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About Us

We are proud to be Cleveland’s original brewery tasting and tour service! We’ve been serving the local craft beer community and our guests since 2013, and it shows. Our knowledgeable and humorous guides have unparalleled access and insight into more than 24 partner breweries. We offer tours for individuals, couples, and groups of all sizes.

Owners/Coordinators: Leslie Basalla-McCafferty and Brian McCafferty

Leslie and Brian have owned and operated Cleveland Brew Bus since March of 2015. Leslie is a former brewery manager and journalist, while Brian is a working musician and retired Cleveland firefighter. The two purchased the company from founders Bob and Shelle Campbell, after having worked as tour guides for them for about a year. They are proud to have built Brew Bus into an integral part of the Cleveland craft beer community. Leslie is a Certified Beer Steward through the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, and a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program – she is working towards full Cicerone certification.

BookLeslie 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 giving tours, Brian and Leslie enjoy gardening, biking, concerts and spending quality time with their dogs. Both list IPA as a favorite beer style, but are constantly trying new brews to keep their palates sharp.


Additional Services:

  • Guest speaker/lecturer on all topics related to beer and Cleveland brewing history
  • Restaurant/bar staff training
  • Beer and food pairing information
  • Ohio-licensed non-denominational/secular wedding officiant
  • Emcee for your next event

Please contact us for more information about these services.

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