For the discerning beer drinker, hunting down the perfect pint is almost as exciting as taking the first sip of a brand-new brew. Since 1998, Toronto’s Beer Lovers’ Tour Company has been curating this experience with fully guided tours that uncover the best lagers, ales and stouts the city has to offer.
The Beer Lovers’ Tour Company is a Toronto-based business with a passion for the history and culture of craft brewing. The company was founded by Oliver Dawson, who originally created a Beer Tour of Europe for the Upper Canada Brewing Company. This experience birthed the concept of ‘Beer Tourism’ and the founding of the Beer Lovers’ Tour Company.
Today, the company caters to the growing interest in micro-brewing – which some have described as the “craft beer renaissance” – with immersive tours that highlight Toronto’s historical and modern brewing culture. Unlike other tour operators, the Beer Lovers’ Tour Company offers unique excursions that are both educational and interactive.
In order to accommodate different types of beer drinkers, the company offers a range of unique tour options. There are heritage-themed tours that are perfect for history buffs, bitter-sweet tours that involve sampling sweet treats and even tours that draw connections between the city’s best breweries and the railways. For those who are looking to push the limits of their beer knowledge, the Beer Lovers’ Tour Company even offers international excursions to exotic locales such as Iceland, Germany and Mexico. Although each tour offers a distinct experience, visitors are always guaranteed an opportunity to sample some uniquely bewitching brews.
From Toronto-based favorites such as Mill Street Brewery and Stream Whistle Brewery to up-and-comers such as Henderson's Brewery and Izumi Sake Brewery, the Beer Lovers’ Tour Company showcases the very best of the city’s thriving craft brewing scene.