Ottawa Brewery Tours: Brew Donkey Interview
This week we chatted with Brad Campeau, founder and operator of Brew Donkey Tours. This fun company offers tours of local breweries. Brew Donkey has expanded their selection of Ottawa brewery tours and we are excited to find out what makes these brewery tours hop! Have a read to find out more about these tasty tours of the Ottawa craft beer scene.
Can you tell us a little bit about Brew Donkey and how it all started?
I opened Brew Donkey as a way to help Ottawans explore the amazing beer that was being produced across the city. It is now a service used by locals and tourists alike, offering 3-4 tours a week. A love of craft beer and the inclusiveness of the brewing scene are what keeps me involved and passionate about the business.
Please explain a bit about the tours you offer.
Our tours help you get behind the scenes of the Ottawa brewing scene. With each tour visiting 3-5 breweries you get an intensive experience that is both educational and entertaining. Friday nights we have a 4 hour tour visiting 3 breweries in an express version of our City Beers tour. Saturday’s and Sunday’s are populated by longer tours visiting the outlying area’s of Ottawa. These longer tours always include a meal and dessert from one of our amazing catering partners. Most importantly all samples are always included.
The brewers and owners are committed to providing a unique experience to Brew Donkey guests that you can’t get elsewhere. A sample from the fermenter, an exclusive first taste of a beer yet to be released, or a history lesson.
How would you describe the audience your tours cater to?
Our guests are everyday people who are interested in knowing more about their city and the beer they drink. From the craft beer enthusiast to the weekend adventurer the riders are always keen for samples and information of what makes these beers special.
What’s your most frequently asked question from customers?
“How many samples do we get?” is the most asked question and the answer is “enough”. No one has ever said I didn’t get enough. The breweries are committed to making sure you love their product and Brew Donkey is committed to making sure the tour is safe and enjoyable. Our Smart Serve Tour guides always keep the perfect balance of relaxation and libation.
Lastly, is there anything else you’d like to add?
Watch for our new Collaboration Series Tours that feature non beer related stops. Namely the All Things Brewed tour featuring a coffee roaster, tea producer, distillery, and a brewery!
Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us Brad!
Follow the links below to purchase your Ottawa brewery tour experience gift:
- Ottawa Craft Brewery Tour
- City Beers Express Tour
- Bytown Brewers Walking Tour
- Hintonburg Hop Walking Tour