The Cleveland Brew Bus has put together a special one-day tour featuring three breweries participating in this year’s Great American Beer Festival and will soon launch a new tour focusing on breweries on the city’s east side.



The GABF Entrants Tour kicks off at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 and will showcase Platform, Fat Head’s and Sibling Revelry. All three have entered the national competition this year.



Fat Head’s is a perennial winner, while Platform took home its first medal, a gold, for Black Eagle Gratzer last year.



The Great American Beer Festival runs Oct. 6-8, with the medal winners being announced on Oct. 8.



Tour participants will sample either beers that the breweries entered this year or have won medals in the past. At each stop, a brewery representative will discuss beer judging and how the brewery selected beers to enter.



Tiickets are $59. For more details or reservations, click here.



Meanwhile, the East Shore Brew Tour will debut Oct. 21 and feature Goldhorn, Euclid and Cleveland.



“We have wanted to bring a little more focus to the east side for some time, but have had a hard time, given the scarcity of breweries in the area, longer travel times and limited business hours at some breweries,” owner and tour coordinator Leslie Basalla-McCafferty said in an email.



If the East Shore route is successful, the Cleveland Brew Bus plans to offer the trip monthly.



Tickets are $60. For more details or reservations, click here.