Nothing goes together like a sunny summer day and a cold frosty beer – there’s no argument there. So when we heard word that local Vancouver-based culinary company Off The Eaten Track was about to launch a brand new brewpub tour to shine a spotlight on one of our favorite places to escape to, Victoria, we were thrilled! This new tour (kicking off just in time for summer’s busy tourism season) will showcase the bustling culinary and craft beer scene that has pretty much exploded in the province’s capital city.
The Victoria Craft Beer & Culinary Tour will visit four of the best pubs in the city where guests will sip local beer, sample delicious pub fare, and get a private tour of the brewing facilities in a relaxed and informative walking tour along the picturesque Victoria Beer Mile.
Just to give this a stamp of added approval, Joe Wiebe (The Craft Beer Revolution) wrote, “Victoria is more than just the provincial capital – it’s B.C.’s craft beer capital, too.”
Since the opening of Spinnakers in 1984, Victoria has been on the forefront of the craft beer scene with the majority of pubs and breweries conglomerated along a one-mile stretch along the city’s harbour area. The team behind Off The Eaten Track wanted to put together a tasty, fun, and informative tour where guests could try a variety of local beers while learning more about the area’s craft beer movement
The three-hour tour starts at the Steamship Grill & Bar located in the historic Steamship Terminal Building and finishes at Spinnakers for a tasting flight of their award-winning beers. Along the way, guests on the tour will sample nine local beers and have two classic culinary beer pairings (a donut from the Steamship Grill & Bar and a scotch egg from The Guild). Along with a tasting flight at the Canoe Brewpub, guests will also get a private tour of the brewing facilities. Guests of the tour will also receive a 20% discount on food at Spinnakers if they choose to stay for dinner.
The tour costs $75 per person and includes all beer and food samples, transportation on the ferry, tour guide, and taxes. The tour runs every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm and ending at Spinnakers at 5pm. Tickets to the tour must be booked online and at least 24 hours in advance. For more information regarding the brewery tour, other Off The Eaten Track Victoria and Vancouver tours, visit here.
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