There’s never been a better time to be a beer drinker on Canada’s West Coast. The region is undergoing a craft brewing renaissance and it seems that there is a new craft brewery popping up every week.
Let WestCoastFood and our transportation partner, Burnaby Tours, be your host as we guide you to some of the best craft breweries in the region.
Enjoy an in-depth look at the art of beer making with a behind-the-scenes tour at one of the breweries, and get a full sampling of the breweries’ finest beers. (If you left beer fans at home, be sure to pick up a growler or two!)
On this tour, you’ll visit:
Mariner Brewing, Coquitlam
One of the new kids on the block, Mariner Brewing opened recently to much fanfare. Beer enthusiasts can expect their first offerings to include a sour weisse, a dry-hopped cream ale and a Northeastern IPA, which is billed as less-bitter than a traditional IPA.
Dageraad Brewing, Burnaby
Dageraad Brewing is named after the Dageraadplaats, a neighbourhood square on the east side of Antwerp, Belgium and in keeping true to their name they brew only Belgian style beers, like the Burnabarian, a Belgian session ale, brewed with oats and lightly spiced with coriander.
Steel & Oak, New Westminster
This brewery in Western Canada’s oldest city uses a mix of North American, English and German brewing styles, techniques and ingredients. Try the Royal City Pale Ale, the Roggen-weizen, Red Pilsner, Dry Hopped IPA or their made-to-order Radler.
Your ticket includes transportation, a brewery tour, 3 flights or pints of beer (1 at each brewery), and gratuities for the brewery staff. Price does not include tax (5% gst), driver/guide gratuity, or food and additional liquor purchases.
Must be 19 years of age to partake.
If you are interested in booking a group of 10 or more and would like to customize your own Craft Brewery Tour, please contact Burnaby Tours for alternate breweries and pricing.
Header image by Jackie Dives