The Kootenay Beer Tour features guided craft beer tasting tours that offer exclusive behind-the-scenes access to brewing facilities and a beer making lesson.
Tours include being picked up and dropped off near your accommodation property in a 15-passenger van, lunch, snack and bottled water.
Tours take place on Saturdays.
The tour starts early as you get picked up near one of 4 hotels. You will try 4 beers and tour a brewing facility before lunch. At the second brewery, your visit will include a bite to eat with your beer tasting and get a peek behind-the-scenes. Your third stop includes a tasting and mini beer-making lesson. Finally, you will sit down with a local brewer to finish off the day with a guided tasting flight. After this, you may choose to stay downtown or catch a ride back to your hotel.
The Kootenay Beer Tour will expose you to Nelson's unique vibe - not just the brew scene. You'll learn about some of the city's history as you visit the different facilities.
Photos by Dave Heath.