Explore the city of Toronto against the backdrop of our rich brewing heritage, both past and present. This all-inclusive experience is the original, award-winning, all-day Toronto beer tour and includes guided tastings at 4 craft breweries, lunch, site seeing plus transportation.
Explore the best breweries in town on the Old Toronto Beer Tour
This tasty tour is a truly unique way to see Toronto, enjoy some fabulous ales and lagers and meet new like-minded friends along the way! This is an all-inclusive full-day travel experience, with tours of 4 Toronto breweries, beer tastings, site-seeing, guide, transportation and lunch.
- Tours and Tastings at four Toronto Breweries: Steam Whistle, Mill Street, Amsterdam and Izumi Sake Brewery
- Charcuterie-style lunch
- Guided sightseeing of brewing history highlights around Toronto, (including entrance fees) to Fort York, Corktown and the Historic Distillery District
- 'Tutored' Beer Tastings at all Breweries
- Fully-guided by professional, informative beer experts.
When: Saturday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Steam Whistle Brewery: The tour begins at Steam Whistle Brewery located just south of the Rogers Centre in Toronto's historic railway 'Roundhouse'. You will be greeted by your professional beer tour guide who will take you on a special VIP tour of Steam Whistle Brewery. Following the VIP tour, you’ll enjoy a charcuterie style lunch accompanied by a refreshing, unfiltered Steam Whistle Pilsener.
Fort York: Your 2nd stop is Fort York, the birthplace of Toronto and home to the oldest building in the city. This is the only Toronto tour to include Fort York as a stop. Soldiers in the British Army were allotted 'six pints a day' as part of their daily pay. This is where Toronto’s beer history truly begins.
Cross-City Historic Drive & Corktown: On the way to your next brewery destination, your guide will entertain you with stories of Toronto's brewing heritage as you pass the Canada Malting Silos, Toronto's oldest tavern; the site of the original Toronto Molson "Fleet Street" Brewery and several other points of architectural and historic interest. With a brief stop in historic Corktown, you’ll discover some of Toronto’s ‘lost breweries’.
The Distillery District: Formerly the Gooderham & Worts Distillery, the Distillery District is a virtual city within a city. It is regarded by many as the finest example of Victorian Industrial architecture in North America. Red cobblestoned alleyways and streets lead to your two next stops - the Ontario Spring Water Sake Brewery and the Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall.
Ontario Spring Water Sake Brewery: This is the first sake brewery in eastern North America, using traditional Japanese methods and recipes combined with delicious Ontario spring water and the highest quality rice. You can enjoy fresh, unpasteurized, locally-brewed sake for the first time.
Mill Street Brewery: Housed in an old 'Tankhouse' within the 19th century Gooderham & Worts Distillery District, Mill Street Brewery offers the ambiance of a traditional German 'Bier Stube' with that of an up beat urban bar. Here you'll be sampling Mill Street's award-winning lagers and ales along with an authentic 'Bier Schnapps' made in their gorgeous new copper nano distillery.
Amsterdam Brewery: And for your last stop, you will visit the new site of The Amsterdam Brewing Company. The Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto’s oldest original micro-brewery, is praised for their eclectic range of beers that include traditional dark ales, lagers, barrel-aged and fruit-infused beer.
Beer Lovers' Dinner option at the Granite Brewery: For those going on the Old Toronto Beer Tour that includes the 4-course dinner option, you’ll have a chance to sample the unique qualities of their authentic cask-conditioned traditional top-fermented ales, in combination with a fabulous 4-course beer dinner.
Need to know:
- Minimum age: 19 years
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise when reserving your tour, if required
- A small amount of walking is involved due to uneven surfaces. This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
- This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
- Itinerary may change without notice in the event of special brewery events or museum closures. Alternative attractions will be substituted when necessary.
Perfect for everyone who loves beer, wants to learn more and are looking for something fun to do, this tour of Toronto breweries makes a great gift and is a tasty way to spend the afternoon!
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