Victoria has one of the oldest craft beer scenes in BC and the industry here is growing and evolving. Join our tour to learn the art of pairing beer with food. Wondering what goes with an IPA? How do you pair a dessert with a stout? This tour is perfect for both the beer enthusiast and foodie as we sample 6 local craft beers with 5 different dishes including curry, risotto, dessert, and more.
We start the tour at Varsha Indian Kitchen where we will sample their famous butter chicken curry and a spicy veggie pakora. Indian food and beer are a perfect fit and at this stop we will pair two local beers that go perfect with dishes with lots of flavour and spice. After a leisurely stroll through historic Chinatown including Fan Tan Alley, we head to the iconic Swan’s brewery. Nestled in an old grain storage building, Swan’s has been brewing great beer since 1989. We will pair 2 beers with a creamy and crispy arancini and some of their bread made with the spent grains from the brewery. Bread and beer are a match made in heaven! Lastly we end at Canoe Brewpub where we will sample 2 of their in-house beers paired with something sweet. Located in a heritage building along the Inner Harbour, this is a great place to linger 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.
Please note that we can not accommodate for the following allergies: Gluten and Dairy.