This thirst-quenching beer odyssey will take you through the best of the best on the Melbourne brew scene, from its largest brewery to those craft beers that only the true Melbourne locals know about all the while learning about the history behind Melbourne’s favourite tipple.
Your beer tour starts at the Sir William John Clarke Memorial, then you'll get the train to one of the city's up-and-coming neighbourhoods, an area that is home to some of Melbourne’s best brewers. After an intro from your guide, you’ll head off to the first drinking den. Whilst you sip on your first beer, you’ll learn about the rogue settlement of the city, and how the Melbourne beer scene came to be, from the city’s first pub to the outlandish colonial rules governing drinking in the southern capital.
We mix it up depending on which neighbourhood we are in and where is best for the day you've booked. Venues range from breweries in industrial areas to classic pubs, bowling clubs and record bars – but the one thing they all have in common is a passion for the brew! Along the way, we'll dive into some good beer drinking snacks to make sure the night is not all totally liquid. You'll be able to witness the change and uprising of Melbourne’s unique laneway bar scene where you can try some microbrew while learning about the modern era of Melbourne’s relationship with beer.
The group tour accommodates up to 12 people, but you can choose the private option for a cool experience with your friends!