Project Description

Group at Granddad Jack's

Makers Tour GC

-Currently suspended until border restrictions ease-

Join our unique Gold Coast Makers Tour to get behind the scenes of small scale, local distilleries, breweries, and cafes on the Gold Coast. Beer, gin, and paddock-to-plate food offerings will leave you delighted and satisfied. Get out and support local on this day out exploring beyond beer.

  • Tour operates on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Pick up: 9:45am @ Helensvale Station / 10:15am @ Loose Moose (Oasis Centre, Broadbeach)

    Show your booking confirmation (via mobile or paper copy) to receive a complimentary coffee with any breakfast purchased at the Loose Moose!

  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 2 breweries, 1 distillery, 1 cafe; lunch included

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

Check out the full itinerary:

After hopping on board (make sure you’ve had a decent breakfast!) we will execute the longest drive of the day to start our Makers Tour at Red Earth Brewing in Cudgen, NSW. Located on a working avocado farm and offering incredible views and tasty beers poured directly from the tanks behind the bar, this is where we will go through some beer history, walk through the ingredients and process, and offer guests an array of freshly-brewed beer samples to appreciate.

Pasture and Co cafe is the newest member of the Grounds Currumbin, a collective of local and eco-friendly businesses, and where we will sit down for a delicious lunch! With a focus on locally grown, organic and fresh produce, the seasonal menu revolves around what’s currently available and in season. Serving all-day brunch with options like ricotta pancakes or a brekky burger, there is something for everyone.

Washed down with a locally brewed beer (or glass of wine), it’s a great stop to refresh and rejuvenate.

Have you ever wondered why gin tastes the way it does? Think all vodkas, gins and whiskeys are created equal? Then you will love this mind-opening tour of the Gold Coast’s first nano-distillery. At Granddad Jack’s, owners Luke and Dave will share the story of their family history, the making of their tipples, and break any misconceptions you’ve held about distilling. Sample three of their gins, all made on premise, and become part of the family.

Bear in mind that their motto is “Too busy for bullshit; too tipsy to care!” – so no bullshitters allowed!

One of the smallest professional brewing setups in SE Queensland, these two Belgians are bringing a slice of Europe to the Gold Coast. Running a small system from their garage, Jimmy and Annelies at Madocke Brewing create mouth-watering Belgian brews, including a Blonde, Witbier, Saison and Tripel. Even people who don’t like “normal” beer love what they sample at Madocke! A perfect finish to the day.

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 Up:

  • Helensvale Station on the Westfield/bus side. Easy access for guests joining us from north of Gold Coast. Our bus will be waiting in the “kiss and ride” area out front – you can’t miss us!
  • Loose Moose is located on the ground floor of the Oasis Centre in Broadbeach, just near the roundabout. We’ll pick you up outside, so make sure you keep an eye out for the van.

Drop Offs:

  • Helensvale Station so guests can easily get back to the southern end of the Gold Coast or back up to Brisbane.
  • Loose Moose so you can kick on with a few more drinks or easily grab a taxi to get where you need to be.

We are flexible with our drop-off locations, but please speak to us at the time of booking.

Included in the price: transportation in our private, air-conditioned van, guided brewery and distillery tour with explanation of the brewing/distilling process, all beer/gin samples at the breweries we visit, lunch, beer 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.