Calling all beer fanatics! Looking for the perfect beer tour in Melbourne? You got it. 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. On top of all that, you’ll learn all about the history behind Melbourne’s favourite tipple, giving you all the local know-how to become the biggest Melbourne beer buff in town.
Your Melbourne beer tour starts at settlement point, where the city of Melbourne first began. After an intro from your guide, you’ll head off to the first pub – no messing about on this tour, you dive right in! 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, this Melbourne tour covers it all.
Speaking of Melbourne’s oldest pub, that will be your next stop! This will be the setting of even more local tales about Melbourne’s past, including alcohol bans at football matches and the famous six o’clock swill. Your beer-loving local guide will be filling you in on anecdotes like these throughout the tour, so you can really get in touch with Melbourne’s rich history with this beloved drink.
Time to lighten up a bit and head to a venue that has benefited from Melbourne’s more liberal licensing laws, which have come into play in recent years. By now on this tour you will have been told all about Melbourne’s strict past, but here you will be able to witness the change and uprising of Melbourne’s unique laneway bar scene. Here you can try some microbrew whilst learning about the modern era of Melbourne’s relationship with beer. No better setting for that, we’d say!
Your final pub stop on this Melbourne beer tour is at the city’s most iconic pub, where you’ll discover its controversial painting with a little help from your local guide. Here you’ll explore the world of craft beer in Melbourne, as well as talk about the dominance of Melbourne’s largest brewery – Carlton United. In our opinion, that’s the perfect way to top off a beer tour of Melbourne. Oh no wait, we forgot the burger supper you’ll be tucking into as well, which is included in the prices of the tour. Yep, that’ll do it!
From here you can carry on your evening with some recommendations from our local guide, or if you’re not in too much of a beer/food coma, your guide will also be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
Inclusions: Tastings at 4 venues and a burger supper.
Exclusions: Please bring a bottle of water and prepare accordingly for local weather conditions. Umbrella and coats if necessary. Tip/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Dress code for our venues is neat casual. Please no sandals/thongs/flip flops.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of booking: Please contact the local supplier to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Additional Information: We support the capacity for all venues to serve alcohol responsibly and in line with local legislation.
Child Policy: This tour is strictly available to adults aged 18 and over.