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Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Packs

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They’re back! Our festive Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Packs are only available each December and make for a perfect holiday gift idea. Each pack includes a gift certificate for our popular Vancouver Brewery Tour AND a Vancouver Brewery Tours 1 litre growler of beer and beer glass!

Our Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Packs have been featured on Global TV, Miss604, the Westender and much more!

To learn more and buy yours today, visit our shop page here: www.vancouverbrewerytours.com/shop/

1 Seat – Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Pack – $99.99+tax

1 – Gift Certificate for a Vancouver Brewery Tour ($89 value)
1 – One litre Vancouver Brewery Tours growler and a beer fill of your choice (received on tour)
1  – Vancouver Brewery Tours 16oz beer glass (received on tour)

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2 Seats – Beer Lovers Holiday Gift Pack – $189.99+tax

2 – Gift Certificate2 for a Vancouver Brewery Tour ($178 value)
2 – One litre Vancouver Brewery Tours growlers and beer fills for each (received on tour)
2  – Vancouver Brewery Tours 16oz beer glasses (received on tour)

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Dine Out Vancouver Vancouver Brewery Tours

New Tours for Dine Out 2020!

Dine Out Vancouver Vancouver Brewery Tours

 

Now in our 7th year with Dine Out Vancouver, we’ve handpicked four of our favourite locally owned businesses for two special tours this year!

Coffee, Brunch, Donuts and Beer Tour

Coffee, Brunch, Donuts and Beer Tour Vancouver Brewery Tours BlogTo kick things off, we’ll wake you up with the smell of freshly roasted certified organic beans at Agro Roasters coffee shop for some behind the scenes coffee tasting and info about bean sourcing and roasting processes.

Now that you’re awake, it’s time for the main course – we’ll travel to the Red Truck Diner for a tasty brunch. Next up, we get the party going with a tour and a flight of beer at Brassneck Brewery. To end the tour on a sweet note, you’ll enjoy a yummy donut from Cartems Donuts.

What’s included? Each tour includes coffee at Agro, full brunch (including vegetarian option) at the Red Truck Diner, beer flight at Brassneck and a donut at Cartems. Additional beverages can be purchased at each stop. Full transportation is also included with the Vancouver Brewery Tours bus including pick up and drop off, and our knowledgeable and fun beer guides will lead the brewery tour at Brassneck Brewing.

January 18,19,25,26
February 1,2
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
$105.99*

Visit the Dine Out website for more details and to purchase tickets: www.dineoutvancouver.com/event/coffee-brunch-donuts-and-beer-tour/20864

BBQ, Fried Chicken and Brewery Tour

BBQ, Fried Chicken and Brewery Tour Vancouver Brewery Tours BlogYour journey begins with some delicious free-range chicken and more at Juke Fried Chicken – voted #1 for Best Chicken in the Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards 2019. Next on down the line is another award winning pit stop at Memphis Blues for some messy, low and slow cooked barbecue – napkins required!

And finally, we visit Vancouver’s newest craft brewery Container Brewing to wash down all those tasty meats with a flight of beer and a behind the scenes tour that includes some brewing 101 and more. Yum and done!

What’s included? Lots of meat! Each tour includes a meal and beer at Juke Fried Chicken, meal at Memphis Blues, along with a flight of beer at Container Brewing. Optional drinks can be purchased at each restaurant. Full transportation is also included with the Vancouver Brewery Tours bus including pick up and drop off, and our knowledgeable and fun beer guides will lead the brewery tour at Container Brewing.

January 17,18,24, 25, 31
February 1
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
$105.99*

Visit the Dine Out website for more details and to purchase tickets: www.dineoutvancouver.com/event/bbq-fried-chicken-%26-brewery-tour/20865

 

2019 BC Beer Awards

BC Beer Wins Big at the 2019 BC Beer Awards

2019 BC Beer Awards

Photo Credit of CBC

 

2019 BC Beer Awards Winners

This past Saturday October 19th was a big night for BC beer as the 10th annual BC Beer Awards returned to the Croation Cultural Centre in East Vancouver. This popular event not only crowns some of the best brews in BC, but also doubles as a beer festival giving beer lovers the opportunity to taste many of the top beers in the province.

This year over 100+ breweries submitted over 1000 beer entries for a chance to win from 36 different categories.

So who won?  Thanks to the Growler we have a full list of all the winners across all categories, enjoy!

