It's Back! The 3rd Annual Downtown History & Beer Tour

Posted on : Wednesday, April 06, 2016


May 28th, 2016 will kick off our much-anticipated event that all history buffs and beer connoisseurs in Lethbridge look forward too. This day will mark the official kick-off tour for the 3rd Annual Downtown History & Beer Tour.

Each month the Downtown Lethbridge BRZ will host a tour for all those who wish to sample some unique beer, dine and learn about the colourful past of our downtown core.

2016 Tour Dates:

May 28th, 2016

June 18th, 2016

July 30th, 2016

August 27th, 2016

September 24th, 2016

This event is not only rich in beer and good company, it’s also rich in downtown history. Local historians, Belinda Crowson, Jean Johnstone, and Kelti Boissonneault will lead the history portion of the tour. Each tour guide is well known for their witty and interesting story telling and passion for the history of our community.

Joining the historical guides will be beer aficionado Roy Pogorzelski. He will treat your taste buds to diverse craft beers at each stop along the tour route.

The tour is scheduled for five-hours, 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. with five scheduled stops at downtown Lethbridge’s most vibrant businesses and cultural venues. Each stop will feature a different craft beer to be tasted and perhaps a small bite to eat.  

Along the trek to-and-from each beer tasting stop, our historical tour guides will provide attendees with tales of downtown Lethbridge while pointing out other hidden historical gems that are all part of what makes the history of our downtown core so rich and full of life. 

Besides our fantastic tour guides, you’ll have your very own passport to be able to record the beers you like and where you can purchase them from. You’ll also receive a souvenir beer glass to remember the day by. To help you make it home safely, a $10 taxi voucher will be provided to each person at the tour.

20 tickets will be sold for each event, so if you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself or a friend be sure to visit our Yapsody site to purchase your tickets. They do go fast, so be sure to grab them while you can!

Link to purchase your tickets:

You can follow along with the fun to be had by checking out the hash tag #HBTOURYQL and don’t forget to download the great phone app Untappd. It’s a really great way to keep track of all the delicious beers you’d like to try again and share with your friends. Both are great ways to get social on this year’s Downtown History & Beer Tour.