Hop On Brewery Tours, Queensland’s ORIGINAL craft beer tours, offer a unique and fun-filled way to explore the local craft beer scene in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Visiting working breweries from Ipswich to Capalaba and Biggera Waters to Currumbin, our team gets guests inside the venues tocan see how your favourite beer is made. With the opportunity to meet and talk to the brewers, understand the brewing process from start to finish plus enjoy samples of fantastic local beer along the way, Hop On Brewery Tours is perfect for connoisseurs and non-beer-drinkers alike.
With full- and half-day tour options, Hop On Brewery Tours can cater for small and large groups, corporate functions, birthday parties, bucks and hens parties, or a date day with your significant other. Newly added distillery tours mean that gin and rum lovers can rejoice and learn more about their favourite tipple as well. Operating rain or shine, six days a week, our brewery tours will be a memory you won’t soon forget.
Who are we?
We are beer lovers who can’t wait to try the newest, freshest releases and who take pride in the tasting locally-brewed selections. Supporting small businesses and encouraging a wider beer-drinking community, we love to encourage others to do the same.
Matt resigned after 14 years working for a national finance company and wass ready for a sea change, as it were. His lovely girlfriend, Joslyn, introduced him to the world of craft beer when they stumbled upon their very first Esk Beer Fest in Launceston, Tasmania, and there was no looking back. Pastimes include attending beer festivals, drinking craft beers, travelling the world (45 countries and counting), watching AFL, playing Scrabble, winning pub trivia, and hanging out with his daughter.
Joslyn has worked in tourism and travel since 2005, so leading tours and talking about beer is right up her alley. Originally from Portland, Oregon – a haven for any craft beer lover – Joslyn has been drinking good beer since she legally could (maybe earlier…) and was appalled at the lack of selection when arriving in Australia in 2010. Slowly the industry has been shifting, and she spends her free time with Matt attending beer festivals, travelling the globe, watching AFL (go Hawks!) and playing Scrabble.
Why do we lead craft beer tours?
Because we love good, independent, locally made (boutique) beer and we want to introduce it to the palates of every day Australians and overseas tourists – not just those who already know and love it. Even those who supposedly don’t like beer may be pleasantly surprised by what they may find on one of our tours! We want to help change your perception of beer.