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 - 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

 

 

Vancouver Brewery Tours - Bridge Brewing - Beer

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

 

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 

Heart Love Ballons Valentine

 

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

 

Love Lovers Valentine Spelt

 

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

Radio-Canada

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!