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Take a Craft Beer Tour of South-East Queensland's Best Breweries

A brand new Brisbane company wants to be your designated driver.
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2016
By Sarah Ward
May 05, 2016

Maybe you loved the smell of hops wafting over Milton. Maybe you just wanted to see how your favourite beverage was made. Either way, going on a tour of the XXXX brewery used to be a Brisbane rite of passage. Now, the brand is no longer synonymous with Queensland beers, and their headquarters isn't the only source of foamy, yeasty goodness in town.

Yep, when it comes to local breweries, the more the merrier is the current status. Who wants to trek through one place when you can visit a couple? And who wants to try to work out the best way to get between venues when Hop On Brewery Tours can do all that for you — and not only take care of the transport, but lunch and beer tastings too?

It's the service we wish we'd thought of ourselves, though that honour goes to Matt Farrelly and Joslyn Erickson. The duo doesn't just love drinking craft bevvys — they're keen on showcasing the great brewers helping Queenslanders wet their whistles courtesy of all-inclusive, region-specific day trips.

Three options are currently available, hopping between All Inn Brewing, Green Beacon and Newstead in Brisbane; Bacchus, Catchment and Hipwood on the bayside; and Beard & Brau and Fortitude and Noisy Minor on Mount Tambourine, with a Gold Coast run — featuring Black Hops, Burleigh and the just-opened Balter — in the works as well. And while each tour costs $160 per person, that's a pretty good deal for six hours of drinking, eating and being driven around. Half-day options, running up to four hours for $120 per person, are also coming soon.

For more information about Hop On Brewery Tours, check out their website.

Published on May 05, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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