Try a range of beer styles

We will visit three of the four local breweries, each using a different style of production. You will be able to try a range of beers - 12 brews in total. Didn't know you loved stout? Find out on tour!

Learn about making beer & get behind-the-scenes

Gets behind-the-scenes at NBC on a guided facility walk-through, or down to the nitty-gritty of brewing (mini beer-making lesson) with a knowledgeable and experienced brewmaster at Torchlight Brewing.

Feel the cultural pulse of Nelson

The Kootenay Beer Tour will expose you to Nelson's unique vibe - not just the brew scene. You'll learn about some of the history of town as we visit different facilities.

Meet the Locals

You'll meet some talented folk whose passion for craft brewing make Kootenay beer a delicious British Columbian treat.


The tour starts as we pick up your group. You will either take a guided facility tour at Nelson Brewing Company, or get a mini beer-making lesson at Torchlight Brewing Co. Over the course of the tour you will visit 3 of the 4 local craft breweries, and be able to try up to 12 beers. When the tour ends you will be delivered safely back to your pickup location, or your crew can choose to stay downtown if you wish.

Your tour includes:

  • 3 x 4 beer Tasting Flights (= 12 brews!)
  • Either a Facility tour at NBC or Beer Making Lesson at Torchlight
  • Behind-the-Scenes Facility Access
  • Pickup & Drop Off
  • Safe Ride
  • Local Hospitality Pro as Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • An Awesome Taste Adventure


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