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We meet at the Keg & Brew Hotel, 26 Foveaux Street, Sydney (a short walk from Central Station).
Pick up: 10:30am. 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 at the Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills.
For a road trip South full of local beer discovery, including lunch.
7+ HOURS OF BREWERY TOURING
If you want to enjoy sampling great beers - it's good to try different styles you might not like them all but each one is unique - and, you want to gain understanding of the brewing process and set up and behind the scenes of micro brewing, then I recommend this tour. Thanks to Tom and Dave's Brewery Tours for a great day.RodAlW
This was a birthday present from my fiancée and I had a great time! Got to see some off the beaten path microbreweries with great vibes and great beers. Excellent lunch and a bit of beer science for the brewers. Great way to spend a day!Michael Crosilla
SOME OF THE PLACES
YOU WILL GO*
Our first stop of the day is Wollongong’s newest brewery, started by a father and son team who graduated from home brewing to bring their particular spin to NSW’s brewing scene. With 4 core beers on tap, and a small 30l experimental system they are well on their way to getting a devoted local following, along with appealing to a wide audience and kicking out some awesome ales.
Lunch is always awesome on tour, and with the choices available at The Illawarra Brewery you’re guaranteed a winner. Sit back and enjoy a great feed along with beers from Illawarra Brewing Company before getting ready to head on up the road to see where they are made.
Originally Five Island Brewing, the owners of Illawarra Brewing Company established the company over 10 years ago in a bid to keep South Coast beer alive. Now with a production facility on the northern edge of Wollongong and a pub in town, Illawarra Brewing Company has firmly taken hold of the ‘Steel Town’ beer scene. Whilst it’s a drive out of town, we think you’ll agree the beers are well worth the trip.
As a special treat on some tours you’ll also get to sample some of the beers from HopDog BeerWorks. Located in Nowra, HopDog is definitely one of the South Coast’s stand out breweries known for brewing beers with a twist and signature you know is theirs. As Tim says when you visit his brewery, they are an Ale House and you won’t find any simple lagers under their distinctive green cap.
After a tumultuous start to their brewing journey, the doors to Shark Island Brewing Company’s long-awaited Kirrawee home are finally open. We’re pretty stoked to be able to take guests into the brewery and introduce you to some of the nicest guys in local beer. Our final stop on the Southerly Buster tour, we round off our South Coast experience over a few beers chatting all things beer and brewing with the Shark boys.
Part of the local scene since 1927 and one of our favourite city pubs. The RAH offers a stunning array of craft beers and ciders with true local pub hospitality. Well known for its Tap Takeovers where a craft brewer gets exclusive access to their eight taps and two hand pumps, it is the perfect place to end the day.
WHEN YOU CAN GO
*On this tour you will visit 3 breweries and have an awesome lunch at either one of the breweries or a cool, local 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.
Number of guest per tour – This tour accommodates a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 guests (get in touch for information on larger group sizes). Your order will be confirmed once we have filled 6 seats on the tour.
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.
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