Whether you're a homebrewer, a newly converted craft enthusiast, or a locavore, Brew Donkey's Ottawa Craft Brewery Tour will be your gateway to the Ottawa Valley's (& beyond) craft beer scene. Led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you will discover the best handcrafted beers, local breweries and brewpubs Ottawa has to offer.
Enjoy the taste of craft beers on a tour of Ottawa breweries.
The Ottawa craft beer movement is expanding all the time and beer lovers are being converted to craft daily. Brew Donkey provides a fun, safe, inexpensive way to tour Ottawa area breweries, and taste many of their award winning beers. Choose either the Ottawa Craft Brewery Tour with a variety of brewery tours to choose from or the Friday evening City Beers Express Tour.
Ottawa Craft Brewery Tour
Some of the Ottawa breweries that are featured are: Broadhead Brewing Company, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, The Clocktower Brew Pub, Beyond The Pale Brewing Company, Ashton Brewing Company, Dominion City Brewing and Cassel Brewery. This list is growing all the time and leaves Brew Donkey with the ability to be constantly curating and adding new tours.
On the tour there is always an education session on the production of beers and the basics of tasting. The tours always feature a meal and bottles of water to ensure a healthy tour!
- Pickup and drop off at a prearranged location.
- Transport to at least 3 breweries or brewpubs.
- Meal included on the tour.
- Complimentary water.
- A tasting notes sheet to track the beers you've had, and a short on bus beer education session on craft beer and the Ottawa scene.
- Alcohol is included at each stop.
When: Saturdays all year round
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting location: Pick up locations may vary per tour. Pick up locations will be confirmed at time of booking your tour.
City Beers Express Tour
The City Beers Express Tour is a slightly condensed version of the full Ottawa Craft Beer Tours. This tour includes behind the scenes tours and ample samples at three craft breweries in the core of Ottawa's brewing scene.
1st Stop - Mill St. Brewpub Ottawa
2nd Stop - Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
3rd Stop - Gainsbourg Bistro Brewery
What’s included: Transportation and education session on craft beer, a light snack at one location and all sampling and tour fees.
Meeting location: 72 York St. ( Byward Market) – Lowertown Brewery 4:15pm or 987 Wellington St West (Brew Donkey Office) 4:00pm
All tour guests will be required to complete a waiver.
Gratuities for your guide and driver are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.
The Ottawa Craft Brewery Tour makes the perfect unique gift for every level of beer connoisseur. If you are looking for the perfect gift idea for their birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas, an anniversary or maybe a wedding gift then you can’t go wrong here.
How To Book Your Experience
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