Saturdays. Check the calendar below for upcoming available dates in bold.
We meet at the BentSpoke Brewing Co, 38 Mort St, Braddon
Pick up: 11:00am. If you are running late, give us a call but please, please, please be on time. Your Guide will love you for it!
Drop off: approximately 6:00pm back at BentSpoke Brewing Co.
For a full day of Capital beer discovery, including lunch.
6+ HOURS OF BREWERY TOURING
Number of guest per tour:
This tour accommodates a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 guests (get in touch for information on larger group sizes). Your order will be confirmed once we have filled 4 seats on the tour.
SOME OF THE PLACES
YOU WILL GO*
Award-winning brewer, Richard Watkins and partner Tracy Margrain opened Canberra’s newest brewery in 2014. Stainless steel dominates the décor of their Braddon premises, with a distinctive bicycle theme giving away the owner’s other passion. With 18 different beers, including rotating seasonals, there’s sure to be something to suit all tastes at BentSpoke. Their beer-infused food is quickly gaining legendary status as well!
After packing up their City-based brewery (including the façade, bar and interior fitout), “The Wig” relocated to the Llwellyn Hall at the Australian National University in 2015. Amidst the Arts precinct, Head brewer Alan commands 16 taps, pouring everything from hand-pumped cask ales to funky sours. With enough persuasion, you may also get to see what’s quietly ageing away in the barrel room.
An iconic location of the Canberra pub scene, the Durham specialises in sourcing the best of Australia’s craft beers and serving them up with hearty, traditional pub grub. Known for regular tap takeovers and “craft beer fight clubs”, the Durham is the perfect location to fill the belly before the tour continues.
Step inside a living piece of pioneer history built in 1857. The OCI is now a family-friendly pub with regular live music, fresh locally-sourced food and regularly rotating craft beer taps. A perfect lunch stop on the tour; sit back and enjoy some top-notch grub and some local pub hospitality in a truly unique setting.
Head brewer Christoph Zierholz has been crafting German-inspired beers with a special Canberra twist since 2005. Located in the heart of Fyshwick, Zierholz brings a little bit of European class to the industrial suburb. Don’t know a Dunkel from a Dopplebock or a Schankbier from a Schwartzbier? Christoph is your man!
Canberra’s newest brewery is a partnership between local bar owners and the founders of Batlow Cider Co. Located in industrial Fyshwick, Capital was inspired by the San Diego craft beer scene, with head brewer Wade Hurley an ex-pat Californian. Chill out in the “touch-and-feel” tasting bar after exploring the brewery.
Opening in late 2016, the Cannery is the second Canberra venue for Richard Watkins and Tracy Margrain of BentSpoke Brewing Co. A relaxed, family-friendly venue, it is home to the Spoke’s packaged beer operations, where you can enjoy a beer and something to eat among the stainless steel before grabbing a traveller or six-pack on the way home.
WHEN YOU CAN GO
*On this tour you will visit 3 breweries and have an awesome lunch at a cool pub. Which breweries we visit on which day does change – not all places are open every day, and some places are good on Wednesdays, but not on Tuesdays… Which 3 breweries we visit is all about timing and providing a good mix of places, people and beers.
SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate brewery operations. And sometimes we just know about beer goings on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST SEE beer spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.