Ryan Mackey

Founder & Brewery Tour Guide

Ryan Mackey Founder and Brewery Tour Guideof Vancouver Brewery Tours

Ryan’s passion for craft beer comes from his dad, who, like his dad before him, brewed beer in the family basements of Vancouver. An advocate for supporting all things made local, Ryan enjoys sharing his passion for craft beer and introducing our guests to the breweries of Vancouver and the people who started them. When not leading tours, you can usually find him mountain biking and getting muddy on the North Shore mountains.

First craft beer: Pipers Pale Ale, Vancouver Island Brewery

Current favourite beers: Brassneck Cherubesque, Steamworks Flagship IPA

Jeremie Metcalfe

Tour Manager & Brewery Tour Guide

Vancouver Brewery Tours Tour Guide and Brewery Tour Guide

Originally hailing from Montreal, QC Jeremie has been living in Vancouver since 2005. The original move west was for school-related reasons (most importantly the cheap student pass at Whistler Blackcomb). His love of the mountains, a perfect place for a delicious can of craft beer, has kept him here and you can often find him snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing or snowshoeing in our lovely backyard. He loves travelling the globe and is always on the hunt for the next quality craft beer find whether it is in Fernie, BC, Japan, Korea Mexico, France, El Salvador and Ecuador! As a veteran of the tourism industry, a move to Vancouver Brewery Tours was an easy decision. Keep it fresh and hoppy!

First Craft Beer: Unibroue: a Blanche de Chambly or an apple Éphémère

Current Favourite Beers: The Talisman West Coast Pale Ale by Strange Fellows, Lighthouse Brewing’s Race Rocks Ale or Russell Brewing Company’s Blood Alley Extra Special Bitter

Languages: English and French

Cam Gerard

Lead Brewery Tour Guide

Cam’s adventure into the Craft Beer world started almost a decade ago right here in British Columbia with a Phillip’s Brewing Long Boat Double Chocolate Porter. As an avid Craft Beer hunter to find the best beers Cam has travelled in all directions from Oregon State to Prince Edward Island. This has often caused Cam to buy extra suitcases to bring back Craft Beer. Attending festivals and volunteering at events and connecting with others who love Craft Beer all over this Province has shown him how amazing this industry is. Cam decided to explore education in Craft Beer by attending a course at Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts called Serious Beer which inspired him to start home brewing. What he really wanted was to work in the Craft Beer industry so Cam went to Simon Fraser University to take the Brewing Essentials Program. Recently graduated Cam is excited to share his knowledge and passion of BC Craft beer as your guide.

First Craft Beers:  Phillip’s Brewing Long Boat Double Chocolate Porter

Current Favourite: Storm Brewing Imperial Flanders Red and anything coming out of Boom Box Brewing and Superflux Brewing

Jacob Jones

Brewery Tour Guide

Jacob came to beautiful British Columbia in 2011 to attend university and hasn’t looked back since. His journey into the craft beer scene started a few years later when a friend handed him a bottle of Blue Buck, never having tried craft beer before. A keen interest and a growing market helped land Jacob a job in the industry, ultimately working at a few different breweries around town, learning the ins and outs of the brewing process. Now a full-time graduate student, tour guiding and talking all things beer and Vancouver is a great way for Jacob to unwind and inspire others to drink locally.

First Craft Beer: Phillips Blue Buck

Current Favourites: Brassneck’s Rose Changeling, Storm’s Vanilla Whiskey Stout, Andina’s Monita IPA, & anything from Strange Fellows

Kaja Engle

Brewery Tour Guide

Vancouver Brewery Tours Beer Glass

Kaja came to Vancouver by way of New York, Ottawa, and California. She has sampled beers across the continent, from Dildo Brewing in Newfoundland to Kauai Beer Company in Waimea, the westernmost brewery in North America! Kaja is also a Cicerone certified beer server who has worked in some of the best craft beer destinations in Vancouver. She is passionate about beer history and the role women have played in brewing over the centuries. When she’s not drinking beer, she loves to travel and explore in nature.

First Craft Beer: Driftwood’s Fat Tug

Current Favourites: Brassneck’s Klutz Kolsch, Strange Fellows’ Popinjay, Boombox’s Juicy AF, Twin Sails’ Con Leche