New ‘Brews Cruise’ Highlights Santa Fe’s Craft Beverage Scene
Routes Bicycle Tours of New Mexico offers weekly one-of-a-kind brewery & cidery tour experience of The City Different
SANTA FE, N.M. – Aug. 24, 2016 — Routes Bicycle Tours (www.routesbicycletours.com), the award-winning bicycle tour boutique located inside the historic La Fonda On the Plaza hotel, has announced the launch of their highly anticipated 2016 ‘Brews Cruise’ foodie tour series which highlights Santa Fe’s award-winning craft beer and cider offerings. ‘Brews Cruise’ will launch on August 27, with scheduled dates every other Saturday (seasonally, March thru November). The tour explores exceptional breweries/cideries, microbrews, and scenic bike routes throughout The City Different.
‘Brews Cruise’ is an unparalleled bicycle tour that combines the spectacular scenery of Santa Fe’s historic areas and bike paths with professionally guided beer & cider tastings, VIP back-room tours, hand-crafted local pizza, and the opportunity to meet some of the city’s top Brewmasters and Cidermakers in person. Each installment features at least three breweries/cideries and a selection of highly-rated local craft beverages, with distinct routes and partners to be highlighted each tour installment. Bike and craft beverage lovers can mount up on Routes’ signature, yellow-tired city bikes for a unique, authentic, all-inclusive tour experience.
This is the first professionally-led bicycle brewery tour in Santa Fe, and brings a fresh spin to the microbrew sampling experience. Santa Fe has recently garnered national attention as one of Americas best beer towns, and boasts New Mexico’s oldest craft brewery, the state’s first brewery to specialize in ‘smoked beers’, and a vibrant (and ever growing) selection of craft cideries. All tour packages include unique collectible gifts from featured partners and Routes’ acclaimed concierge-level service.
Routes’ sister tour in Albuquerque (‘Bikes and Brews’, now in its sixth year) has been highlighted by CNN, ABC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, and the Travel Channel (among other media outlets).
Featured Santa Fe partners for 2016 include Blue Corn Café & Brewery, Chili Line Brewing Company / Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino, Santa Fe Cider Works,New Mexico Hard Cider, and Santa Fe Brewing Company.
“We are thrilled to offer this original and exciting way to explore our city’s best craft brews”, said Josh Arnold, who owns and operates Routes Bicycle Tours with his wife, Heather. “The craft beverage scene in Santa Fe has exploded, and our ‘Brews Cruise’ offers a wonderful, safe way to sample new beers & ciders, take in beautiful scenery, and meet people from around the world in the process.”
Guests can purchase tickets for ‘Brews Cruise’ on the Routes Bicycle Tours website, www.routesbicycletours.com, or by calling (505) 933-5667 during business hours. All tours are approximately 3-1/2 hours in length and include beer flights, brewery tours, award-winning local pizza, and exclusive collectible gifts from each partner. Packages range between $70-75 depending on bike rental needs. Spaces are limited on this tour and tickets sell out quickly.
About Routes Bicycle Tours
Voted the top bicycle tour company in New Mexico on TripAdvisor, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals (http://www.routesrentals.com) is a family-owned bicycle tour and rental boutique based in the historic urban cores of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM with a focus on providing unique, memorable experiences and products for their guests. Founded in spring 2011, Routes is the only company in New Mexico to feature professionally-guided bicycle tours and rentals throughout the year. Daily, custom, and seasonal packages are available including ‘Brews Cruise / Bikes & Brews’, ‘Signature Santa Fe City Tours’, ‘Lights and Luminarias’, ‘Biking Bad’, and ‘Bikes and Balloons’ in October. Snowshoes are also offered in the winter months.
Heather Arnold (co-owner, media contact)
Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals
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