Brew Pubs & Beer Tours in British Columbia
Then there’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week in May each year, while in the Interior the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale is a top event for beer lovers. It happens each year in April in Penticton. Also look out for a number of Oktoberfest festivals where you can sample a selection of BC’s craft beers.
Finally, if you can’t coincide your visit with one of BC’s festivals you could take a tour instead. Some of the larger breweries offer guided tours; Granville Island Brewing springs to mind here, or you can get together with a tour company such as Vancouver Brewery Tours to get the guided tour experience of the best craft brewers in the city. The Vancouver Craft Beer Shuttle runs every Saturday between 3-10pm and loops around some of Vancouver’s finest craft breweries every 90 minutes, with more frequent loops as the evening rolls on. You can hop from one brewery to the next for $5 per loop or pay $10 and ride all night - that's cheaper than a cab and much more fun!