Sip your way along the Greater Victoria Ale Trail in May for a chance to win the ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna!
Our popular Tasting Passport promotion returns for the month of May.
Pick up a Tasting Passport at one the participating locations (see below) and each time you visit a new location to buy a pint, some food, non-alcoholic beverage, swag, and/or beer to-go, ask for a stamp. Collect six unique stamps and be entered to win our ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna.
What could be better than spring in Victoria? The warm weather and fragrant blossoms make it the perfect time to get out and explore the city’s amazing craft beer & cider community. Most of the local breweries and cideries have outdoor patios where you can soak up the sunshine, and many offer food alongside their delicious craft beer creations.
How do you participate?
- Visit any of the 23 participating businesses listed below and ask for a stamp.
- Once you have collected six unique stamps, hand in the completed passport at one of the participating businesses to be entered in a draw for a chance to win a brewery prize pack or the Grand Prize.
- Bonus: Visit at least one of the breweries in Sooke or the Southern Gulf Islands to get a bonus stamp for a chance to win a special prize.
Win the ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna!
The prize package includes:
- Accommodation: $500 gift card to The Prestige Beach House
- $100 gift card to Krafty Kitchen
- $100 gift card to Jacks Kelowna
- $25 gift card to Lakesider Brewing
- $25 gift card to The Hatching Post
- Guided Tasting at Wild Ambition Brewing for two people incl. two branded glasses and two bottles/cans of their choice to take home
Note: travel to and from Kelowna not included
Multiple entries encouraged!
Note: If you aren’t able to fill your passport by the end of May, you can still enter it for a chance to win one of the secondary prizes.
Check out the Greater Victoria Ale Trail for inspiration for fun ways to explore the craft beer scene locally.
Our handy itinerary suggests a variety of ways to explore the Greater Victoria Ale Trail during the tasting passport promotion.
This is the cradle of the “craft beer revolution” — Victoria is home to Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub, and some of British Columbia’s most popular breweries. Visionary trailblazers nurtured craft beer here alongside the local food movement, and today BC’s capital city is home to some of the country’s best restaurants and breweries. Sip, savour, experience and explore everything the Greater Victoria Ale Trail has to offer.
Today, more than 20 breweries and cideries operate in the Greater Victoria area, each with its own unique style and approach, along with several excellent tap houses, quality liquor stores, and numerous restaurants that offer strong beer menus.
Stroll around “Brewery Bay,” a walkable ring of brewpubs and breweries that surrounds the Upper Harbour in downtown Victoria.
Take the Victoria Harbour Ferry’s Pickle Pub Crawl or join a bicycle tour with the Pedaler. The neighbouring district of Esquimalt is home to two more breweries: Driftwood Brewery and Lighthouse Brewing. Both have tasting rooms — in fact, Lighthouse’s tasting room was just renovated
We recently expanded the Greater Victoria Ale Trail to include two breweries on the Southern Gulf Islands: Mayne Island Brewing and Salt Spring Brewing. Learn more about the Southern Gulf Islands here.
The seaside village of Sooke is home to three breweries of its own: Bad Dog Brewing, Sooke Brewing, and Sooke Oceanside Brewery. Another relatively new brewery is Mile Zero Brewing, located in Metchosin, about halfway between Victoria and Sooke.
Where can you pick up a Passport?
The Greater Victoria Ale Trail Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses:
4 Mile Brewpub
Category 12 Brewing
CRAFT Victoria Harbour
Herald Street Brew Works
Île Sauvage Brewing
Junction Orchard & Cidery
Mile Zero Brewing
Small Gods Brewing
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Twa Dogs Brewery
Vancouver Island Brewing
Whistle Buoy Brewing
Sooke & the Southern Gulf Islands
At the end of the promotion, hand in your passport at any of these locations.
The BC Ale Trail app is a useful map and informational tool for exploring local breweries. Collect points at each brewery you visit and redeem them for rewards.