Brewery of the Year

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewer Diploma Program

Best in Show

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – Pixel Pils

Rookie of the Year

Île Sauvage Brewing Company

People’s Choice

Azedo Tropical Fruit Sour, Brewhall Beer Co.

Brewers Challenge

Cherry Operis, Four Winds Brewing Co.

International Lager

  1. Vidal, Townsite Brewing
  2. Elementary Lager, Four Winds Brewing Co.
  3. Hashtag Basic, Electric Bicycle Brewing

Pale German Beer

  1. Köl Story Bro Kölsch, Brewhall Beer Co.
  2. Skyline Lager, Bomber Brewing Co.
  3. The Adams Family Festbier, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

German Pils

  1. Pixel Pils, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
  2. Simple Things, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  3. Beldame, Strange Fellows Brewing

Amber European Beer

  1. Marzen, R&B Brewing Co
  2. Red Pilsner, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  3. Helles Lager, Trading Post Brewing

Dark & Strong European Beer

  1. Hermannator Ice Bock, Vancouver Island Brewing
  2. May the Schwarz Be With You, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  3. Dominion Dark Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing

German Wheat Beer

  1. Heftechnik, Brassneck Brewery
  2. Chefs Hef, R&B Brewing Co.
  3. 50/50 Hefeweizen, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

UK Pale Ale

  1. Papa G’s ESB, The Noble Pig Brewhouse
  2. Bomber Pale Ale, Bomber Brewing Co.
  3. Backroads Brewing Pale Ale, Backroads Brewing Company

UK Brown Ale

  1. Wee Angry Scotch Ale, Russell Brewing Company
  2. Rail Ale Nut Brown, Howe Sound Brewing
  3. Outboard Motor Oatmeal Porter, The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery

UK Stout

  1. Sasquatch Stout, Old Yale Brewing
  2. Tactical Turtleneck, Another Beer Company Inc.
  3. Cold Steeped Irish Stout, The Bakery Brewing

Strong Ale

  1. Woolly Bugger, Howe Sound Brewing
  2. Melle Meo, Howe Sound Brewing
  3. Wayfarer, Strange Fellows Brewing

Fruit Beer

  1. Tropical Tart, Steamworks Brewing Co.
  2. Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose, Ravens Brewing Company
  3. Moon Dance Mango Wheat, Old Yale Brewing

Specialty Fruit Beer

  1. Late Bloomer Strawberry Hibiscus Sour, Twin City Brewing Company
  2. Asking For A Friend, Backcountry Brewing
  3. De Witte, Dageraad Brewing

Spice Beer

  1. Yoga Pants Cucumber Basil Sour, Electric Bicycle Brewing
  2. Flex Mex, Twin Sails Brewing
  3. Nightwatch, Lighthouse Brewing Co.

Smoke- & Wood-Aged Beer

  1. The Great Gratzer, Moody Ales
  2. Ignis Lichtenhainer, House of Funk Brewing Company
  3. Loral Brett Saison, Île Sauvage Brewing Company

Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

  1. Punch’s Farmhouse Ale, Mayne Island Brewing Company
  2. Debauchery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, House of Funk Brewing Company
  3. Scarlet, Steamworks Brewing Co.

European Sour

  1. Shiro Shiro, Île Sauvage Brewing Company
  2. Troika, Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  3. Little Red One, Strange Fellows Brewing

Specialty Beer

  1. Whiskey Sour Ale, Field House Brewing Co.
  2. Pilsbo Baggins New Zealand Pilsner, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  3. Gulagubben, Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.

North American Light Beer

  1. No Brainer, Brassneck Brewery
  2. Red Racer Summer Crush Hopped Lager, Central City Brewers + Distillers
  3. Cream Ale, Gladstone Brewing Company

North American Blonde Ale

  1. Bastion Blonde Ale, White Sails Brewing
  2. Ballpark Blonde, Red Arrow Brewing Company
  3. Royal City Ale, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

North American Pale Ale

  1. Hazy Citra Pale Ale, 4 Mile Brewing Co.
  2. Palida, Andina Brewing
  3. Hazy Pale Ale, Steamworks Brewing Co.

North American Amber & Brown Ale

  1. Birra Rossa, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  2. Easy Amber, Nelson Brewing Co
  3. Midnight Umber, Red Arrow Brewing Company

North American Porter & Stout

  1. Porter, Gladstone Brewing Company
  2. Rye Stout, Doan’s Craft Beer Company
  3. Bomber Russian Imperial Stout, Bomber Brewing Co.

