Tour Manager Jeremie at the CBC

Vancouver Brewery Tours on Radio-Canada!

Vancouver Brewery Tours Featured on Phare Ouest on Radio-Canada

On Tuesday January 15, 2019, our Tour Manager Jeremie Metcalfe woke up a little earlier than usual and headed down to the CBC studios on Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Vancouver Brewery Tours had been chosen to come in and give an interview on Phare Ouest, a French radio program based in Vancouver, on Radio-Canada, the French arm of the CBC. This program is broadcasted across the country LIVE from 6:00am to 9:00pm PST.

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Jeremie originally hails from Montreal, Quebec, but has lived in Vancouver for 14 years now. While he is fluent in French, and his mother’s family is 100% French-Canadian, he doesn’t speak French all that often anymore unless he is speaking with family on the phone or on a visit back home. He was a little worried about his French speaking abilities on live radio, but after a little practice and some quick work on Google Translate to ensure he knew all the beer/brewery/brewing words in French he was ready to go! He did stumble on the French word for encyclopedia when describing our guide Cam, but he got through it with a little help from the host.

 

Tour Manager Jeremie at the CBC

Jeremie at the CBC/Radio-Canada studios

He spoke with host Marie Villeneuve for about ten minutes on Vancouver’s craft beer scene, the breweries themselves and of course, our tours and amazing staff. Marie herself is a big craft beer fan and was eager to have us on the radio. A great experience!

You can listen to the interview herehttp://www.radio-canada.ca/util/postier/suggerer-go.asp?nID=4358071

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Tour Manager Jeremie - Gastown Pub Walks

Join Our Team! Now Hiring Brewery Tour Guides

Do you like talking about craft beer? Do you enjoy showing people a good time? Or maybe you’d like to meet the staff, brewers and owners of almost every brewery in Vancouver? If you answered yes to any of these then we think you’d make a great brewery tour guide and you should apply now!

We’re a small team with a big passion for our local craft beer community and take pride in connecting locals and tourists with the craft breweries of Vancouver. We’re seeking passionate and knowledgeable brewery tour guides to join our growing team.  The position is part time and on call, with weekday and weekend shifts available. Shifts are 5-8 hours long.

We offer industry leading hourly rates with access to competitive gratuities, and provide a comprehensive beer and brewery training program to support your success.

 

Think you’re right for the job?  Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Passion for locally made craft beer is a MUST
  • Sound knowledge of craft beer, or be willing to learn: including beer styles, the brewing process, and familiarity with the Vancouver brewery scene in general
  • Ability to command and captivate a crowd and lead a tour for groups of all size
  • Captivating storytelling and sales abilities
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Respectful sense of humour and a laugh that lights up a room!
  • Positive, professional and enthusiastic attitude

Primary Requirements

We are seeking candidates with either a Class 4 drivers license, or be willing to obtain one. We provide FREE driving training, and 100% reimbursement on the cost of the license. If you can drive a car, you can drive a brewery tour van!

We are searching for 3 types of candidates:

  • STRONG experience in the local craft beer scene (brewers, home brewers, liquor store, bartenders, etc) and WILLING to obtain a Class 4 driver’s license.
  • SOME craft beer experience and WILLING to obtain a Class 4 driver’s license.
  • Holds a Class 4 License AND strong craft beer experience? Skip the interview you’re hired!

Other Requirements

  • Experience as a tour guide an asset but not required
  • Have a smartphone with access to social media
  • PC or Mac with access to the Microsoft suite of products
  • Aged 19 or over
  • Please note a criminal record check and ICBC driver’s abstract will be requested from the successful candidate

How to apply

  1. Email a PDF or Word document of your resume along with a cover letter. In your cover letter show us a little personality! Please tell us the following:
  • Why you’ll make the perfect brewery tour guide
  • Tell us your beer experience – do you homebrew? Have you worked in a brewery? How familiar are you with our craft beer community?
  • Do you hold a Class 4 License? Yes or No. If not are you willing to obtain one.
  • Tell us about your favourite Vancouver brewery and why you think others should support them
  1. Submit your application to info@vancouverbrewerytours.com

Due to the amount of applications received, we will only be contacting potential candidates. Thank you for your interest and good luck!

Dine Out Vancouver - Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour - Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc.

Dine Out Vancouver 2019 – Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour

Dine Out Vancouver - Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour - Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc.

Dine Out Vancouver 2019 – Vancouver Brewery Tours is Proud to Present an Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour

Now in our 6th year with Dine Out Vancouver, we are proud to connect you with the food, beers and history of the Italian community in Vancouver on our Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour.

We have handpicked a few of our favourite Italian owned and operated businesses in Vancouver for this delectable Dine Out tour, starting at the award winning Luppolo Brewing Co. where it’s all about craft beer. Your journey continues into the heart of Little Italy on Commercial Drive to visit the deli legends at La Grotta del Formaggio. 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 awaits to end a wonderful evening on the town spent with new friends and old. Salute!

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 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.

Dine Out Tour Details

Each Dine Out tour is approximately 3.5 hours long and departs from inside Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver at 601 West Cordova. 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. Note Waterfront Centre is NOT the meeting location. A reminder email will be sent 24 hours before your tour with final details.

*Includes all taxes and fees, beer and food. A 10-15% recommended gratuity is not included in the ticket price but is greatly appreciated by your guide. Must be 19+ with government issued ID. Each meal may include meat, dairy and gluten products. Sorry, we cannot guarantee vegetarian options at each stop on this tour.

3:45pm-7:30pm

January 18th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th

February 1st, 2nd

Tickets $99 each and sold exclusively through the Dine Out website.

Visit the Dine Out Website to Purchase Tickets