There is a beer component to this story, but first let’s talk about the reason why the beer component exists. Canada’s largest food and drink festival, Dine Out Vancouver, runs from January 16 through February 1. These days, the beer scene in Vancouver is exciting. It’s crazy to see such a big, vibrant city get so quickly turned on to good beer; any excuse to visit Vancouver is a good one.
Like Seattle Restaurant Week, during Dine Out Vancouver a lot of restaurants around town offer affordable, prix fixe dinners, creating opportunities for you to finally check out some of those highfalutin places that usually seem too spendy. Unlike Seattle Restaurant Week, Dine Out Vancouver also includes a number of special events and special offerings, which is where beer comes into play. I encourage you to learn more about it all at the official website: www.dineoutvancouver.com. There’s way too much happening to talk about here.
Another great thing about Dine Out Vancouver, many of the city’s hotels offer special prices. Seriously great deals for hotels in downtown Vancouver. For example, a quick search showed that you could get a room at the Burrard for just $73 or the Best Western for $87. No doubt, you might find better deals if you look. I would recommend using the special prices as an excuse to stay someplace fancy, like the St. Regis (a personal favorite), which is offering rooms for as low as $130. That’s an amazing deal for a very nice, boutique hotel in the heart of the city. AND all prices are Canadian – the exchange rate is in our favor these days.
Craft Beer and Artisan Food Tour of Vancouver
Presented by Vancouver Brewery Tours
Meet at Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova
January 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
3:00pm – 6:00pm
January 17, 24, 31
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Carefully sourced local ingredients. Small batches. Folks dedicated to the love of the craft. Hop on and let Vancouver Brewery Tours introduce you to the burgeoning craft beer and artisan food scene in Vancouver. While on tour we’ll introduce you to two of Vancouver’s finest craft breweries and visit three award-winning artisan food stops.
Enjoy an abundance of craft beer samples at the city’s newest craft brewery, Strange Fellows Brewing, and East Van favourite, Bomber Brewing, all while learning about the exploding popularity of Vancouver’s craft beer industry. To whet your appetite you’ll also be whisked away on a culinary adventure that includes artisan meats, cheeses, baked goods and much more from Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, La Grotta del Formaggio, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria and East Side Beer Food.
Must be 19 or older and have valid ID to board the van.
Dietary Comments: Each tour includes meat, dairy and wheat products.
* includes tour and tastings. Tax and ticketing fee not included. Gratuity optional.
Please meet near the entrance of Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar, located inside the station. Our guides will meet you there, blue clipboard in hand and take you outside to the Vancouver Brewery Tours van. Tours return to the same location. Please meet 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Tours leave promptly on time.