Our goal is to ensure you have an incredible experience. Our fleet can handle any event.
2017 Ford Transit HD: Meet Big Bertha. She's your everyday friendly giant offering comfortable seating for 14 people with room for luggage. She's perfect for the Sea to Sky Brewery tour especially when you have luggage. Did we mention she has Sirius Satellite radio?
2015 Ford Transit: Meet Wine-o. Premium seating, and everything you would come to expect with from a limo but in a shuttle van. This 14 passenger plus driver vehicle is smooth driving and will ensure your time spent in the shuttle exceeds your expectations.
2017 Ford Transit: Meet our newest addition to the Canadian Craft fleet. Ideal for longer trips, this bus seats 14 passengers plus driver. With a full sized extra step and extra high roof you'll enjoy this extra bit of luxury.
2013 Ford Econoline: Meet "Persephone". When we went to name her we had 2-3 great names that had to do with her being new, hip and reliable. Michelle then told us that her Kelowna Beer/Wine bus's name was Persephone and that was the end of the naming process. This Ford Econoline will ensure your comfort for the entire tour and seats a group of 14+driver.
Ford Econoline: Meet "Black Betty". This 14 passenger + driver has side rails to make climbing in and out much easier. Our Econoline has plenty of power and has been well taken care of. With plenty of room to store your wine/spirits or other beverages you purchased along the way there is no tour this van can not run. **Beer to be stored, not drank on the bus. In BC it is illegal to drink in a vehicle regardless of passenger capacity. Black Betty gets passed around to cover tours when we are overbooked, so if you see her it's your lucky day! It means that instead of canceling your tour we sent Black Betty to rescue the day!
Vancouver is fast rising as the haven for craft beer enthusiasts with plenty of small breweries and brewpubs. Inspired and dedicated brew masters from across the area offer endless varieties, from special honoured recipes to some experimental batches. If you enjoy your beer, then you must make sure you go for a Vancouver brewery tour and check out all the best spots. Here is a look at one of the newest breweries, Faculty Brewing.
Mauricio Lozano and Alicia Lozano, a married couple, head up this new Faculty Brewing craft beer facility and their aim is to do much more than simply make great beer. They are on a mission to help in demystifying the process of brewing and also create a welcoming and friendly space in which everyone from novices and home-brewers to experts can actually learn something new.
This Vancouver craft beer project began partially as a way of taking their home-brewing hobby to a whole new level. The couple is quite a unique team since the husband has a high level of technical skills as he is a part-time professor at British Columbia Institute of Technology, while the wife brings her design skills having interned with leading architects Simcic Uhrich. The duo successfully transformed their store from a simple bicycle shop to a modern and well-spaced craft beer store.
The entire brewing operation is located within view of the tap room, which makes your Vancouver brewery tour even more engaging since you feel as if you are right in the middle of the action. The minimalist design used in the space is also unique in that keeps all the focus in the store on the beer. According to Mauricio, the open-plan design also means that they are not interested in keeping any secrets from their visitors. Rather, they are interested in ensuring transparency and participation from home-brewers and any other beer enthusiasts.
Besides taking a guided brewery tour of Faculty Brewing, you can easily submit suggestions for tweaking recipes or even submit your own recipes. All of the recipes used by this particular brewery are available for access on their site, arranged in terms of complexity. This brewery is interested in being a facilitator to creative ideas so that people can edit the recipes until the next amazing craft beer is created.
Drinks are also available to go here at Faculty Brewing, but with their highly immersive experience, many guests prefer enjoying their drinks on site. The open design allows for collaboration and better conversation. Ultimately, if you love craft beer, you must check out Faculty Brewing during your Vancouver craft brewery tour.
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