What are Hop On Brewery Tours?

Hop On Brewery Tours are a unique and fun-filled way to explore your local craft beer scene. Visiting working breweries from Ipswich to Capalaba and Biggera Waters to the Currumbin, we take you inside the venues so you can 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-day and half-day tour options, we can cater for small and large groups and help you fill your time in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Visiting for school holidays? We run rain or shine, six days a week, and offer an alternative trip for those that aren’t into shopping, roller coasters or the beach (or if the beach is too wet and soggy to enjoy). Our brewery tours will be a Queensland memory you won’t soon forget.

Who are we?

Jos and Matt from Hop On Brewery Tours

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 is 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, hanging out with his daughter, Samara, and playing at the beach with his labrador, Buddha.

Joslyn has worked in tourism and travel for over eight years, 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, and was appalled at the lack of selection when coming to Australia in 2010. Slowly the industry is shifting, and she spends her free time with Matt attending beer festivals, travelling the globe, playing Scrabble, writing about beer, and spending time with Samara and Buddha.

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.

Have some questions? Just want to chat?

Send us an email at info@hoponbrewerytours.com.au

Or call us!
Matt Farrelly: +61 (0)433 833 928
Joslyn Erickson: +61 (0)459 207 622

If you need to send us something, our postal address is:
1103, 2-14 Gentian Drive
Arundel, QLD 4214