North American IPA

  1. Bomber IPA, Bomber Brewing Co.
  2. Shipwreck, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  3. Play Dead IPA, Yellow Dog Brewing

Specialty IPA

  1. Ferocious Wild IPA, Yellow Dog Brewing
  2. Sipasaurus Rex, Backroads Brewing Company
  3. Slingshot Session IPA, Fernie Brewing Co.

Hazy IPA

  1. Exp.003.Mkvi – Fluffy Cloud IPA, 33 Brewing Experiment
  2. Neon Lights Pale Ale, Brewhall Beer Co.
  3. Dreamboat Hazy IPA, The Parkside Brewery

Imperial IPA

  1. Psychosis 7 DIPA, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
  2. Numbskull, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  3. One Trick Pony, Brassneck Brewery

Belgian Ale

  1. Burnabarian, Dageraad Brewing
  2. La Tenace Belgian Single, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
  3. Icefields Pale Ale, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.

Honorable Mention: Jongleur Strange, Fellows Brewing

Saison

  1. Five, Dageraad Brewing
  2. Small Wonder, Brassneck Brewery
  3. The Pass, Dageraad Brewing (collab w/ Blindman)

Strong Belgian Ale

  1. 10°, Dageraad Brewing
  2. Rosetta, Dageraad Brewing
  3. Blonde, Dageraad Brewing

Honorable Mention: 33 Acres of Euphoria, 33 Acres Brewing Co.

Wild Ale

  1. Strange Resemblance, Strange Fellows Brewing
  2. Mixtape Series: Dry Hopped Sour, Boombox Brewing
  3. Pinkies Out Tropical Sour, Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.

Specialty Wild Ale

  1. Mountain View Black Currant Sour, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
  2. Noble Blend Mixed Culture Saison, Yellow Dog Brewing
  3. Rose Changeling, Brassneck Brewery

Dan Small Homebrew Award

Andrew Swanton, The Answers to Life The Universe and Everything Dark Mild

Best Flight Paddle

Andina Brewing

Best Growler Design

Andina Brewing

Best Merch/Apparel

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Great Canadian Beer Festival founders John Rowling and Gerry Hieter accept their Legend awards. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Best Tasting Room Design

Electric Bicycle Brewing

Best Tap Handle Design

Boombox Brewing

Best Label Design – Can

Dageraad Brewing – Murder City

Best Label Design – Bottle

Dageraad Brewing – Antwerpen Tripel

Dageraad Brewing. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Best Packaging Design

Vancouver Island Brewing – Pod Pack

Best Website Design

Brewhall Beer Co.

Best Social Media Presence

Backcountry Brewing

Innovator of the Year

Twin Sails Brewing

Legend Awards

  • John Rowling & Gerry Hieter
  • Nancy More
  • Gerry Erith

 

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice - Vancouver Brewery Tours

And the Winner is..Top 10 Beer Experience in the World

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice - Vancouver Brewery ToursWhile many of our guests come from Vancouver and the lower mainland, we are lucky enough to have travellers and visitors from all over the world hop on our brewery tours. This means alot to our team as they put their trust in us to show them around Vancouver’s craft beer community. For many, we are their 1st and only introduction to our beer scene!

How do these out of town guests find us? One way is through Trip Advisor. The websites features thousands of attractions from all over the world and receives millions of traveler reviews each year. After six years we’re also very lucky to have some pretty cool guest reviews about our tours, our tour guides and more.

So when Trip Advisor informed us we had just received a 2019 Travellers Choice Award for our flagship Vancouver Brewery Tour as one of the Top 10 Beer Experiences in The World – we were pretty shocked and excited!

The award is Trip Advisor’s top honour and is given out to the top 1% of all companies listed on Trip Advisor and is selected based on traveller reviews. To learn more and see the whole list of Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Beer Experiences, click here.

 

 

Vancouver Brewery Tours - Stagette Party at Big Rock Urban

Bachelorette & Bachelor Party Season is Here!

In a few short months summer is finally coming back to Vancouver and with it the return of wedding season, or as it’s known to us at Vancouver Brewery Tours, Bachelorette and Bachelor Party Brewery Tour season! With 6 years experience planning bachelor party brewery tours for literally hundreds of different groups of men and women, you could say we’ve seen it all and then some!

