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In accordance with provincial regulations participants must be 19 years of age and over.
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Full Day of fun!
4 Award Winning Breweries
Visit Steam Whistle Brewery, Amsterdam Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, and Izumi Sake.
Beer tours are led by a professional beer & history guides.
Charcuterie lunch, all beer tastings, transportation, Distillery District, and entrance to Fort York.
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$131.85 + 13% tax
Beer Tour Itinerary
We begin our Old Toronto Beer Tour at 11:00 a.m. on most Saturdays at Steam Whistle Brewery located just south of the SkyDome in Toronto’s historic railway ‘Roundhouse’. (Take the Queen’s Quay streetcar from Union Station to York Street and walk a short block north).
We will be greeted by our tour guide & beer expert and the friendly folks at Steam Whistle. Following a brief introduction and a taste of Steam Whistle’s popular European-style Pilsner, we will commence with our special VIP tour and interpretation which will include the Steam Whistle story, the brewing process and the Pilsner style, as well as the home of Steam Whistle, the historic Roundhouse.
Following our VIP tour, we’ll sit down to enjoy a ‘charcuterie-style’ lunch accompanied, of course, by a refreshing Steam Whistle Pilsner and the great company of new friends found.
Our 2nd stop will be at Fort York: the birthplace of Toronto and home to the oldest buildings in the city. Ours is the only Toronto city tour to feature Fort York as a stop! A national heritage site, Fort York was built in 1793 and is a fascinating step back in time, right in the centre of our city! Since Soldiers in the British Army were alotted ‘six pints a day’ as part of their daily pay, this is where the history of beer in Toronto truly begins. Boasting the largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings, our Fort York stop will include visits to the Blockhouse Museum and the Officers’ Barracks and Mess.
Cross-City Historic Drive & Corktown
On the way to our next brewery destination, you’ll hear stories of Toronto’s Brewing Heritage as we pass the Canada Malting Silos, recently designated a Toronto heritage building; Toronto’s oldest tavern; the site of the original Toronto Molson “Fleet Street” Brewery as well as other points of historic and architectural interest.We will make a brief stop in historic Corktown, a largely Irish neighbourhood in the years following the Potato Famine and a brewing hub in pre-prohibition Toronto. Here, we’ll re-discover some of Toronto’s ‘lost breweries’ as well as interesting examples of the city’s historic architecture. A brief tour of the neighbourhood will help us experience the ambiance of 19th century working-class Toronto.
Spring Water Sake Brewery & the Mill Street Brewery
Formerly the Gooderham & Worts Distillery – the largest in the British Empire! – the Distillery District is a virtual city within a city and is regarded by many as the finest example of Victorian Industrial architecture in North America. Red cobblestoned streets and alleyways lead to interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and our two next stops – the Ontario Spring Water Sake Brewery and the Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall. Find out why Mill Street was named “Canadian Brewery of the Year” at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Discover the Sake Brewery and its unique, freshly pressed, unpasteurized and unfiltered sake, a style which is currently not available anywhere in Ontario or the eastern seaboard.
Amsterdam Brewing Company
We board our bus for our last stop — the new site of The Amsterdam Brewing Company. On the way we will drive by the site of the Toronto Brick Works and old Helliwell Brewery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre. Toronto’s oldest original micro-brewery, the Amsterdam is praised for their eclectic range of beers that include traditional lagers, dark ales,barrel-aged and fruit-infused beer. Hosted by your guide, you will partake in our final “tutored tasting” of a broad selection of available Amsterdam brews.
After the tour, we like to go for dinner at the Granite Brewery. You are welcome to stay on the bus and join us!