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City Beers: Bus Tour of Ottawa Breweries

From US$62.13
  • Spend a fun time with a like-minded group of beer loving people

  • Choose from the full tour or a condensed version

  • Brewery visits vary from week to week, it’s always something new

City Beers: Bus Tour of Ottawa Breweries
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Tour options (2)
City Beers Plus
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Visiting 3 or more breweries in & around Ottawa. We get you behind the scenes, trying limited releases and flagship beers. Including tours, ample samples & an on bus meal with dessert. Locations vary
From US$77.66
City Beers Express
This tour is a slightly condensed version of our full City Beers tour. It includes behind the scenes tours and ample samples of three craft breweries in the core of Ottawa's brewing scene.
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Hop aboard the bus for an afternoon of fun and beer. This 4-5 hour tour will take you to 3 (or more, depending on time) local Ottawa craft breweries for a tour and tasting. Take the time to learn about the ingredients and beer making process, then belly up to the bar for a selection of samples at each of the stops.

What to Expect

On this 4-5 hour bus tour, you'll be inundated with all things craft beer in Ottawa. Choose between the City Beers Plus tour or the City Beers Express tour. The trip starts with a beer making education session showing off some of the integral ingredients required for making beer. At each stop (locations vary by week), you will be sampled through a curated collection of beers from each location.

During that visit, each brewery staff or owner will guide you through their personal and professional experience building a craft beer business in Ottawa's ever expanding craft beer scene. Hear all about what they did right, did wrong, and why they still love the scene. Asking hard questions is encouraged and might just get you more beer!

Get to know Ottawa's thriving beer scene and an inside look at how beer is made. This trip starts at a central meeting location in the Glebe part of Ottawa. Tour transportation is on a school style bus (because beer and school buses are just fun right?)

Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Awesome Saturday of Beer!

Nice, casual and fun Saturday afternoon! My boyfriend and I chose the West Ferments tour as we had never tried any of the three breweries. My favorite was definitely Small Pony Barrel Works which had unique beers and brewing process! Jamie our brew donkey guide...More

Thank wanderlustnurse1996
Alexi M, Front Office Manager at Brew Donkey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hey wanderlustnurse1996, Thank you for joining us on the West Ferments! Glad to hear you really enjoyed Small Pony Barrel Works as they are Canada's first and only strictly sour brewery. Cheers and we hope to see you on a future tour, especially the 5...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Great bees in East Ottawa

Brew donkey takes the hassle out of exploring Ottawa’s craft beer business. Outstanding beer, people and organization. I took part in the East end tour,which visited Bycicle Craft, Stray Dog and Dominion City. All of these local breweries are outstanding and are worth a visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rfitzgerald59
Alexi M, Front Office Manager at Brew Donkey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hey rfitzgerald59, Glad to hear you had a great time with us visiting and enjoying yourself with some sweet beer! We have so many breweries to choose from that we take pride knowing that we are hitting them all as many times as we can....More

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Western Libations

Our tour guide, Jamie was fantastic! This 5 hour tour took us to Ashton, Almonte and Kanata. The tour was well-organized, informative and super fun. I would highly recommend this to tour to anyone! Thank you Brew Donkey for making my Sunday a Funday!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diana646
Alexi M, Front Office Manager at Brew Donkey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hey Diana, Thank you very much for the kind words about us and of course, Jamie! We're glad you had him as the tour guide as he is always a great time and the stops you hit were also fantastic! Cheers and we hope to...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Great times with the fellas

Had an amazing tour of two breweries and a distillery for a friend's bachelor party. We boarded the bus at Wellington West, where our tour guide and host greeted us with a very friendly and excited demeanor. We could tell immediately that he knew a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry H
Alexi M, Front Office Manager at Brew Donkey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hey Terry, Well I first off want to say you have a great way to show you enjoyed yourself with the way you wrote your review! I actually had to stop and look at it and soak it all in. Such kind words and very...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Westend Libations Express Tour

Another amazing tour. This was my third tour with them. The guide(Alexi) was great as usual. You need 5 key ingredients for a successful tour : organization, knowledge, friendliness, humour and lastly love (inside joke)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Guy B
Alexi M, Front Office Manager at Brew Donkey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hello Guy, Thank you so much for the kind words as I would agree with you by saying those five ingredients are crucial! Glad to hear you had a good time and we hope to see you on a future tour!

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