Our Mission

Montreal Craft Beer Tours offer walking tours of the unique brewpubs found within the city, while incorporating the history and culture of the neighbourhood. The tours are led by certified local guides, taking you off the beaten path, showing you the authenticity of the city and, of course, talking you through the how-to’s of beer tasting and food pairings.

Our mission at Montreal Craft Beer Tours is to provide you not only with an experience of Montreal’s local products and artisans, but also with a taste of Montreal herself. We want to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone, and truly come into contact with what the city has to offer.

It is an honour working with local employees and the artisans behind these brewpubs. We believe that it is important to connect, support and develop relationships with the craftsmen and women, and innovators at the heart of these companies.


Originally known as The Montreal Brewpub Experience, the tour got its start in 2010, becoming the first ever craft beer tour company in Montreal. Co-founders Frédérik Nissen, community organizer and innovator of projects such as Givebox, Restaurant Day, and Héros de Karaoké, and Ismaël Ulvik, keen entrepreneur whose passion lies in tourism and giving back, came together to create a tour focused on shining the spotlight on Montreal’s unique brewpubs and local products. Initially part of Local Montreal Tours, the Montreal Craft Beer Tours is now a separate entity. It has been praised and recognized by multiple local and national media outlets, received a grand prize from Tourism Montreal in 2013, and is currently rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor.

We are proud to be ambassadors of this distinct city, and strive to represent its authentic charm, “joie de vivre”, and its prevalent sense of community. We strongly believe in the tourism industry and do our best to innovate and produce tours that represent Montreal fairly but, most importantly, bring people together.


Meet the team