Looking for a fun adventure to do in Vancouver with friends and family? I finally went on my very first Beer Tour this past weekend with Canadian Craft Tours and it was such a fun time! Canadian Craft Tours brings you on Beer, Wine & Distillery tours around Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland on evenings and weekends. Get behind the scenes tours, inside scoop, tastings and a designated driver all to yourself for a few hours! I’m a huge craft beer fan and have been immersing myself more and more into the industry, but had never had a private tour of a brewery before, just a quick peek here and there.
This company has so many different options too, from beer tours, wine tours, and food tours. They are also all over BC and even Alberta, from Victoria and Calgary, the Okanagan and even Whistler. With so many options you can try a new tour each week! For example, they have about 6 different beer tours just in the Lower Mainland area! Choose from a Port Moody Brewer’s Row tour, a walking tour, one at the fun spots in North Van, a brewery and distillery combo tour, and more! The Wine tour looks super fun and jam packed and even includes a cheese and charcuterie lunch!!!! Whaaa wine and cheese? They have a few different food tours like the Dim Sum Chinatown tour, Japanese Food tour, Coffee tour and of course you can’t forget the Granville Island tour, which has a booze option! I want to try all 4!
We started off the night at our meeting spot at 999 Canada Place, everyone was ready to go in a comfy van with our driver and tour guide excited to start! Let me just start off by mentioning that our tour guide was a rock star, really cool guy that was sociable, joined in the social chit chat fun, but also gives you space to chat with those you came with which is nice. He had answers to most of our silly questions and overall was a fun guy. It was awesome having a designated driver, much better than asking one friend to stay sober!
Our first stop was Bomber Brewing. I must say, I have been there before, but this experience made me like this brewery a whole lot more. We got a private tour of the brewery paired with a fun tasting of some delicious beers including their Pilsner, Marzen, Porter and more! Our next stop was Andina Brewing. I have been to about 80% of the breweries in the Lower Mainland so was excited to visit a new one on my adventure, and this was by far my favorite. They had such a fun interior with some amazing decor. Not to mention they had my favorite beers. We had a quick tour of the brewery followed by a table full of beer flights. We got to try their Blonde IPA, Guava Saison, Lemon Drop Sour and more! I was a huge fan of all their beers! Lastly we went to Strathcona Beer Company. I previously wasn’t a fan of this brewery but have changed my mind on this one also! The food was deeelicious, we all ordered pizza’s and they were top notch. We had a quick tour of the brewery and some more flights. We got to try their Seasonal Radler, Pilsner, Pale Ale, and more! The beers were pretty good, and it was nice sitting at their long table.
With so many tours to choose from you will guaranteed have a good time and find a slot for you and your friends and family to go on an adventure! They also have private tours for your group bookings so check them out for more deets! Find out more about their upcoming tours here;