Explore the what an artisan sake maker, two breweries, and a distillery have to offer when you sign up for the Meet Your Makers Spirit Tour on Granville Island during Winterruption this year.
Where: Tour starts inside Granville Island Brewery (1441 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
When: Saturday, February 20 & Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Available online for $13.50 plus fee. Must be 19+.
Award-winning travel writer John Lee will lead the walking tour for the third year, stopping at four locations: Dockside Brewery and Granville Island Brewing Company to taste hand crafted beer; Artisan Sake Maker to try locally made sake, and Liberty Distillery, to learn the art of distilling vodka, gin and white whiskey.
All of these unique locations are within 500m walking distance of each other on Granville Island. “The best booze districts are always in areas with a slightly gritty, often industrial history — and Granville Island is dripping with that kind of character,” says tour leader John Lee. “We touch on that a little on the tour and we also hear from the makers about what they feel connects them to Granville Island.”
New this year is the fourth location, and more time added at each stop. “For some people, the chance to ask questions is key but others just want to sip and enjoy their tipples — either way works really well on this tour! The one thing that hasn’t changed is the diversity of our four producers — they really couldn’t be more different in both their approaches and what they are making.”
The Meet Your Makers Spirit Tour is part of the 11th annual Winterruption festival on Granville Island that features music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities.