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!
Nanaimo has been the originator of some fascinating events of which the “bathtub race” is but one. Nanaimo is also known for the dessert that goes by the same name, filled with smooth custard and chocolate to warm the heart. However, “the harbor city”, might soon be better known as “the home of craft beer”. While hopping from the one delightful beach to the next, you are bound to come across a pint of the best craft beers available. It is also the perfect spot for your next corporate event. Treat your business partners to a Nanaimo brewery tour.
Some of the most renowned craft beer is being brewed in Canada these days. You will be amazed at the variety of taste and flavor sensations that will greet you on a Nanaimo brewery tour. Creativity and innovation seems to be a golden thread that runs through all the Vancouver Island breweries. Most of the brew-masters have a passion for malted barley or rather fermented barley. A great feature of the brewery tours is that you have the opportunity to chat with the masters and hear about the inspiration behind their crafted brews.
One of the great experiences on a Nanaimo brewery tour is watching the brewer do his job. Ladell Brewing Consultants LTD planned the layout and machinery of the Longwood brewery. You can see the brew house by the entrance to Longwood when you arrive. Watch how the magic unfolds behind the huge windows. It is truly a thing of beauty, especially if you are enjoying the golden product while watching it being brewed. Longwood prides itself on using Guinness malted barley, all the way from Warminster in England.
As a celebrated Nanaimo brewery, Longwood has launched its craft beer, appropriately called “Island Time”. This brew is quite unique as it is made with natural ingredients all sourced in close proximity to the brewery. The ingredients that are used to make all Longwood beer remain unfiltered. It means that the road to that pristine, clear liquid in your glass is long and labor-intensive. The beer is moved off the yeast in a slow process to retain the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The philosophy behind all Longwood beer manufacturing is a holistic one, and the proof of its success is in the long lasting foam and malty aroma.
Book a Nanaimo brewery tour for your next birthday party and come experience the craft beer tradition for yourself. Nanaimo is one of those off-the-map places that will have you smitten with its many hidden beauties. So, whether you yearn for that proper pint of craft beer, or is just looking for a little laid-back socializing, Nanaimo brewery tour is sure to satisfy both needs.
Weather you are visiting the brewery or brew pub there is plenty of great beer to go around. Both serve a few different beers and it's worth visiting both.
Canadian Craft has multiple routes in and leaving from Nanaimo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to plan a set or custom tour today.
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