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Brewery Tour

The brewery tour was very informative and interesting. Our guide Ally knew her stuff and had lots... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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A classy operation! A sasq! Gift shop and super friendly staff! A must stop, in Creston. Great... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
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The Kokanee Beer Gear Store operates brewery tours of the Columbia Brewery, home of Kokanee
1220 Erickson St, Creston, British Columbia V0B 1G0, Canada
+1 250-428-1238
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Never go on a friday. We did the 2.30 pm tour. You meet in the gift shop and from there you go outside and around to the Plant where the beer is actually made. There was a couple of elderly people on our tour and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernie b
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The brewery tour was very informative and interesting. Our guide Ally knew her stuff and had lots of details and the business. Well worth the few dollars. They also had great stuff in the gift shop not to forget the tasty samples after the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A small brewery. They had a senior day special, $3, not worth $10 in my opinion. Big vats and tanks, the only action was watching cans on a conveyor belt. Maybe they should add loading trucks for more action? Not a beer drinker, but my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Paid $5 per person and got a tour and two different beer samples. An hour activity - friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jinghameger
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Save your money. We have been many times before. Now no bottling plant which was fascinating. We did a lot of walking and stairs to see not much. The canning part of the plant wasn't working when we were there. After we got back to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

A classy operation! A sasq! Gift shop and super friendly staff! A must stop, in Creston. Great place to show off the local craft to Europeans!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We really enjoyed the brewery tour two weeks ago! The guide was very knowledgeable and watching the bottles go around the line was awesome! We also loved the reel of the old school Kokanee commercials from the 90's with our beer tasting at the end....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

After all of the trips to Creston, British Columbia, in August we decided that we should do the tour at the Columbia Brewery. The tour lasted about 45 minutes and included from start to bottling/canning of beer - i.e. heating, add the hopes, cooling, fermenting,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Recommended by a friend to visit the brewery here for a tour. Tour cost is $5 per person which is not bad. Learnt some interesting facts about the brewing process etc. Husband does not drink alcohol and was impressed that they also had non alcoholic...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sue123183
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

During the tour we were able to view all stages of production. For a large operation this meant a fair bit of walking but we found it made for a good roadside stop and stretch. The tour was detailed although not really with interesting facts...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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