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Taste of Tamborine from Brisbane

Experience the beautiful Mt Tamborine, located in the hinterland between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. With this brewery tour, we offer the chance to get out of the city for a breath of fresh air, some true farmhouse hospitality and introduction to a wide range of beer styles and flavours.

Take some time to explore the area on your own, and see what happens behind the scenes of a busy brewery. Get ready for a fun and unique day out with a Taste of Tamborine.

  • Tour operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Pick up times: 10:00am – The Gresham (CBD) / 10:15am – Foundry Records (Fortitude Valley)
  • Tour lasts roughly 6.5 hours
  • Visit 2 breweries + farmhouse restaurant; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

After your pick up, we will begin the day by visiting Newstead Brewing Co where you’re encouraged to sample all the core range of beers on tap – plus maybe a few seasonal or one-off beers currently available. Your guides will take you through beer ingredients, including some witty, historical commentary, and enlist a brilliant Newstead team member to walk you through the brewery and explain the complete brewing process.

Like what you’ve tasted? Grab a couple six-packs or purchase a growler to fill and refill with your favourite beers from Newstead Brewing Co. before we hit the road.

Breaking up the journey down the M1 we stop in at Beenleigh Rum Distillery in Beenleigh. Here you will be treated to a tour of the working artisan rum distillery and sample the products when finished. We have plenty of room in our van for you to bring a couple bottles home with you.

Another half an hour drive gets us to the top of Mount Tamborine. Take in the stunning scenery along the way, chat with your fellow beer appreciators, swap first-beer stories, or maybe play some trivia and win prizes!

Upon arrival at Fortitude Brewing we will see the working brewery and all the equipment involved in producing some delicious beer. We will grab paddles for everyone to taste Fortitude’s core range of beers and enjoy them over pizzas.

After lunch we’ll give you some free time to explore Gallery Walk on your own (30-45 minutes depending on time), where you can pick up souvenirs, taste fudge or even mix up the day by sampling some local wines (at your own cost) before we load up the van to continue down the hill (roughly 30 minutes) to our final stop.

Be aware that the road down is a bit windy, so if you suffer from motion or car sickness, please ensure you have something to combat it or sit near the front of the van.

The amazing brewer from Beard & Brau, Chris “Fish” Herring, teamed up with his wife Tanya and created the newly-opened Malty Grain, a farmhouse-style restaurant serving Beard & Brau on tap with plates of tapas and desserts to sample. With an events calendar hosting everything from live music to beer-and-food matching degustations, guests will be pleasantly surprised with the warm and inviting atmosphere here.

Situated on roughly 4 acres, the Malty Grain is a diamond in the rough, located on the outskirts of Beenleigh, and provides a beautiful setting for relaxing and enjoying a unique style of beer. Fish is usually around to answer any questions that come up, also, and we can have a discussion here about the environmental impacts of beer, sustainability in the industry and how drinking local is better for the world!

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, so once we leave here we will head back to Brisbane – roughly a 35 minute drive. We are happy to drop you where you were picked up, or at one of our partner pubs where you can carry on with a few more craft beers.

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.
  • Foundry Records is currently undergoing a few changes, so keep your eyes peeled! In the mean time, we will still be picking up here – you can grab a coffee at the Elephant Hotel next door or the Night Owl if you’re looking for a caffeine boost.

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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