Craig and Mikel founded Las Vegas Brews Cruise in the summer of 2021. Living and working in the area, they saw first-hand that the craft beverage industry was very dynamically growing in and around Las Vegas.
Millions of travelers make their way to the desert oasis year-round, but Las Vegas has never been known as a craft beer town. Fortunately, all of this has changed in just the last handful of years with many new breweries, wineries, and distilleries now open…and more on their way.
These new producers are not on the Las Vegas Strip, they are located in cool and trendy neighborhoods with descriptive names such as Brewery Row and the Artisan Booze District.
Las Vegas Brews Cruise showcases the amazing craft breweries and other producers making high-quality alcohol throughout the area. The all-inclusive tours are expertly guided and provide thirsty guests with behind-the-scenes educational experiences by meeting the people, seeing the process, and most importantly – tasting their delicious products.
While in nursing school in Massachusetts in 2014, Craig and his cousin Bart started Kilted Beer Men. The beer geeks of KBM provided support services to breweries at festivals and events throughout New England. They were essentially serving as “beer slingers for hire”. After taking a tour in Portland, he connected with the founder of The Maine Brew Bus. With his passion, knowledge, and experience, he soon was leading brewery tours in multiple cities in New England as well as helping to market the company at numerous beer festivals.
Mikel is also from the East Coast and grew up in Aroostook County in Maine – the largest county east of the Mississippi. Mikel has a deep background in tax preparation, software programming, and teaching. He oversees all of the customer service, operational, and financial aspects of the Las Vegas Brews Cruise business. His goal is to make sure that every guest is amazed and delighted with the various experiences that are offered. His beverages of choice are those that are not made with grain, so he constantly is researching craft ciders, seltzers, and other emerging alcohol products.
Let the team from Las Vegas Brews Cruise show you the best of what the area has to offer!