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Address: 1220 Erickson St, Creston, British Columbia V0B 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-428-1238
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The Kokanee Beer Gear Store operates brewery tours of the Columbia Brewery,...

The Kokanee Beer Gear Store operates brewery tours of the Columbia Brewery, home of Kokanee

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What an interesting tour!

I had no idea what went into making beer. This was informative and entertaining. I was very interesting to see all the stages involved. The sampling at the end was great too. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Creston, Canada
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Creston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had no idea what went into making beer. This was informative and entertaining. I was very interesting to see all the stages involved. The sampling at the end was great too. I got to try some beer I never would have bought prior to the sampling, but I do now! A fun tour.

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Kitimat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For five dollars you get a tour of a modern day brewery whose focus is to produce a quality product (which you get to sample at the end of the tour). The guide could have been a little bit more knowledgeable, but I could have cut them slack as well. The half hour movie at the end was fun as... More 

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calgary,ab
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a tour of facility. Very informative to see how complicated it is to brew beer. Beer samples in restaurant too. Store with apparel, beer & gifts.

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Hope, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been to the Brewery about 10 years ago. Wow, has it grown! 3 - 3 story brew tanks! We were delighted to buy Kokanee GOLD in the gift shop. A must do!

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you really want to know how beer is made, try a tour in a micro/craft brewery, where the tour will be conducted by somebody who actually makes beer. Our tour was conducted by the young lady in the shop, and while very pleasant and friendly, her talk was so obviously scripted. The tour consists of a quick walk through... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I am 73 and I've been on numerous brewery visits, but this was the worst of all times. Actually, I love Konakee beer and remain a fan, especially of their Amber, but the brew visit itself was terrible. The production lines were all shut done and the poor lady doing the tour was as bored as anyone could be. The... More 

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went on tour on a Tuesday, was still a fairly large group. Tour was very informative and interesting. Our guide was very good at explaining the whole process and was more than willing to answer any questions. Some parts were a little hard to hear what she was saying, but if you asked her after she would repeat anything... More 

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Morinville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went on a Friday for the 11 am tour. There were only 3 of us so was nice to have Rachel, tour guide, to ourselves. She was very informative, friendly and knowledgeable. If you like beer at all, this is a worthwhile place to stop. The only drawback is the amount of stairs. It was nice to try a... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday so the lines weren't running but that made the admission cheaper! It was a fun tour with free beer at the end, so what more could you ask for! Our guide was knowledgeable about a lot of what was going on in the brewery and answered our questions without hesitation. She was also patient with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

If you or even a loved one loves beer this is worth the stop! $5 tours of the brewery and you get to see all the processes and ask all your questions to the knowledgeable tour guides. There's some old commercials to watch while you sample a beer made at the brewery along with lots of merchandise!!

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