TORONTO BEER TOUR™
11:00 a.m. VIP
Tour & Lunch at Steam Whistle Brewing
begin our Old Toronto Beer Tour at 11:00 a.m. at
Steam Whistle Brewery
located just south of the SkyDome in Toronto's historic railway
'Roundhouse'. (Take the Queen's Quay streetcar from Union
Station to York Street and walk a short block north).
we will be greeted by our tour guide & beer expert and
the friendly folks
at Steam Whistle. Following a brief introduction and a taste
of their popular European-style
Pilsner, we will then commence with our special VIP tour.
We will hear the Steam Whistle story and learn aspects of the brewing
process as well as the history of the pilsner style.
Following our VIP tour, we'll sit down to enjoy a European-style smorgasbord lunch accompanied, of course, by a refreshing Steam Whistle Pilsner.
Historic Fort York
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, we have a visit to Fort York National Historic Site. The birthplace of modern Toronto, Fort York was originally built in 1793.
Boasting the largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings, our Fort York stop will include visits to the Blockhouse Number 2 (1813) and the 1815 Officers' Brick Barracks and Mess establishments.
Since Soldiers in the British Army were allowed 'six pints a day' as part of their daily ration, this is where the history of beer in Toronto begins.
Cross-city historic drive
the way to our next brewery destination, we will make a brief
stop to Ireland Park on Toronto's waterfront. From this site, we will also get a close-up
view of the Canada
Malting Silos, recently designated a Toronto heritage site.
We'll also view Toronto's oldest tavern and the site of the original Toronto Molson Brewery, Draper Street and more.
Six Pints Beer Academy
The Beer Academy is Canada's first multi-functioning space dedicated to sharing the knowledge, passion and diversity of beer. Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Beer Academy features a small-batch craft brewery, tasting room and Retail shop along with an experiential event space that includes a sensory tasting bar, beer-lover's library and a tribute to the history of the world's greatest beverage.
we re-board our bus for a short driving tour of the old city of Toronto. We'll
re-discover some of Toronto's 'lost breweries'
as well as interesting examples of the city's historic
architecture. Then, a brief walking-tour through the heart of "Corktown"
will help us experience the ambience of 19th century Toronto
as well as visit the restored edifice of the legendary
Mill Street Brewery, Distillery District
2nd last stop will be at the Mill
Street Brewery which is housed in an old Tankhouse within
the 19th century Gooderham & Worts Historic
Distillery District. You'll be free to explore this fascinating
destination with its cobblestone streets and an eclectic assortment
of galleries and shops, as well as the Mill Street Brewery. The
Mill Street Brewery is East Toronto's first commercial brewery
to open in over 100 years, producing handcrafted organic beers
and ales in a neighbourhood once renowned for its beer.
board our bus for the new site of The
Amsterdam Brewing Company On the way we will drive by the site of the old Helliwell Brewery at the Todmorden
Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre. One of Toronto’s original micro-breweries,
the Amsterdam is praised for their eclectic range of beers
that include traditional lagers, dark ales and fruit-infused
beer. Hosted by your guide, you will partake in a "tutored
tasting" of a broad selection of available Amsterdam
Optional "Beermaker's Dinner" at Granite Brewery
joining us for dinner will board the bus for the short drive
to our final destination, The Granite Brewery. Those not joining the dinner portion will be dropped off at the Eglinton and Yonge TTC subway station.
are greeted at the Granite Brewery
by proprietor Ron Keefe. Well known to beer lovers far and wide,
the Granite Brewery has made its mark specializing
in traditional top-fermented Ales, staunchly English in style.
We'll have a chance to sample the unique qualities of these
authentic Cask-Conditioned Ales in combination with a fabulous
4-course beer dinner. This beer dinner is available for only
$50 extra, and includes all food, beer, taxes and gratuities. Please advise us in advance if you will
be joining us for this added feature.
It will be a short walk to
the Yonge subway line for your safe trip home.
Toronto Beer Tour - All inclusive price: $129
includes all beer samples, a light lunch, bus transportation,
VIP brewery visits and tour guide. (Plus HST
Add on a 4-course gourmet beer dinner evening for an
extra 50 bucks for
an all-inclusive price of $179.00 (plus HST)
life is to enjoy but don't drink and drive.
For more information on the Old Toronto Beer Tour
call Oliver Dawson at: 416-662-6312
This tour will
operate with a minimum number of participants. If an Old Toronto
Beer Tour is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met,
a full refund will be issued within 10 days of tour cancellation.
All brewery/restaurant and
museum visits are subject to availability.
Other Important Rules and
Event participation is limited
to adults who are of the legal drinking age in Ontario, which
is 19 years old.
Furthermore, attendees will
be required prior to joining the tour to sign a legal release absolving the event organiser and any and all of its officers,
directors, agents and other representatives or spokespersons
whatsoever from any and all legal liability or responsibility
in connection with the event or any aspect thereof including
with regard to attendees' safe return home after the event
concludes, and otherwise as will be stated in the detailed
legal release to be provided to attendees for their immediate
signature just prior to commencement of the tour. A copy of
the detailed legal release to be signed is available in advance
of the tour's commencement from the organiser, upon request.
Attendees will not be permitted to join the tour unless such
release is first signed and delivered to the event organiser.
Event organiser will, as
a courtesy, suggest names of nearby hotels should attendees
wish to stay the night in downtown Toronto prior to returning
home, and will also give attendees, upon request, telephone
numbers of taxi companies that can provide transport in the
Toronto area. All related costs are solely the responsibility
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2012/13 Tour Schedule
Old Toronto Beer Tour Dates:
June 1, 8, 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 27
10, 17, 24
September 7,14, 21, 28
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Gift Certificates available for only $129.
Your recipient may select any 2013 tour date at their convenience. Choose a date OR select "gift certificate" from the drop down menu above.
Toronto Beer Tour
is a guided tour
for $129 and includes:
Tutored Beer Tastings
• Three Brewery Visits
• Complementary Cold Buffet Lunch
• Fort York National Historic Site
• Distillery District
• Walking tour of Corktown
• Bus Transportation
• Professional tour guide/beer expert
gourmet beer dinner also available for additional $50.
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My wife and I are relatively new to Toronto and we love beer so
this tour was perfect for us. We got the brewing history of Toronto,
we saw parts of the city we were not aware of, sampled some fine
brews, learned more about our favourite beverage and met some very
nice people. The Beer Lover's Tour of Toronto made for an absolutely
terrific day. Thanks Oliver
-- D. Brisson
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