And while celebrating on a bachelor/bachelorette party is a tonne of fun, there is also a lot of work that goes into planning a successful day for the organizer of the group. And while our team takes care of all the details for your group and will make sure your crew has a successful tour, there a few things we recommend to help get the most out of your Vancouver Brewery Tour.

With that in mind, we’ve put together our top suggestions on how to make the most out of your Stag or Stagette Party Brewery Tour with Vancouver Brewery Tours, and to ensure the aspiring groom and bride have a great time and leaves the tour ready to take on the next round of festivities!

1) Plan Ahead

Do you have a “must have” day for the bachelor/bachelorette party, or are you flexible on dates? Either way, put your request into us as early as you can. You don’t have to commit to booking your tour right away, but our tours can book up months in advance so it doesn’t hurt to fill out our Private Tour Online Request Form to first see if your date is available. If not, we’ll suggest other available dates that may work for your group. Once you’re ready to move forward with your tour, payment of a deposit will lock down your date and then the fun begins!

2) Choose your Tour Type

Our most popular bachelor party tour is our Vancouver Brewery Tour, which takes you to 3 breweries in just over 3 hours and includes free pick up and drop off, transportation, 1 beer flight per stop, behind the scenes tours and much more. We also offer lots of options for customization. Want to visit a distillery? How about adding a meal to your tour or get dropped off at your favourite restaurant afterwards? You tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen.

3) Choosing Breweries to Visit

So many options! You can either leave the planning to us, or we can choose the breweries for you, totally up to you. Choose from 22 of our brewery partners, including Storm Brewing, one of the most popular stops on any of our bachelor/bachelorette party brewery tours.

4) Customize your Experience

Once you’re on tour with us, our experienced guides will work with your group to make sure you get the experience you’re looking for. Want brewery tours at every stop? None of them? Want the focus to be more on tasting beer and getting a few tasting notes for each one? Maybe you’d like to totally geek out and pepper your guide with tough questions? We’re ready!  We’ll also work with your group to put some of your favourite craft beers in front of you and will offer a few suggestions for must try beers at each stop.

5) Take Care of The Bride/Groom!

The most important tip of the day! While every group wants to have a good time, the best bachelor/bachelorette party brewery tours we’ve seen are the ones that take care of the the bride or groom and ensure they’ll be in good shape after the tour is over.  How much fun is it really if you feed them SO much beer that they feel sick afterwards? Punishing the bachelor or bachelorette with too much to drink is not fun for anyone! Brewery tours are the lead up to a great evening, not the end of it. Our suggestion? Pace yourself yo! Drinking is fun, laughing hard is fun, going home at 6pm because they drank WAY too much on tour is NOT fun.

Request a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Brewery Tour

If you’re ready to put a request in, click the online Private Tour Request Form button below.

If you have questions, call 604-318-2280 or email info@vancouverbrewerytours.com.

 

Thanks for reading!
The Vancouver Brewery Tours Team

 

 

Father's Day Ideas - Vancouver Brewery Tours - Craft Beer Tour

7th Annual Father’s Day Brewery Tour

Father's Day Ideas - Vancouver Brewery Tours - Bridge Brewing

Make this Father’s Day one to remember by joining us for our 7th Annual Father’s Day Brewery Tour!

We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite local breweries to help celebrate our fathers, starting off at one of Vancouver’s most respected breweries, Brassneck Brewery. Your journey continues into the heart of Yeast Van to visit the team at Luppolo Brewery (of which 2 of the owners are recent parents!)  and finally, we finish the tour on a strong note at the impressive Steamworks Brewery in Burnaby.

Vancouver Brewery Tours 32oz Growler - Father's Day Brewery TourAND we even have a special gift for every Dad that joins us on tour – a free 32oz Vancouver Brewery Tours growler AND a free beer fill from any of the 3 breweries on tour. Pair that with the free beer glass that everyone gets at the end of the tour, and you can continue the fun with Dad for the rest of the day.

What’s included? You’ll enjoy full transportation aboard the Vancouver Brewery Tours bus including pick up and drop off. Our knowledgeable and fun tour guide will take you behind the scenes at each brewery for tours where you’ll enjoy full flights of beer, VIP seating and a free Vancouver Brewery Tours 16oz beer glass to end a wonderful tour. And for all the Dads on tour, a free 32oz Vancouver Brewery Tours growler and beer fill.

Getting “stuff” for Dad is nice too, however we think spending time with the ones he loves over a few tasty beers is a really good life choice 🙂

Father’s Day Brewery Tour Details

Date: Sunday June 16th
Tour Time: 1pm-4pm
Meet Up Time: 12:45pm
Breweries Visited:
Price: $85.00 + tax

Ready to Book? Visit our online calendar here to book your seats.

