It’s been a long time since the only local craft beer you could find in Vancouver was Granville Island Brewing’s Island Lager. These days, there are more than 100 different craft beers made in the province by dozens of craft breweries based everywhere from Victoria to Nelson. With so many choices, the problem isn’t finding a craft beer, it’s deciding which ones to try.
Truth be told, it’s hard to go wrong with BC beers. But, if you’d like a guided introduction to the world of craft beer – plus some great food and a tour of downtown – there’s a new option out there.
The Gastown Craft Beer ‘n Bites Tour is a three-hour, in-depth exploration of the city’s beer, bars and gastropub culture. At $80 a person, it’s not exactly cheap. But it goes way beyond the typical pub crawl.