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Northern Exposure Full Day Brewery Tour with Hop On Brewery Tours at Fick Brewing

Northern Exposure Brewery Tour

So you’ve done our Southern Sessions tour, now join us on our Northern Exposure tour and make your determination on which combo of breweries deserve bragging rights! Visiting some of Brisbane’s newest and lesser-known breweries, this is your chance to meet people creating some truly unique Brisbane beers.

Are you looking to venture further afield and drink at harder to reach independent Queensland breweries? Another option for you might be our Western Explorer tour, which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy lunch in a 100+-year-old building while sipping crafty brews. Alternatively, you can stick closer to the city limits (a perfect way to get your bearings for visitors) and jump on a Best of Brisbane tour.

  • Tour operates on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Pick up times: 11:30am – The Gresham (CBD) / 11:45am – Prince Consort Hotel (Fortitude Valley)

  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 4 breweries; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

Happy Valley Brewing Co is Brisbane’s newest brewery, and their beers will have you “hopping” with excitement and delight! Starting the day with a tasting paddle, a behind-the-scenes tour from co-owner and head brewer Jarrett Bravo, plus in-depth exploration of beer ingredients and brewing history, you’ll be a pro by the time we leave.

Alternatively we may begin our morning at Fonzie Abbott Brewing Co in Albion. Maybe you’ve had a coffee or a cocktail here, but did you know they also make delicious beer? A tasting paddle, explanation of the main ingredients in beer, and a walk-through of a working brewery is the perfect way to start the day.

Wanting to bring Belgian-style beers to the masses, Fick Brewing Co provides a range of unique and delicately flavoured brews to their customers. One of their dedicated team members, or maybe one of the owners themselves, will chat with us about their beers while we sample a range of styles. Paired with European-inspired food – think burgers, pizzas and salads with a twist – you may never want to leave.

Travelling mid-week? Unfortunately Fick isn’t open, but don’t despair – we will be visiting Bravo Brewhouse, Queensland’s only brewery located within the walls of an RSL. With their own beers on tap, plus plenty of local love, a paddle here will be paired with delicious Asian-inspired street food – think popcorn chicken, dumplings, spring rolls, steamed buns and more! Family-style serves ensure no ones goes without.

Having grown out of their original home, Aether Brewing is ever-expanding and constantly trying new things. From sours to stouts, a tasting paddle here will set your taste buds tingling. We may also have the opportunity to view the brewery from above while we check out their brew deck and see what’s coming up next.

We end our day with a visit to All Inn Brewing Co. They’ve not only got a core range to taste, but are constantly creating some new and exciting flavours that we may find on tap. With live music most weekends, the vibe at “the Shed” is so welcoming and the beers are so good that you may choose to end your day here! No worries, there’s a train station 100m away.

For those of you who have had your fill, we will drop you back in the city at the tour’s end.

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 (308 Queen Street, Brisbane) 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 around Post Office Square to get a coffee and/or breakfast.
  • Prince Consort Hotel (230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley) is a very short walk from the Fortitude Valley Station – come out, hang a left and turn right and there you are! Perfect for a morning cuppa before the tour.

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, 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.

Before booking please understand that you may be travelling with other people and the 1.5m social distancing guidelines may not be possible in the short van trips between venues. If you do not feel comfortable with this please contact us to discuss other options.

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.