• 19+, 2 pieces ID required
  • All attendees will be asked for ID
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The only school where drinking beer is not only allowed, it’s part of the class! Come get learned about your favourite beverage!

Beer School is generously sponsored by Swans Hotel & Brewpub.

Join us at our popular Beer School series where beer enthusiasts are treated to dedicated bearers of beer knowledge!

Class #1: Chris Lukie & Danny Seeton – “Let’s Get Brewing”
11:00am to 1:00pm


In this class, you’ll get an introduction to the brewing process, including a talk from Danny Seeton (National Rank BJCP judge and Vancouver Island Brewery’s Production Manager and R&D Brewer) and a visit to the brewhouse itself with a hands-on demonstration by Swans’ Head Brewer, Chris Lukie. It’s a rare chance to see the inner workings of a heritage Victoria brewery and learn a thing or two about how beer is actually made. Participants will get to taste the beer that they help brew.


Class # 2: Greg Evans – “The Short Thirst and the Long Thirst – A Brief History of Prohibition in BC and the USA”
2:00pm to 4:00pm


Victoria’s own local beer historian, the ever entertaining Greg Evans, returns to tell you all about BC’s part in Prohibition, both our own short version (1917-1921) and the better known “Long Thirst” south of the border (1920-1933).


click here for tickets to Beer School Class #1
click here for tickets to Beer School Class #2
click here for combo tickets to Beer School Complete Course

$20 (plus tax) ticket per class or $30 for the Complete Course.


  • each class includes one glass of beer.
  • attend one class or both at a discounted rate.
  • Swans will have a lunch special available for purchase between classes.

19+, 2 pieces ID required
All attendees will be asked for ID
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