Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Hiring Vancouver Brewery Tour Guides

Brewery Tour Guides Wanted

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Hiring Vancouver Brewery Tour Guides

 

We’re expanding again! Do you love craft beer? Do you love talking about craft beer to anyone who will listen? Well how would you like to get paid to talk about beer and join the best team in the industry! We’re looking for 2-3 new guides to join our expanding team. Check out the job description below and apply now!
About Vancouver Brewery Tours

Vancouver Brewery Tours connects both residents and visitors alike to Vancouver’s burgeoning craft-beer community via daily Public Tours, Beer and Food Tours, and completely customizable Private and Corporate Group Tours. While on tour, guests ride comfortably in our fleet of vans and enjoy VIP, behind-the-scenes access to a host of local breweries as well as samples of iconic local craft brews as a team of friendly and knowledgeable tour guides take them through the brewing process from grain to glass.

The Opportunity: Brewery Tour Guides

We are seeking 2-3 passionate and knowledgeable brewery tour guides to join our team.  The positions are for on call, part time and potentially full time. The successful candidate must be available every Saturday, potentially Sundays, with other weekday shifts available upon request. Shifts are 5-8 hours long.

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 up to 14 beer lovers
•    Be 100% responsible for a positive and memorable experience for each and every guest
•    Captivating storytelling and sales abilities
•    Outstanding customer service skills
•    Skilled conversationalist
•    Clean and professional appearance
•    Respectful sense of humour and a laugh that lights up a room!
•    Positive and enthusiastic attitude
•    Acute time management skills
•    Ability to project your voice in loud spaces
•    Professional and goal oriented approach to your work

The Successful Candidate

We are searching for 3 types of candidates

1)    Holds a Class 4 driver’s license and a passion for Vancouver craft beer (beer experience not necessary)
2)    Experience in the beer industry, and willing to obtain a Class 4 license.
3)    Holds a Class 4 License AND strong craft beer experience? Skip the interview you’re hired!

Compensation

We provide a competitive base salary, and 100% of the tips earned on tour are yours. Comensurate with experience.

Other Requirements

•    Experience as a tour guide an asset
•    Have a smartphone with access to social media
•    PC or Mac with access to the MS suite of products
•    Aged 19 or over
•    Please note a criminal record check and ICBC driver’s abstract will be requested from the successful candidates

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! Tell us:

•    Why you’ll make the perfect brewery tour guide
•    Your beer experience
•    If you hold a Class 4 License
•    About your favourite Vancouver brewery and why you think others should support them

2.    Submit your application to info@vancouverbrewerytours.com

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc. - Craft Beer and Artisan Food Tour Dine Out Vancouver

Join our Dine Out Vancouver 2015 Tour – A Craft Beer and Artisan Food Tour of Vancouver

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc. - Craft Beer and Artisan Food Tour Dine Out Vancouver

Carefully sourced local ingredients. Small batches. Folks dedicated to the love of the craft.

January 16 – 31st. Hop on and let Vancouver Brewery Tours introduce you to the burgeoning craft beer and artisan food scene in Vancouver. While on tour we’ll introduce you to two of Vancouver’s finest craft breweries and visit three award-winning artisan food stops.

Enjoy an abundance of craft beer samples at the city’s newest craft brewery, Strange Fellows Brewing, and East Van favourite, Bomber Brewing, all while learning about the exploding popularity of Vancouver’s craft beer industry. To whet your appetite you’ll also be whisked away on a culinary adventure that includes artisan meats, cheeses, baked goods and much more from Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, La Grotta del Formaggio, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and East Side Beer Food (aka Pig on the Street).

$79pp plus taxes. January 16 – 31st on select dates. Tickets on sale now and moving fast! You can purchase them here.

Must be 19 or older and have valid ID to board the van.

Dietary Comments: Each tour includes meat, dairy and wheat products.

* includes tour and tastings. Tax and ticketing fee not included. Gratuity optional.

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Brewery Tour Gift Certificates Now Available!

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your “hard to buy for” craft beer geek? Look no further! We offer brewery tour gift certificates for sale for our tours. Guaranteed to add that WOW factor to your gift. You can purchase them either any denomination or simply gift a tour. Email us to purchase yours! More information can be found here.