Tour Features

  • ALL the Beer – 1 beer flight per stop
  • FREE Vancouver Brewery Tours Beer Glass
  • Vancouver Brewery Tours Beer Tasting Journal
  • Pick up, drop off and transportation to and from the breweries
  • VIP access and entrance fees
  • Behind the scenes brewery tours at every brewery
  • Passionate and knowledgeable brewery tour guides
  • From Grain to Glass – an introduction to the brewing process
  • Free 32oz Growler and Beer Fill for Dads on Tour

 

Vancouver Brewery Tours Private Group Tours

A Must Do in Vancouver – Vancouver Brewery Tours

Travel Mag Lists Vancouver Brewery Tours as Must Do Activity in Vancouver

Craft beer has become one of Vancouver’s most vibrant cottage industries in recent years, with a vast number of small, independent breweries creating their own products to distribute around the city and beyond. Whereas traditionally brewery tours have involved traipsing around large-scale manufacturing plants, in Vancouver it is a more local and immersive experience.

One of the best companies to offer such excursions is Vancouver Brewery Tours, who offer trips that take in the city’s craft beer hotspots. The tours are held at a leisurely pace and with plenty of samples to taste along the way. There are a number of different tours on offer, including some that pair beer tastings with sightseeing. More information and a list of tours available can be found here.

Read the Travel Mag article here

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A New District is Brewing in North Vancouver

Vancouver Brewery Tours New Van

Boom! Welcoming Our Newest Van

After almost 6 years in the brewery tour biz, our fleet continues to expand, and we are happy to announce the newest addition!  All of our vans are named after our favourite beverages –  IPA, ESB, PIL and since we’re also lovers of dark beer it was time this iconic style was represented in our fleet – enter PORT.

PORT continues the tradition of our A-Team like sideways wrap, but with the new addition of almost lifesize growlers taken from our logo. Why growlers? Because to us, they are a symbol of everything our company stands for – drinking locally and supporting our craft beer community. While can sales continue to grow exponentially in Vancouver, growlers are still the best way to connect you with your neighborhood breweries and of course, fresh beer. We think there’s some great van selfies in store for our guests with the new van!

So watch for our newest van driving around Brewery Creek, Yeast Van, North Vancouver and wherever the journey for fresh beer takes us!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week - Italian Culinary and Brewery Tour

Little Italy Tour is Back for VCBW and Italian Heritage Month

 

Vancouver Craft Beer Week - Italian Culinary and Brewery TourItalian Brewery & Culinary Tour – Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Italian Heritage Month and Vancouver Craft Beer Week both take place in June, so we thought it would be the perfect time to bring back our Little Italy tour once again! We led an incredibly successful (and delicious) food and brewery tour of Little Italy for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver – the city’s restaurant and food festival put on by Tourism Vancouver.

 

Tour Stops

We have handpicked a few of our favourite Italian owned and operated businesses in East Van for this delectable brewery tour taking place on Thursday June 6th during Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Starting out at the award winning Luppolo Brewing Company where it’s all about craft beer and the Italian values of quality, craftsmanship, community and family. Your journey continues into the heart of Little Italy on Commercial Drive to visit the deli legends at La Grotta del Formaggio. Scrumptious meats, cheeses and olives will be waiting for you in Vancouver’s coolest market and home of the best sandwich in town. Next up, we slow the pace down at the renowned Marcello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria for a masterfully handmade meal of fresh pasta, gnocchi or pizza along with a drink. Finally, a sweet surprise at La Dolce Amore to end a wonderful evening on the town spent with new friends and old. Salute!

Inclusions

What’s included? You’ll enjoy full transportation aboard the Vancouver Brewery Tours van. Our knowledgeable and fun tour guide will take you behind the scenes at Luppolo Brewing Co. for some brewing 101 and a full flight of beer before moving on to the culinary stops to enjoy your tasty treats. Seats are $89.99+tax.

Each Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour is approximately 3.5 hours long and departs from inside Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Please meet at 3:45pm as tours leave promptly on time. Your tour guide will meet you there, blue clipboard in hand, near the entrance of Starbucks and Small Business BC located inside the station.

Tickets: https://vancouverbrewerytours.zaui.net/modules/webBooking/index.php?action=Details&activityDate=1559804400&id=53