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City Beers: Bus Tour of Ottawa Breweries
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City Beers: Bus Tour of Ottawa Breweries

By Brew Donkey
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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Ages 19-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All sampling and tour fees
  • Local guide
  • Transport by school style bus
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Ottawa
What's not included
  • Gratuities


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  • Brew Donkey Tours, 150 Elgin St Wait in lobby in ground floor, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada
    Feel free to wait in the foyer behind Beckta Restaurant. Please identify yourself as being there for a Brew Donkey Tour. Your guide will have a sign saying "Brewery Tours" when he arrives.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24967P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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      Brew Donkey Tours
      150 Elgin St Wait in lobby in ground floor, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada
      Feel free to wait in the foyer behind Beckta Restaurant. Please identify yourself as being there for a Brew Donkey Tour. Your guide will have a sign saying "Brewery Tours" when he arrives.
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    • Brew Donkey
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      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      Joined in December 2014
    • dawnbQ6924OJ
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great outing
      I chose this tour Belle Brew-mance because it took us into Chelsea PQ and out of my own city (Ottawa). I purchased tickets as part of my kids’ Christmas gifts so we could spend time together. Out guide, Julia, was really great (personable & knowledgeable) and our driver Emmanuel was wonderful. Our fave microbrewery was Chelsea & Co. What a beautiful and cozy place, very welcoming and staff were great. They gave a good “tour” and were great with Q&A. Good variety of beers and gave us a large selection of sizes to choose from. Our 2nd fave was the 3rd stop .. very small but quaint, also invited us into the brewing area. We did not care for the 2nd stop (Brasserie du bas). Samples were too similar and not great on the palette. They did not give ya your or even discuss the samples with us. This is the only reason for 4 stars.
      Written January 1, 2024
    • 922chantalec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun friend’s brew tour May 2023!
      What an amazing tour! Picked up at our house with the brew Donkey bus, we visited 3 breweries. No driving required! Knowledgeable and fun tour guide, Julia and Brad (our driver) were amazing. Highly recommend this tour!
      Written May 17, 2023
    • sgeiger445
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      BrewDonkey Fun!
      Had a great time with our guide Dan, and the brewery owners. Knowledgeable and answered questions, but gave us time to talke with our friends, both old and new. Samples were generous, and we were glad to indulge in the tasty snack provided.
      Written April 18, 2023
    • alainaube
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing time!
      Julia was an amazing guide and we got to meet so many people from around the country! From BC to Quebec... all in for a wonderful tour of East End Breweries! Shout out to Stray Dog, Dominion City and Broadhead for a great time! And Brew Donkey of course!!!!
      Written April 13, 2023
    • 997danikab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best 30th birthday!
      We went for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday. It was an amazing experience. We were 14 and everyone loved the experience. Having the possibility to book with the bus added something more to the experience. Would totally recommend it to anyone!☺️
      Written March 26, 2023
    • tehgrl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      We had a lot of fun on our first Brew Donkey tour. The original tour we had booked ended up not having enough people so they allowed us to choose a different one and gave us an upgrade. The organizers are very friendly and personable, and all the guests on the tour were treated like friends by the tour guides and brewery staff. We will book again!
      Written February 15, 2023
    • jpaulgrenier
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      FCM SCC
      great way to end a conference. Tour and stops were great. Only wish we had more time to do a 3rd location.
      Written February 14, 2023
    • Mitch M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday Gift from my Daughter
      We did the Orleans tour this time around, not our first, weren't disappointed. All 3 breweries (Orleans Brewing Company, Stray Dog Brewing Company and Broadhead Brewing Company) visited had great beer! Our host, Vince, was super! Thank You Brew Donkey! Highly recommend!
      Written January 10, 2023
    • Choppersson
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brew Donkey Tour
      We had an amazing experience on our first Brew Donkey Tour (Dec 28th). Great hosts and great Breweries. We will be back for another tour again soon. Posted a Google Review as well as we had an amazing time!
      Written January 8, 2023
    • bradleymatejcek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brew Tour
      Kate was a great guide and the breweries were amazing. Thank you for an amazing day. Would recommend for anyone
      Written December 13, 2022
    • diggermiller65
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cheers
      Very informative. Didn't realize many of the beers found at the LCBO and other stores are from microbreweries here in the Ottawa area. The experience was almost like bar hopping . Having our private chauffeur made it happen.
      Written December 6, 2022
    • DragonHrt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun Outing - Nice and relaxing.
      A received the Brew Donkey tour as a Birthday present. Overall we were treated very well and I really enjoyed visiting all of the brewpubs in West Ottawa. The host was very knowledgeable and quite well organized. My only critic would be the tables on the bus, that while I found quite enjoyable to use while sitting in eating, felt that they might be a little rough in the event the bus were ever to get into an accident.
      Written December 6, 2022
    • mccrora
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Support Local: Brew Donkey delivers a great tour of local craft breweries.
      Great tour for a small group of friends and family. Everyone had a great time. We visited 3 great breweries in Orleans which highlighted the quality of local beer and benefits of local businesses. Brew Donkey was great in helping to arrange and deliver our tour. A big thanks to Brad and team.
      Written November 28, 2022
    • mburger01
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brew Donkey for KJ
      Fun. Informative. Unfortunately, not enough warning was given on departure times and twice we got caught with half full drinks that we were not allowed to finish.
      Written November 27, 2022
    • 614sydney
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Too much fun!
      Went on the Y-EAST end brewery tour on a Friday night with family and we had a blast! The atmosphere of the breweries was great, the guide was super fun and the beers were tasty
      Written November 23, 2022
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    Jeffrey P
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife won tickets to Bryan Adams' concert at the Canadian Tire Centre from Boom 99.7 fm. Other winners, along with morning hosts Tim and Colleen, were treated to a Brew Donkey tour of Kichesippi and Evergreen craft breweries beforehand.
    Our guide was Dan. He was very knowledgeable about the brewing process and a lot of fun to chat with. We had a great evening of amazing beers followed by great rock and roll!! 🍻🎶
    Written October 9, 2022
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    Cherie L
    Windsor, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    What a great thing to do in Ottawa! David was an excellent host and the stops on the tour were fantastic. If was so much fun being with other beer drinkers and by the end of the evening we had become one big group of friends. Oh...and the beer was excellent. My favourite part was when we had a sample direct from the tank...doesn't get any fresher than that!!!
    Written July 17, 2023
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    Mary W
    Istanbul, Türkiye2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Just returned from a lovely evening with the Brew Donkey team, we had a wonderful time with their friendly and knowledgeable staff. We visited two breweries and had a lovely sit-down meal - the beer, food, company, and quiz games were fun and enlightening! Learned a lot about beer, and tasted a lot too :) All in all, a fantastic time to spend an afternoon and would be happy to do it again with them.

