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Toronto Beer tasting & brewery tours

Our most recommended Toronto Beer tasting & brewery tours

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

1. Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

Learn about the city of Toronto through its long history of beer on this unique tour. Since the early 1800's when Toronto was known as York, to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. Walk through the streets of old Toronto and learn about Canadian beer. The focus will be on beer made in Toronto and regional craft brews. Hear anecdotes about the role beer played though the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, fire, war, depression, rebellion, muddy streets, and general Victorian stuffiness. Visit a few unique and historic pubs which cover the early history of Toronto and give a new perspective on the city. Afterwards, stop by Saint Lawrence Market and finish up in the Distillery District; an old industrial park and whiskey factory converted into a hub of art, culture, and cafes. At 2 pub stop, beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.

Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

2. Toronto: Craft Brewery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how craft breweries operate in Toronto and find out why the craft beer trend is here to stay. Start your tour with convenient pickup at Keele Station. Anticipate approximately 50 minutes at each brewery before moving on to the next, with the whole experience lasting around 3.5 - 4 hours. Enjoy a guided exploration of how craft beer is made from start to finish together with your driver, who’s also an industry expert in Toronto craft beer. Learn how to taste beer like a professional. At each brewery, you will receive a generous 20oz of beer samples. The Brew Captains are trained to take you through a sophisticated beer tasting. You will learn how to differentiate flavour profiles from one beer style to the next. It's a fun, and social beer tour that will get your group talking about all things craft beer. Sample Itinerary: 4:45pm: Meet at Keele Subway Station. Orientation, what to expect, housekeeping. Tours leave at 5:00 PM sharp. 4:55 - 5:00pm: Head to the first brewery in a Canadian Craft Tours minibus. Introduction of guests to each other, an overview of craft beer, wine spirits in Ontario. Intro to craft beer in Ontario. 5:00 - 6:10pm: 1st Brewery introduction, Brewery Tour & Tasting Flight, tasting flight beer tasting notes. If the group wants to eat, menu's will be available so the group can pre-order food to be ready upon arrival. 6:15 - 7:05pm: 2nd Brewery introduction, more beer knowledge & tasting flight with beer tasting notes. This is where you learn a little more about the craft beer industry and you may even play a little bit of trivia! 7:10 - 8:00pm: 3rd Brewery introduction, tasting flight. By this time the group is all best friends. Snacks available. 8:00 - 8:15: Head back to our drop off location. Say our "See you again's", and hug it out.

Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

3. Toronto: Luxury Craft Beer Tour with Tastings in Niagara

Hop onboard the tour bus in Toronto then head to downtown Niagara Falls, approximately 1.5 hours away. Arrive at the Niagara Brewing Company, and kick off with a tasting session of locally brewed beers. There’s also time to grab some lunch (at your own expense). From Niagara Falls, travel into Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to many vineyards and craft breweries. Visit three of the region’s best craft breweries, and take a behind-the-scenes look into the brewing process. While you explore the breweries, listen to the brew masters explain how beer is made. At each venue, enjoy a tasting session of craft beers. At the end of an epic day, relax on the return journey to Toronto.

Collingwood: Blue Mountains Brewery Tour with Tastings

4. Collingwood: Blue Mountains Brewery Tour with Tastings

Indulge in a craft brewery tour in the Blue Mountains with this tour from Collingwood. Join a group of friends or make new friends as you sample a variety of craft beers at each brewery that you visit. Choose from a tour option with or without beer tastings.  Meet your guide at the Blue Mountain Village for a short introduction to the tour and orientation. Hop on the comfortable beer bus and head for your first brewery in either Blue Mountains or Collingwood. Listen as your guide provides you with a brief overview of local craft beer, wine, and spirits. Take a peak at the production process with a behind the scenes tour of the Collingwood or Blue Mountains craft brewery. Have the chance to purchase a tasty lunch or snack at the second brewery to pair with your flight of craft beers. Stop at the last brewery for more beer knowledge and to enjoy a new tasting flight with your group. Head back to the drop-off point the end of your tour. 

Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

5. Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Discover the glorious world of Canadian beer on this day trip with a live guide. Visit 6 of Niagara's best craft breweries, take a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, learn about beer from the brewmasters, and enjoy plenty of tasters. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car, relax and, enjoy the ride. Your guide will fill you in on the region's history and the breweries as you drive by. Visit a variety of craft breweries, and find out what makes Ontario craft beer taste so good. Treat yourself to some locally brewed beer flights and grab some lunch, if you like. Grab your fellow beer-loving pal and head to the Niagara region for a day of craft beer tasting that will tickle your tastebuds.

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What people are saying about Toronto

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

We had the best time on this tour, we learn lots, drank delicious beer and also had the best tour mates which really topped the whole thing off! our tour guide was the absolute best and really fitted the tour to the group. we will be back in toronto next year and will 1000% be taking this again purely to see our tour guide again. it was honestly like sharing a couple of beers with budies and telling great stories. If you are looking for something to do this is it.

Our tour guide was super social and very knowledgeable about the history of the city. He made sure to cater the tour based on our knowledge and interest in the city instead of just spitting out information just to say it. I would highly recommend this tour! The pub stops were super cool and new to me, even as a local.

Dave, our tour guide was awesome. Knowledgeable, personable and flexible in timing where possible. The tour is a great balance of walking, resting and sipping. Thoroughally enjoyed our afternoon and the lively people we met from Chicago, Switzerland and Peterborough. Definitely a great way to spend the afternoon.

Alex was very easy to work with in setting up. We found the van easily and had a great time!

Jordan was a wealth of knowledge. The group size was perfect to ask questions and interact