The Ale Trail
The 2017 season is over, but we will be back in May 2018! Tickets on sale beginning in March!
Over the last few years, Winnipeg has witnessed a craft beer explosion. Hop aboard the Ale Trail Craft Brewery Tour to visit some of the city’s most popular taprooms and brewpubs—and learn about its wild and crazy past along the way!
As part of this unique experience you will learn the art of professional beer tasting, take a behind-the-scenes brewery tour, enjoy three pints or tasting flights, and can purchase dinner or snacks at our last stop. En route between breweries, our trolley guide will also be sharing some of Winnipeg’s most intoxicating stories. Hear the scandal of our first chief of police—who spent as much time in court defending his own escapades as he did testifying against criminals—learn about the veterinarians who circumvented Prohibition laws by prescribing alcohol to their four-legged ‘patients’, find out which Winnipeg brewery created Budweiser’s most iconic marketing symbol, and much more. With great local food and drinks, trivia, and the liquor-laced history they never told you in school, this tour will help you discover Manitoba’s burgeoning craft beer scene in an entirely new way!
- Round-trip trolley transportation and guided tour from The Forks Market;
- Stops at three local breweries;
- A guided brewery tour;
- A crash course in expert beer evaluation; and
- One pint or tasting flight at each taproom, with food available for purchase at our last stop.
TOUR LENGTH & DEPARTURE POINT
Each tour visits three breweries and runs approximately three hours and forty-five minutes.
Tours depart from in front of The Forks Market (1 Forks Market Road) at The Forks.
Click HERE for a map and to find directions from your hotel. | TheForks.com
2018 Tour Times
May 1st to to October 31st
Times are subject to change.
Please check our current schedule.
General Admission (samples included): $59.95*
Dry Run (no samples): $39.75*
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*Subject to 5 per cent sales tax. We do not charge ‘convenience fees’ on any ticket purchases—whether buying online, by phone, or in person, our stated ticket prices are final.
We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee your seat on board our tours. Tours may sell out online, or only a limited number of walk-up tickets may be available on the day of the tour.
Please note: you do NOT need to print your tickets when purchasing online; simply give your name to the guide prior to the tour!