Craft beer in Victoria has exploded and on this tour we will visit 4 of the best brewpubs and restaurants that are creating and serving the best beers in the city! So join us for an afternoon tour that involves 7 beer samples, 3 food stops, and lots of history about the craft beer scene and the city.
We start the tour at the new Hawk and Hen restaurant on Yates Street. Here we sample a local Phillips beer and dine on their house made ricotta and tomato salad. Matt Philips has been making stellar beer in Victoria since 2001 and is a staple in the local beer scene. Next we head to the very trendy Drake Eatery for 2 ever-changing beers and a small bite to eat. The Drake carries over 25 taps that are always changing and always unique! After a walk through historic Market Square (once the loction of the largest Opium manufacturer in North America!) we stop in at the iconic Swan’s Hotel and Brewpub. Here we try one of their beers made in-house by their brewmaster. In addition we get a short art tour as Swan’s houses one of the largest private art galleries in BC! Lastly we end at Canoe Brewpub where we will sample 2 of their in-house beers and another small bite to eat. Located in a heritage building along the Inner Harbour, this is a great place to either stick around and enjoy the view or continue East on the Victoria ale trail!
Due to the alcoholic samples on this tour, you must be 19+ to participate. The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. It’s against the law to purchase liquor for or give liquor to a minor. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings. A secondary piece of ID is also required in BC.
This tour is vegetarian. Please note that we can not accomodate for the following allergies: Gluten and Dairy.