Brew Cruz
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Brew Cruz is Santa Cruz's Original Microbrewery Tour! Hop aboard for a 4 hour drive around scenic Santa Cruz on our beautifully restored, one-of-a-kind 1989 school bus, 'Betty Jane', and enjoy a pint for each passenger at each of the 3 breweries we choose to stop at, tours with the brewmasters, beer history, trivia, music on-board and many unforgettable memories. Truly a Santa Cruz favorite!
Santa Cruz, California

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David Z
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Such a great experience cruising around Santa Cruz, brewery hopping in a old VW Bus! Our Driver Zane was super cool, knowledgeable of the area, pointing things out, and was pretty flexible with our time spent at each brewery so we didn't feel rushed trying to get from place to place. He took us on a nice scenic route back to our pick up location and it was amazing. The bus was clean and comfortable as well. Annie was great to accommodate my request of being picked up and dropped off from The Crow's Nest restaurant, she recommended some new breweries to me and they were great choices! I totally would recommend taking Slow Boy out again and going to some different spots!
Written May 2, 2022
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Ted
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Celebrating two 50th birthdays. We went on the Santa Cruz Brew Cruz riding in Slow Boy ( a 1960's VW van ). Working with Annie to schedule the trip was a pleasant experience. She was very helpful in accommodating to our needs. Riding in the VW Van was a kick.The driver was very friendly and informative. He made sure we had a good time. Things couldn't have gone any better and the people at each brewery were very nice. A good time was had by all.
Written January 19, 2020
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Pathfinder305014
Newcastle, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The seven of us were picked up by Adam at the Seabright beach area and rode along the coast through Capitola in Slowboy, the VW bus. Such a fun ride! Adam played awesome 60's music! We saw coastline areas we hadn't seen before. This was our 2nd annual Brew Cruz and plan on doing this every year! Cool ride! Should be at the top of the list of 'Things To Do' in Santa Cruz!!
Written November 28, 2023
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Adair P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We hired Annie and her beautiful bus as a charter for a Board of Directors retreat, and it was amazing. Annie is kind, knowledgeable, and just a downright fun person. The bus was perfect for 12 of us, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks, Brew Cruz!
Written May 31, 2023
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honey_mm
Santa Cruz, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Highly, highly recommend Annie and her Brew Cruz experience! It would be incredibly hard not to have a great time - from the bus to the breweries, Annie is the supreme hostess, playing our favorite songs, giving us insider knowledge on the beers we tasted, and making sure we stayed hydrated along the way!
Written October 14, 2019
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Nicholas B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We had a blast on the brew Cruz! Our driver Chris was awesome and funny and professional! Would definitely recommend for everyone!
Written June 17, 2018
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bmaxson
Napa, CA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
We booked the private tour option for our group of 14 people to celebrate a 30th birthday. First off, the price is super reasonable for a private tour, pick-up and drop-off (within Santa Cruz areas), 3 breweries (which we could help decide on which ones), 1 beer at each brewery, and a fun bus and tour guide. Annie was so great, from the initial booking and questions, and all the way to the end with dropping us off and taking more fun group photos. Annie was very responsive, educated on her beers and Santa Cruz, and such a fun time. Love how you can bring your own beers on the bus, and customize the playlist for the music on your ride. Excited for them to launch a second bus. Will def be booking with Brew Cruz again for our next beer tasting adventure in Santa Cruz!! Annie you rock!! :D
Written January 29, 2018
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Kathleen N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Annie was so great and accommodating, and everyone had a super fun time! The Betty Jane bus is really cute and comfortable, and all of the breweries were awesome. Discretion Brewing, Humble Sea, and Beer Thirty, plus a stop at Steamers Lane for photos. This was a really good bachelorette party experience and I would do it again for another celebration!
Written June 3, 2024
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Y1867GPveronicap
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Amazing experence for our wedding! We had such a blast. Our driver took us around during our wedding and made sure we had the best time.
Written April 28, 2024
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Simon S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We had an amazing time, Annie’s connections at the brewery’s really made it feel like a local/vip experience.
Written September 11, 2023
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