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!
If you take a quick look at any Vancouver brewery map, you will realise how craft beer is changing the drinking scene in the area. You will be spoiled with choices, and in the end, you will be overwhelmed. You will most probably find it hard to decide which you should visit first, especially if you only have limited time. With this, one that should be on the list is Steel Toad Brewing, which is an essential for any beer connoisseur planning to have a Vancouver brewery tour.
One of the reasons why this stands out from many other choices in Brewery Creek is the fact that it is situated in a building that is not only beautiful but also steep in terms of history. This gives it an edge above others. It is in the old Opsal Steel building, which has been restored to its full glory to serve as the home of Steel Toad Brewing. The building was constructed in 1918 by Dominion Construction. It was occupied by Columbia Block and Tool Company before Opsal Steel. The latter is a company that is involved in the manufacturing for rigging and forging equipment.
It took nearly five years before the building was restored to serve as the home of a now popular brand of Vancouver craft beer. The building has been disassembled, and majority of the other parts have been salvaged so that they can still be used. Many of the windows and lumber beams have been reused. They have been transported in a different location and have been restored. Even pictures of the old buildings has been kept and displayed in one side of the brewery today.
The historic building is just one of the things that you will find charming about this brewery. More than its structure, its highlight is its craft beer. They have a wide array of beer styles that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. Some of their beers include Bohemian Pilsner, Raspberry Sour, Oatmeal Stout, and Yorkshire Best Bitter. More than just being a brewery, it is also a restaurant. They serve an excellent selection of fine dishes, which will be the perfect match for the beer.
Visiting Steel Toad Brewery is an experience in itself. The brewing setup is enclosed in a glass area and from the outside, you can see how their craft beer is made. It is not only a place to satisfy your thirst for artisan beer but also for your stomach to be filled with exquisite culinary delights.
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