    Thank you Brew Donkey!
    Written August 15, 2022
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    Canucklife
    Gatineau, Canada273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Friends
    We really enjoyed our tour.We were picked up by John the driver and Isabelle our guide at our designated area and they drop you off at the same location once the tour is completed.We visited a distillery N7 then went on the visit two other breweries Dominion and Vimy. All three locations were informative and beer was very good.
    Riding in a bus takes the hassle away and makes the tour more enjoyable.
    I would recommend this tour.

    Thanks Izzy and John
    Written April 16, 2019
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    Hey Canucklife, Glad to hear we were able to give you what you were looking for! This is always a great way of hearing how people thought the tour went and we are so happy you and your group had a good time. We really hope you and anyone else of your group jump on a future tour!
    Written April 17, 2019
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    wayne p
    Edmonton, Canada247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    3 good spots - Spark-beyond the pale-vimy. Got snacks to soak up the beer so u can enjoy very friendly good driver full bus. Worth the tour You have time to have beer while you are there no rush
    Written November 5, 2023
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    Brandyn H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend the tour! Special shout out and thanks to Dan our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and engaging with the group and made the tour even better. Thanks for the great day guys!
    Written December 4, 2019
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    Hey 786brandynh, Dan is one of our new hires, but since he has been in the beer business for a while, he feels right at home. Glad to hear you had a great time with us and we hope to see you on a future tour. Cheers!
    Written December 5, 2019
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    Caroline V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    This was a great activity for a bachelorrette, fun and you don't have to worry about driving. The option with other activities sounds really good too. I'm planning on going back with my the husband.
    Written September 16, 2019
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    Hey Caroline, Glad you all survived the bachelorette with Brad! He is always a great guy to have on tours and we do hope that we see you on future tours with us and hopefully ones with activities such as Axe Throwing. Cheers!
    Written September 27, 2019
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    Ben L
    Ottawa2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    We had a great time visiting a couple breweries and the axe throwing. The brewers were generous, informative and the beers were great! Jamie was also a great guide. All in all a , cant think of a better way to spend an afternoon with a group of friends.
    Written August 26, 2019
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    Hey Ben, Thank you so much for joining us on a Brew Donkey tour. With so many breweries, we love just trying and sampling new places and beers and what better way to cap it off by going axe throwing. Cheers and we hope to see you on a future tour!
    Written August 26, 2019
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    Daniel S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Friends
    Once of the best experiences of the summer. The bus was designed for comfort and fun with tables and selfie booth. The tour guide was a lot of fun and joined in on the festivities and the people working at the breweries were all great and friendly. Plus, yu get a ton of beer samples. A ton.
    Written August 2, 2019
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    Hey Daniel, Thank you so much for joining us on a Brew Donkey tour! We had so much fun with you and your group and the bus just adds to the experience. We do hope you can join us a future tour as there are over 30 local craft breweries that we hit and we would love to have you on another tour. Cheers!
    Written August 3, 2019
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    Sarah H
    Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked the Western Libations tour as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, we went earlier this month and had a fantastic time! Our tour guide, Alexi, was great and kept us entertained all day. We loved getting to visit some of our favourite breweries and learning more about the brewing and distilling process was really fun. I would absolutely recommend Brew Donkey to anyone who lives in Ottawa or who is visiting the city if they are at all into beer, we will definitely be back!
    Written January 15, 2019
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    Hey Sarah, Thank you for saying I was a good tour guide.. I'm glad I was :) That tour was a great one and we all had the privilege on having such a wide variety of new beers from each stop.. oh and spirits! Cheers and we hope to see you on a future tour!
    Written January 20, 2019
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