Southern Sessions
-Sip South of the River

Project Description

Southern Sessions

Spend your day south of the Brisbane River, tasting some of the newest and freshest beers to hit the Brisbane brewing scene!

We visit some outstanding craft breweries and check out a favourite bar or two as well. Grab your passport and join us as we head to the deep south! You'll be surprised with how much excellent beer the river city is producing, with more openings every year!

  • Tour operates on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Pick up times: 10:45am – The Gresham (CBD) / 11:00am – Daily Planet Cafe (Fortitude Valley)
  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit three breweries and cool beer bar; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

After pick up, we will start the day at one of the neighbouring Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane Brewing Co or Catchment Brewing Cos for a great tasting paddle and explanation of what goes into your beer! If we start at one of the breweries, we’ll get you a guided walk through of the brewery and complete explanation of the brewing process from one of the expert brewers, to whom you can ask any beer-related questions you might have!
Once we finish here, we’ll sidle on down the road for a filling lunch and more beers to sample at either Brisbane Brewing Co or Archive Beer Boutique, where we can relax and enjoy some great food and sip on super fresh beers. At Archive, take advantage of their special deal for Hop On customers and order your favourites (or just hard-to-get beers) from their extensive bottle shop!
One of the newest additions to the Brisbane brewery family, Slipstream is located in Yeerongpilly and a great place for locals! We’ll drop by and sample a few from their core range as we chat to their owner, Deale, and head brewer, Ian Watson. Fill a growler or squealer of their fine product so you can savour it later tonight!
Our final stop of the day is Ballistic Beer Co, where bar manager Ev and/or head brewer Lachy will show you around their brewery set up and treat you to four of their finest! Their beers are top notch, so we will save room in the esky for any takeaways you grab. There’s a food truck here in case you’re feeling peckish (food not included at this stop) so feel free to grab something to munch on.

After our day has finished, we’re happy to drop you back in the city at a bar or restaurant of your choosing, or to where you need to be (within reason).

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!

Pick Ups:

  • The Gresham 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 bank, 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 in Post Office Square to get a coffee and/or breakfast.
  • Daily Planet Cafe is a comic-book-inspired cafe that serves scenestr coffee and offers guests a 10% discount on their drink purchases when they show their tour confirmation for that day’s tour. Bonus!

Drop Offs:

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, water & snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is).

Please note: itinerary subject to change based on traffic, closures, new openings, events or spur-of-the-moment decisions, however we will ensure you receive everything listed above.

Not finding the tour you want on the date you need? 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.

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