What better way to cool down on the sizzling Gold Coast than with a full day beer exploration?! Come on this brewery tour and discover the surf, sand, and beer with a few award-winning brews around the iconic Gold Coast!
The tour makes stops at 4 incredible venues, which will vary on the day with availability. However, it'll include a combination of Lost Palms, Precinct Brewing, Black Hops, Burleigh Brewing Co, or Balter Brewing. At each, you'll enjoy delicious tasters of the beers as well as snacks and witty commentary.
The tour starts with an introduction to beer’s main ingredients and a few tasters to experience the unique flavours in each beer and understand the differences in what you’re drinking, whether it’s a lager or a stout. Once you've had a chat about the history of beer and a solid basic understanding of how everything fits together, you'll go behind the scenes to see where the action takes place. The brewers are happy to show you the ropes, help you understand the brewing process and answer any questions you may have.
Throughout the day we keep you well-fed and full of delicious beer, with a tasty lunch included at one of the venues. They all offer mouthwatering options, accompanied, of course, by a tasting paddle of their best brews accompanied by tasting notes and witty commentary. Whether it's a hot day and you need a cool drink or it's a cool day and you want to warm up, this Coldie on the Goldie tour is perfect for all occasions.
Duck into a residential neighbourhood to be surprised and delighted with what Black Hops has on tap; here we will have the chance to check out their brewery and taste their fresh brews. If head brewer Michael "Govs" McGovern is around, he'll take time out to answer questions you may have and tell the stories behind each of the beers on offer.
Lost Palms Brewing has taken a unique, chilled-out vibe to their space, filled with bright colours and thirst-quenching beers. Comfy couches mean you can sit back and sip your brews in comfort. If head brewer Chris is around he can take us through the brewing process to get a better understanding of what makes your beer beer.
From here we might move on to an original and iconic Gold Coast brewery: Burleigh Brewing, where we will walk through the brewery and learn about their history as the longest-operating brewery on the Gold Coast. Taste their core range, plus maybe a "bit on the side" (seasonal release beers) and marvel at the size of their brewery.
Of course, no trip would be complete without the so-hot-it's-cool Balter (maybe we'll even spot a surfer or two!), where the beach meets beer. Award-winning brewer Scotty Hargreave creates some delicious beers to keep you refreshed, and we'll have a tasting paddle here.