Project Description

Makers Tour Brisbane

Join our unique Makers Tour in Brisbane and get behind the scenes of small scale, local rum distilleries, breweries, and cafes. Beer, rum, and paddock-to-plate food offerings will leave you delighted and satisfied. Get out and support local on this fun day out that caters to all discerning tastes.

  • Tour operates on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Pick up times: 10:30am – The Gresham (CBD) / 10:45am – Daily Planet Cafe (Fortitude Valley)

  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 1 brewery, 1 distillery, 1 coffee roaster, 1 cafe; lunch included

  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate
  • Minimum 4 guests required to operate

Check out the full itinerary:

After pick up, our tour will start the morning with a caffeine hit as we learn about coffee cupping at Fonzie Abbott roasters. Experts will take us through a guided tasting and teach guests the art of coffee roasting where we will have the chance to see and smell some of the action! A sweet treat will keep everyone going as we move on to what’s next.

Around now is that awkward time where you aren’t sure whether to have another coffee or crack open a beer, so we’ll decide for you: beer it is! At Newstead Brewing Co we learn all about the ingredients of beer and the process of brewing, as well as share some of the historically significant stories behind the names of the beers on offer. Always a great experience, especially when one of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff give our guests a VIP behind-the-scenes tour.

By this stage everyone’s worked up a fair appetite, so we will head to Mongrel for some tasty treats. Plenty of vegan and vegetarian options here, as the chef infuses Peruvian cuisine with modern Australian fare. Mongrel supports Loop Farmers and dishes up what’s produced locally, organically and in season. Plus they always support local craft beer and spirits, which is a bonus!

To wash down a fantastic meal, we’ll finish the day at Milton Rum Distillery, where head distiller Alex will treat you to the history of the venue and walk everyone through some rum tasting. Their old-world approach with modern techniques allows Milton Rum Distillery to produce premium cane spirits with a difference.

All good things must come to an end, and we will drop you back within the city (or you can kick on and keep drinking rum!) at one of the pick up locations or a venue of your choice (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 (228 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley) is a very short walk from the Fortitude Valley Station – come out, hang a left and turn right at the Elephant Hotel (Wickham St) and DPC is on your right. If you hit the Night Owl, you’ve gone too far. Daily Planet Cafe is now closed, however this is still our pick-up location.

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, coffee cupping session and hot beverage to enjoy, guided brewery & distillery tour with explanation of the brewing/distilling process, all samples at the venues we visit, lunch, education and history, 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.