If you know someone who’s got a slight fixation on all things brew-related, then you need to put Vancouver Brewery Tours on their radar – or better yet, buy them a Brew Tour gift certificate for Christmas and hop along for the ride.
As Vancouver’s first and only company to focus exclusively on craft brewery tours, Vancouver Brewery Tours has carved themselves a nice little niche. Their simple goal being to connect beer fans with the burgeoning craft beer scene popping up around town. With half a dozen new breweries on the scene already (Powell Street Brewery, Bridge Brewery and Four Winds come to mind) establishing Vancouver as a premier tourist destination for craft beer tours makes complete sense.
Beer lovers Ryan Mackey and Stephanie Soebagio joined forces to launch the company this past June and their tour company aims to offer guests an exclusive behind the scenes vantage point of the city’s craft breweries. With so much buzz around beer in YVR, tour destinations have been consistently changing – keeping tours (and brew) fresh.
Public tours run every Saturday and Sunday and cost $69+tax (with a few seats still available for this Saturdays tour). Knowledgeable guides lead guests around the city via cozy 15-seater passenger van (so no need to worry about the chilly temps!) making their way to about three different breweries over the course of three hours. Don’t worry, they’ll be plenty of sampling done along the way.
Participants learn all about how beer is made, meet other likeminded beer enthusiasts and connect with brewery staff, brew masters and more on each unique tour. The best part: all tour goers score a custom Vancouver Brewery Tour pint glass and tour team photo as a keepsake (and depending on how much beer you sip – you may just need it as a reminder).
Not into drinking with 14 other random people, or want to celebrate a special event with a select group of friends, colleagues or family – Vancouver Brewery Tours offers private tastings and tours too. Additionally, look for this brew tour to hook up with a local purveyor of YVR food tours in 2014 – Vancouver Brewery Tours is set to partner with Off the Eaten Track for Dine Out 2014, offering a culinary/brewery tour experience.
Looking for more info? Check Vancouver Brewery Tours out online or email them directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of: Vancouver Brewery Tour.