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Brew Your Own Beer

Brew Your Own Beer

Brew your own beer.

Work up your next hard-earned thirst brewin’ some beer with Aussie Brewery Tours! Choose from over 50 different styles of beer and, under instruction from a head brewer, brew your beer on state-of-the-art small-batch brewing equipment. Including transport, snack food, main meal lunch, complimentary beers and 50ltr kettles of beer (around 5 slabs) bottled for you by the brewery.

Whats included?

Your brew day includes:

  • Your brew: 2-6 kettles of beer (depending on number of people) – choose from a number of different Pale Ales, Amber Ales, Brown Ales & Stouts. Each kettle makes around 8-12 slabs of 330ml bottles.
  • Bottling: Brewery to bottle the beer, so you don't have to!
  • Fantastic Food: Brewing is hard work (well, sort off) so we will supply cheese tasting plates + nibbles to share plus a delicious main meal from the brewery kitchen (see below for an example menu).
  • Beer: Brewing is thirsty work (truth) so we will supply tap or bottled beer for each person to keep you going.
  • Transport: We will provide the transport (so you can drink) and guide.
  • Extra stops: We recommend - time permitting - some extra stops, so you can visit some other fantastic breweries, cideries and distilleries for a few cheeky drinks on the way home.

Brew packages are from $190pp all inclusive. Please contact us, using the inquiry form at the bottom of this page to get a quote.

Click here for an example lunch menu

The following is an example of our lunch menu from this tour. Please note the menu is subject to almost monthly change, so please use this as an example only:

  • Ricotta gnocchi with roast pumpkin, feta, basil, shaved almonds and parmesan (v).
  • Brewery beer battered fish and chips served with tartar and lemon./li>
  • Braised lamb shoulder with a Greek salad, tortilla and tzatziki (gf).
  • Brewery burger: Beef patty, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, aioli, beer onions, cheese and mustard.
  • Spicy chicken burger with slaw, jalapenos and chipotle mayo.
  • Brewery steak: 230 gram Porterhouse served with fried Chat potatoes, green beans and bearnaise sauce.

What else?

Here are the other bits and bobs:

  • How long does it take? The brew day, including travel time to and from the CBD take around 4-6 hours. Adding on extra stops (for more drinks and fun) will add another 2-3 hours.
  • When is my beer ready? Your beer will finish fermenting and be bottled available for collection 5-6 weeks after it is brewed. We will contact you to arrange pick-up (free) or delivery (for a small fee).
  • Can we customise the labels? Yes you can - we will send you the label template.
  • Do I need to bottle my beer? No, this is all done for you.
  • Is this full grain brewing? Yes (and no). To save on time - and effort - the brewers will have everything cleaned and going when you arrive. This includes a base wort, on to which you will craft your beer. They do this to cut a 6-7 hour day into 4. It also removes the less glamorous and boring parts of the process.
  • What styles can I make? There are over 20 unique beers to choose from. See below for more detailed descriptions.

Click here for a list of beer styles

Pale Ales

  • Classic Australian Pale Ale: Australian style pale ale with a solid malt backbone and firm bitterness. This recipe uses Pride of Ringwood hops, a mainstay of Australian brewing to create a refreshing and clean pale ale with a firm bitterness that keeps you coming back for more.
  • Classic U.S Pale Ale: American style pale ale with a solid malt backbone and fresh citrus and fruity hops. This recipe uses a classic American pairing of Cascade and Amarillo to create a refreshing and hoppy pale ale with a firm bitterness.
  • Summer Pale Ale: Australian style pale ale using a unique Australian hop – Summer. Summer has hints of apricot and melon, resulting in an easy going and smooth pale ale with a great flavour.
  • Falcons Pale Ale: American style pale ale using Falconers Flight hop blend – a greatest hits package of US craft brewing hops. Big hits of citrus, pine and tropical fruit make for a refreshing American style Pale Ale.
  • Topaz Pale Ale: Australian style pale ale using a unique Australian hop – Topaz. Topaz has hints of grapefruit, stonefruit and lychee, resulting in an easy going and smooth pale ale with a great flavour. New U.S Pale Ale: American style pale ale focusing on one of the newer American hop varieties – Citra. The use of Citra hops brings a zesty lemon and citrus flavour to this beer, resulting a zippy and refreshing pale ale that is great for summer!!
  • English Summer Ale: A light and refreshing English ale with soft malt characters and subtle spicy and floral hop notes. Not as heavily flavoured as some of our other pale ales, this highly sessionable beer is great to drink on a lovely sunny day.
  • English Bitter: A classic English style bitter – a little darker than the pale ales and more malt focused with hints of caramel and toffee. This beer has a firm bitterness that provides a nice balance making it easy to drink.