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Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Mike's Craft Beer

Mike’s Craft Beer Joins Us for a Tour

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Mike's Craft BeerMike Garson aka Mike’s Craft Beer Blog joined us for our Friday November 14th tour and it was fantastic to have him along. If you haven’t visited Mike’s blog you should! He regularly updates the craft beer community with reviews of various craft beer releases and events. Cheers Mike!

“For a while now I have been pondering checking out one of the tour companies that offer tours to Metro Vancouver’s breweries.  Luckily things fell into place on November 14th, 2014 and I was able to finally take a tour with Vancouver Brewery Tours…”

Read the full article here.

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The Best Vancouver Craft Breweries as Seen Through Vancouver Brewery Tours

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Beer Me BCWe were honoured to have Dustan from BeerMeBC join us again, one year after his first tour. Dustan was on one of our new tour rotations which took him to Brassneck Brewery, Bomber Brewing and Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.

“The Vancouver craft Beer Scene has exploded in recent years and determining what are the best BC craft breweries is no easy task. Vancouver Brewery Tours is here to help though as not only have they narrowed down the field but also offer you the opportunity to decide for yourself with a tour of the top pics.”

Read the full article.

Vancouver Brewery Tours at Brassneck Brewing

New Brewery Partner – Brassneck Brewery

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Brassneck BreweryWe’re super excited to announce our new partnership with Brassneck Brewery for our brewery tours! They have joined our Saturday and Sunday rotations and will also be available for Private Tours.

In their own words:

Brassneck opened on October 2nd 2013. We’re a little neighbourhood brewery with a Growler Shop & Tasting Room servicing the good people of Mount Pleasant & the surrounding area. We like to keep things simple. We just serve the beer we brew & the occasional sausage.

There’s no kitchen here but we have a roster of Food Trucks serving goodies just about every night. Order outside & bring it inside to eat. Easy peasy.

Our brewing philosophy is also very straight forward. We like to experiment, not take ourselves too seriously and constantly try new things. The result is a busy, ever changing chalk board, full of choices showcasing a mixture of tried & true “dangerously drinkable” beers, Nano sized experiments & lesser known styles from all over Europe & North America.

Main Street Brewing Pilsner

New Brewery Partner – Main Street Brewing

We’re excited to be partnering with Main Street Brewing on our brewery tours starting mid October. They will be part of our Friday rotation and available for Private Tours. More details soon!

“Main Street Brewing resides in one of Vancouver’s few surviving industrial heritage buildings. The “Vancouver Breweries Garage” dates back to 1913 and sits in the historic Brewery Creek district, an area once dominated by tanneries & breweries and which we now proudly call home.”

The Main Street Brewing Team
Brewmaster: Jack Bensley
Operations: Nigel Pike and Cameron Forsyth

 

Main Street Brewing Tap Handles

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Vancouver Brewery Tours Hosts BC MLAs for Tourism and Health, and BC Brewers Guild

Yeast, Malt, Hops and a Story: Last month Vancouver Brewery Tours had the pleasure of hosting a brewery tour for local MLAs in support of BC Craft Beer. We visited Brassneck BreweryBomber Brewing, Red Truck Beer and Green Leaf Brewing Company. On board was BC Craft Brewers Guild‘s Ken Beattie, Government of British Columbia Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, Naomi Yamamoto and Minister of Health, Terry Lake.

 

 

 

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Brewery tour operator cashes in on microbrewery sales surge

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Owner Ryan MackeyBusiness in Vancouver is no stranger to microbrewing and its boom over the past few years. They have featured several articles recently on the industy’s rapidly increasing sales and market share over big breweries. As a small business, any time our company is mentioned in the media is a very exciting and rewarding experience for us.  When BIV contacted us to do a feature on Vancouver Brewery Tours and how the boom is impacting our business we were excited!

Written by Glen Korstrom and introduced as “Tourism operators thirsty to cash in on Vancouver’s burgeoning microbrewery sector have started to see success”. BIV reported earlier this month that sales for breweries that produce less than 1.5 million litres annually saw sales rise 43.4% in the year that ended June 30.

To read the entire article, click here.

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Hiring Vancouver Brewery Tour Guides

We’re Hiring!

Vancouver Brewery Tours Inc - Hiring Vancouver Brewery Tour Guides

Vancouver Brewery Tours is currently seeking brewery tour guides to join our growing and awesome team. If you have a passion for locally made craft beer and love talking about it, you could be our newest guide!

Either way, check out the Careers section of our website for more and how to apply.

Cheers!