By Brittany Tiplady
Gone are the days when showing up at an indoor party with a case of Budweiser would be considered socially acceptable. In British Columbia, craft beer is one of the most successful, and ever-growing industries. It’s so popular in fact, that trying to pick a single brewery, or a brewery-focused neighbourhood is nearly impossible. Let the pros do it for you and book yourself a beer tour! Whether you’re a local needing to step up your craft beer game, or a tourist wanting to get familiar with Metro Vancouver’s brewery culture, taking a beer tour is the ideal way to experience it all. Here are some of our favourites:
Learn about Vancouver’s unique beer history with Vancouver’s number one ranked brewery tour via Tripadvisor. Vancouver Brewery Tours offer multiple different tours and pub walks, exploring Gastown, Brewery Creek, and Distillery’s. Book your tour (private, corporate, and wedding party tours offered as well), year-round.
Safety first! No drinking and driving here. Experience the diverse culinary scene Vancouver and the Metro Vancouver area has to offer through public transit, from the bustling bars of local breweries to the tucked away restaurant serving up steamed dumplings. Get ready to Dine the Line with 7 exciting maps packed with local hot spots, all accessible by TransLink.
With a beer geek by your side, you’ll see how amazing our local beer is here in Vancouver. With this tour, you’ll get some beer education, exploring pairings and tasting notes, with a perfectly curated flight as well as some knowledge on the beer-brewing process, and what makes Vancouver’s beer scene so wonderfully unique. Book your $75 tour with Canadian Craft Tours, and check out the variety of options for your desired experience and group.
Every Saturday starting at 11 AM, explore Vancouver’s growing Craft Beer Scene by bike! Peddle through three different breweries over the course of 3.5 hours, sampling 3 – 3oz beers at each stop while touring the facilities. In total, tour guests will sample nine unique beers in addition to plenty of food pairing at Belgard Kitchen.This 12 KM tour can be done on your own bike, or if you don’t have a set of wheels, rentals are available upon booking.
For craft beer, craft cider, and wine lovers, this tour is the perfect marriage. Vine and Hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours takes you to all the best wineries, craft breweries, and cider houses and in the Fraser Valley. Book yourself a public tour, happening every Sunday with a 10:45 AM departure from Vancouver, or book a private tour and customize your experience.