campbell in early 2015. Leslie’s passion for craft beer is infectious, as Brian can attest, and her knowledge is immense. She is a Certified Beer Steward through the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program.

Cleveland BeerLeslie is the co-author, with Peter Chakerian of “Cleveland Beer: History and Revival in the Rust Belt,” available Nov. 9 from the History Press.

When not driving the Brew Bus, Brian is a firefighter for the City of Cleveland.  Leslie and Brian are both hop-heads - their favorite beer style is IPA, although Leslie also loves Saisons.

Leslie Basalla and Brian McCafferty