Get on the Bus!

Get on the Bus!

Thursday June 22nd, 2017

It’s no longer Wellington West’s best-kept secret.  The word is out about Brew Donkey’s outstanding brewery tours, and with their new show-stopping bus, it’s little wonder!

Brew Donkey BusPhoto: Katy Watts

Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s first and only brewery tour service, is finally able to help craft beer lovers in the ultimate branded brew bus. This addition was made possible by the new Travel Industry Act regulations that allow Brew Donkey to purchase and resell transportation directly from suppliers.

"After changes to the act took effect, I immediately sat down with our transportation partner to get this bus on the road" says owner/operator, Brad Campeau.

All trips on the new Brew Donkey bus will be organized as a charter with Roxborough Bus Lines, the legal owner of the bus.  This collaboration will allow Brew Donkey to customize their own bus while continuing to have the great safety and dispatch capabilities of Roxborough Bus Lines.

The new bus features an impressive craft beer-themed outer body, live edge tables, custom seating, a selfie booth, and education panels.  

Some of the upcoming tours include: The Hintonburg Hop, a four hour tour of three of the ‘hood’s hottest breweries: Tooth and Nail, Vimy Brewing and Beyond the Pale.

If a simple tipple isn’t enough for your tastes, why not add sharp objects into the mix? Sip, Axe and Relax may be the tour for you, with a stop among the breweries to try your hand at the sport of axe throwing!

If you’d rather cheer gladiators on than become one yourself, you can try out Crush’d And Brews’d a four-stop tour that ends with a Roller Derby bout.

Maker House

Most tours come with a complimentary Suzy Q Doughnut, since the famous sweet shop is right next door.  And if you get there a bit early, be sure to check out all the great Brew Donkey swag at their station at Maker House along Wellington West, which sells a curated collection of locally crafted goods from over 120 Canadian makers.

There’s always something happening in Wellington West – so hop(s) aboard the new Brew Donkey bus for a lager than life ale-venture!