Our Northern Exposure full day tour showcases the best of Brissie’s northside breweries.
Hop on our Northern Exposure tour and make your determination on which combo of breweries deserve bragging rights! Visiting some of Brisbane’s newest and lesser-known breweries, this is your chance to meet people creating some truly unique Brisbane beers.
With new brews on tap all the time, the lineup of venues may change from tour to tour, but we guarantee four breweries, 16-20 unique tasters, and a delicious lunch to keep you fuelled up.
Happy Valley Brewing Co is a happy place indeed, and their beers will have you “hopping” with excitement and delight! Starting the day with a tasting paddle, a high-octane behind-the-scenes tour from owner Cheyne, plus in-depth exploration of beer ingredients and brewing history. You’ll be a pro by the time we leave.
Is it a plane? A dog? An Olympian? No, it’s Brisbane’s Archer Brewing (whose mascot and namesake is, indeed, a gorgeous border collie), making their home in an airplane-hangar-inspired site in Newmarket. Fresh, Australian ingredients go into these meticulously crafted beers.
Hopping their way into the hearts (and bellies) of the locals, Hoppers Brewing Co treats guests to freshly made beers and sneaky spirits. With a charming upstairs that will induce nostalgia to all that visit, Hoppers is a welcoming Albion-based brewery.
Wanting to bring Belgian-style beers to the masses, Fick Brewing Co provides a range of unique and delicately flavoured brews to their customers. One of their dedicated team members, or maybe one of the owners themselves, will chat with us about their beers while we sample a range of styles. Paired with European-inspired food – think burgers, pizzas and salads with a twist – you will definitely be visiting again in the future.
Having grown out of their original home, Aether Brewing is ever-expanding and constantly trying new things. From sours to stouts, a tasting paddle here will set your taste buds tingling. We may also have the opportunity to view the brewery from above while we check out their brew deck and see what’s coming up next.
We end our day with a visit to All Inn Brewing Co. They’ve not only got a core range to taste, but are constantly creating some new and exciting flavours that we may find on tap. With live music most weekends, the vibe at “the Shed” is so welcoming and the beers are so good that you may choose to end your day here! No worries, there’s a train station 100m away.
Where a location is indicated, we will pick up you outside the venue so please keep an eye out for our van – you can’t miss it!
The Gresham (308 Queen Street, Brisbane) is an historic pub in central Brisbane. From Central Station, exit toward Ann Street. Past the ANZAC Memorial and through Post Office Square, next to the NAB, you’ll find The Gresham tucked away. Alternatively, you can exit toward Edward Street, head down the hill and turn left onto Queen Street. Walk about 1/2 block and The Gresham will be next to the NAB on your left. Please note The Gresham does not open until 4pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays; we will still pick up here and there are plenty of places around Post Office Square to get a coffee and/or breakfast.
Prince Consort Hotel (230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley) is a very short walk from the Fortitude Valley Station – come out, hang a left and turn right and there you are!
We are flexible with our drop-off locations within the city based on guests’ needs and requests.
Included in the price: transportation in our private, air-conditioned van, guided brewery tour with explanation of the brewing process, all beer samples at the breweries we visit, lunch, beer education and history, snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is).
Please note that we are visiting working breweries and it’s suggested you wear closed-toe shoes so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Also, since they don’t always run on a set schedule, we will try and catch the brewers in action but that can’t always be guaranteed; keep an open mind on the day because no matter what or who we see, the beers are always epic. Sometimes the itineraries will change at a whim; this may be because of traffic, a last-minute decision from the brewery or any number of things, so we ask for your patience and flexibility.
If there is a brewery or distillery you’re keen to check out, please include the request in the “Special Requirements” section when making your booking and we will try our best to make it happen.
Not finding the tour you want on the date you need? Check our Tour Calendar to see which tour is currently running on what date. Or feel free to give us a call – we might have created a special tour for the day that we can get you on, or we may be sold out. But you’ll never know unless you ask. We’re always happy to help and check availability for you.