Amber/Red Ales

  • American Amber Ale: This is a pleasant amber coloured American style beer. It is more malt focused than its paler cousins, but still shows those classic American fruity hop notes that pale ale drinkers love.
  • All American Amber: This is a pleasant amber coloured American style beer. It is more malt focused than its paler cousins, but still shows those classic American fruity hop notes thanks to the Falconers Flight hop blend, a showcase of 7 different American craft beer hops.
  • Irish Red: A rich red ale with sweet caramel and toffee flavours and enough bitterness and subtle roast notes to balance the beer nicely, making it very drinkable. A great session beer with a strong malt focus.
  • American Red: This is a beer for those who like their beers malty and hoppy – a perfect marriage. Drier than an amber ale with nice caramel flavours and a firm hop bitterness.
  • All American Red Ale: This is a beer for those who like their beers malty and hoppy – a perfect marriage. Drier than an amber ale with nice caramel flavours and a firm hop bitterness thanks to the Falconers Flight hop blend, a showcase of 7 different American craft beer hops.

Brown Ales

  • Northern Brown Ale: A rich, nutty English style brown ale, typically found in the northern part of England. Chocolate and nutty flavours are evident, with spicy floral hop notes to balance. A sessionable, easy drinking dark beer that will keep you coming back for more.
  • American Brown Ale: A hoppier brown ale with big doses of chocolate and caramel flavours. This beer is bigger than its English cousin, with a firmer and drier finish. Delicious.
  • All American Brown Ale: A hoppier brown ale with big doses of chocolate and caramel flavours. This beer is bigger than its English cousin, with a firmer and drier finish. This version uses the Falconers Flight hop blend, a showcase of 7 different American craft beer hops.

Stout

  • American Stout: Black as the Ace of Spades with strong coffee and chocolate malt flavours, combined with a nice dry finish. This is a hoppier and bigger version of a traditional style stout.
  • Irish Stout: This beer is a traditional dry Irish stout, a malt focused beer with big coffee notes and a firm bitterness. This is a great beer for those who like to walk on the dark side.

India Pale Ales (IPA)

  • Australian IPA: A blend of three uniquely Australian hops that provide plenty of hop character with dashes of tropical fruit, stonefruit, grapefruit and spiceness with an assertive bitterness that dries the beer out nicely.
  • English IPA: An old world IPA with a bigger malt focus than its new world cousins. This beer has a more rounded character with hints of caramel and a pleasing bitterness that is sure to please.
  • American IPA: A classic American style IPA with loads of the classic US hop characters we all love – piney, citrus fruit and floral hop notes abound with a firm and cleansing bitterness.

Things to Note / Codes of Conduct...

  • We enjoy a few shenanigans as much the next person, after all, we take people cruising around drinking for a living. We have never had any issues on tour, however, on behalf of our brewery and venue partners we ask that you behave in an appropriate and respectful manner throughout your event. Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated! 
  • We have a strict no-drinking policy on the bus, this is in accordance with state alcohol laws. We will however drive you from venue to venue and, no surprises here, non of the places we have visited has every run out of things to drink! We have also never heard the words "I didn't get to drink enough today" after one of our tours.
  • All our venues adhere to Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) laws. If you are asked to leave a venue for inappropriate behaviour, the tour is over. 
  • All products are subject to our terms and conditions. We recommend you read these before making a purchase. Our frequently asked questions section is also a wealth of information about pick-up locations, cancellation policies, etc.

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