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“Great tour, but mixed quality of samplers.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Labatt Brewery

Labatt Brewery
Ranked #25 of 80 things to do in London
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Owner description: LABATT HOMETOWN BREWERY TOUR (Reservations Required) is at the same location where our founder John Kinder Labatt first started brewing beer back in 1847. The tour takes about 2 hours with a full guided tour with headsets of the Brewing, Fermenting, Ageing and Packaging areas. A sampling session to follow plus 15% discount coupon for merchandise at our Labatt Retail Store on site. Everyone must wear fully enclosed and flat footwear. ALL TOURS NEED TO BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.
Toledo
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“Great tour, but mixed quality of samplers.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I love going on tours to see everyday things being made, and the tour of this brewery did not disappoint. You got to see all aspects of how the beer is bottled, from creating the mixtures of hops and malt, to storage, to bottle cleaning and refilling. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

You also got to sample five beers which you drank in a lounge while the tour guide explained the history of each one and even showed the proper way of pouring. On that day we sampled Labatt Blue, Stella Artois and Alexander Keiths India Pale Ale which I loved. But the other two were Bud and Bud light which I didn't care for. In the cooler behind the bar we saw some bottles of a Belgian beer called Leffe. Why couldn't we have tried a sample of that instead of the Buds!?

Still, it's a great tour and well worthwhile. Just drink more Alexanders and Stella a spare the Bud Light.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent tour with tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

The Labatt Brewery tour was most interesting. I believe it is one of the biggest breweries in Ontario, and expanding has they have recently acquired Corona. Our tour was guided by an experienced guide who really knew what she was talking about. We accessed a number of different areas of the brewery including the filling line which I found most interesting. After the tour there is a tasting of a number of different beer freshly brewed. The tasting concludes with visiting some original delivery trucks which are in beautiful condition. Well worth a visit!

Visited May 2014
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London, Canada
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“Matter-of-fact”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

You will get a tour of the brewery, but it's not much more than that. It is not as fun nor interesting as other brewery tours. However, if you're curious how beer is made and you're in the area, it's not a bad time.

Visited May 2013
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etobicoke
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“Awesome***”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We took the Tour in July and it was AWESOME !!!!!

LOVED it... Highly Recommended , If you are around go for it . :)

Visited July 2013
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London
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“Great Tour & Lots of Hometown History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Toured the brewery with a group from my professional organization. As soon as I got the opportunity to tour the Labatt's, I knew it was going to be interesting. After the tour, it was what I expected and then some. The tour guides were very well versed. We were taken through all parts of the plant from processing of the raw ingredients to the final packaging. It is an amazing process to see. At the end of the tour, you will get to see the 1919 keg truck and the Labatt Streamliner. There is a lot of great history in that plant; would be very worthwhile taking the time for a tour if passing through or visiting the area.

All Londoners should make a point of taking a tour and take in some great home grown history.

Visited May 2013
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