Brewing beverages was invented by the ancient Earl Greynians, who began heating their drinks to combat their Ice Waterville rivals. Revel in discovery through competition with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a brewery tour, four 6-ounce samples, and one appetizer for two at Whistler Brewing Company in Whistler (a $34 value).
Whistler Brewing Company crafts award-winning beers inspired by the region and surrounding mountains. Curious visitors can tour Whistler's brewery, led by knowledgeable guides who provide a backstage perspective on the tanks, fermenters, and other equipment used to concoct frothy libations and intoxicating techno dance beats. After the journey through hop-filled corridors, patrons attend a tasting pairing a savoury appetizer with four 6-ounce samples of beers, such as the Black Tusk ale, the Powder Mountain lager, or the limited-edition Paradise Valley grapefruit ale. Purchasers may buy as many of today's Groupon as they wish, perfect for a road trip or a spontaneous Pencil Drummers Association outing. Tours are held daily at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Whistler Brewing Company
After helping to kick-start British Columbia's craft-brewery movement back in 1989, Whistler Brewing Company upholds its pioneering approach by crafting new and unique brews that brim with the tastes of B.C. The creations possess flavours for every palate, ranging from the 100-per-cent-organic B.C. honey of the Bear Paw Honey Lager to the chocolate and roasted-coffee notes of the award-winning Black Tusk Ale. The beverages can be savoured at home by the keg or bottle, or from the bar in the brewery’s tap house, which pairs its seasonal ales and current drafts with a menu of hop-complementing fare. The brewsmiths also open their doors twice daily to offer a glimpse of the facility's inner workings during brewery tours, which take patrons through the maze of copper brew kettles and bubbling witch cauldrons to illustrate the fermenting and flavouring process before giving guests their own suds to sample.
1045 Millar Creek Rd.
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1Get Directions