Beers and Bikes – Supporting Cycling BC

Vancouver Brewery Tours Offers Benefits to Members of Cycling BC

Vancouver Brewery Tours is excited to announce our support of Cycling BC for the upcoming 2019 race season. We are proud to offer all members a 20% discount on all Public Brewery Tours, and a 10% discount on all Private Brewery Tours. Want to redeem your discount? Simply contact us at info@vancouverbrewerytours.com and let us know your valid registration number and we’ll do the rest.

Cycling BC is a non-profit organization, and the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia and represents the full range of disciplines including Road, Track, Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-cycling. They provide ongoing opportunities and support for cycling enthusiasts, athletes, coaches, and commissaires through development, competition at all levels, and to collaborate with stakeholders on the growth of our sport.

Thinking of racing on two wheels this season? May we suggest Cyclocross so you can go head to head and get muddy with our founder Ryan? Consider joining and sign up here www.cyclingbc.net/membership/registration/

Cycling BC
604 737 3034
info@cyclingbc.net

 

Ryan Mackey - Owner Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc.

VBT Founder Ryan Featured in What’s Brewing

Recently our Founder Ryan Mackey was featured in local craft beer publication What’s Brewing Magazine to talk about brewery tours and to reflect on the last 6 years in business. Read the full article below, or click here to visit the What’s Brewing website:

Ryan Mackey - Owner Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc.

 

Vancouver Brewery Tours takes pride in connecting people with Vancouver’s vibrant craft beer community through their fun and informative brewery tours.  While on tour, you’ll journey to our best craft breweries for behind the scenes tours, enjoy VIP access, learn the story of each brewery and most importantly, enjoy the beers you love with friends, new and old.

The company was founded in June 2013 by craft beer enthusiast Ryan Mackey, who along with his talented team of tour guides enjoys sharing their passion for locally made craft beer and connecting you with the vibrant craft beer community in Vancouver. Let’s find out what Ryan has to say about VBT.

Q&A WITH RYAN MACKEY, Owner | Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc.

You’ve been around for over five years now, looking back what would you say you’re most proud of?

Having the opportunity to run a company based on one of my passions is probably what I’m most proud of. Also creating employment for similar-minded people who share that same passion, the strong relationships we have with our brewery partners and creating memorable experiences for our guests is very rewarding.

Do your tours cater mostly to tourists?

While a portion of our business has always come from craft beer tourism, the large majority of our guests have always been from the Lower Mainland. Not everyone knows about our breweries! Which is why so many locals hop on our tours to learn more.

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc. - What's Brewing Magazine

You have been named Vancouver’s #1 Brewery Tour on Trip Advisor 5 years running. What does this accomplishment mean to you?

It means the world, it means that customers continue to put their trust in us to introduce them to Vancouver’s craft beer community. For many of our guests we’re their first introduction to the city’s craft beer scene and it’s a responsibility I take seriously – to leave our guests with a positive view of Vancouver and our breweries to make them want to come back and visit again.

Any other recent successes to share?

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc. - What's Brewing MagazineOur fleet continues to grow as we’ve just added our 4th brewery tour van, we’ve recently hired 3 more people who have solid experience in the beer community, and in late 2018 we were recognized as one of Canada’s top brewery tours by GAdventures and one of North America’s top tours by the Flight Network for the 2nd year in a row.

What’s new on the horizon?

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc. - What's Brewing Magazine

Last year we launched the city’s first pub walk called Gastown Pub Walks, and thanks to popular demand we’re bringing it back in 2019. While it’s a little too early for details, we’re also working on a few new unique beer tours that I think visitors to Vancouver are particularly going to like.

Any particular ways you’ve been active in your community?

Most importantly we support our brewery partners, the better our company does the more money we get to put back into the breweries. We also support a range of charitable organizations and as an avid mountain bike and cyclist we support many bike related teams and organizations – to name a few.

Valentine's Day Beer Tour Love

Love at First Flight – 2019 Valentine’s Day Tour

2019 Valentine’s Day Tour

Valentine’s Day is for lovers – lovers of craft beer and spirits! Join us as we mingle with Vancouver’s loveliest producers of love potions on Thursday February 14th from 4 – 8pm

Valentine's Day Beer Tour Love

Our popular Valentine’s Day Beer and Food tour is open to the public, and this tour will fill up on a first come first serve basis. While on tour, you’ll be visiting a distillery and two breweries with a tasty spread at the final spot in four hours and get behind the scenes brewery tours.

We’ll be visiting Odd Society first for a romantic cocktail and spirits sample. The romance is already heating up as candle wax melts all around us. Next up, the love dungeon at Storm Brewing, where they have some special Valentine’s Day-themed brainstorm beers. Will your true love make it through? Finally, a romantic stop at Luppolo Brewing for an awesome flight and a tasty snack. Relaxed pace and fun, sociable atmosphere.

Grab your partner, your beer pal or just you – lover of craft beer and spirits – and hop on!

$89.99pp plus tax  >> Hop On Tour 

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Brewery staff and our guides will introduce you to the brewing process where you’ll get to see how your favourite craft beers are made. Each brewery will show you something different and unique while you learn about their history and operations. No line-ups here! The brewery staff will be expecting you and will have plenty of craft beer samples for you to sip during your visit. Questions on tour are welcome and encouraged. Between each brewery, you’ll be on the road with our guides who will share fun facts about the Vancouver beer scene and their passion for craft beer.

 

 

 

 

What’s included:

  • Pick up, drop off at Waterfront Station and transportation to and from the breweries 
  • 1 distillery and 2 brewery visits in 3-4 hours
  • VIP seating and entrance
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Behind the scenes brewery tours
  • From grain to glass: an introduction to the brewing process
  • Tasty snacks at Luppolo Brewing
  • A Vancouver Brewery Tours souvenir beer glass
  • And PLENTY of craft beer samples at each stop

 

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