Taste of Tamborine
-Departing Gold Coast
2018-07-13T14:14:04+00:00

Project Description

Taste of Tamborine from Gold Coast

Enjoy magnificent views as we wind our way from the area’s newest brewery on the Gold Coast to one of the region’s most iconic breweries in Mt Tamborine.

See what happens on a brewery production floor, then spend time exploring the well-known Gallery Walk. Taste some true farmhouse beers in a relaxed beer garden, and even get a few Gold Coast brewery visits in as well. Enjoy fresh air and fresh beers with a Taste of Tamborine.

Please note this tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run.

There’s a little bit of driving involved in this tour – roughly 45 minutes each way up and down Mt Tamborine – but we’ll keep you entertained with stories and urban myths. However if you think you may not handle the downhill curves too well, might we suggest staying where it’s sunnier and jumping on a Coldie on the Goldie full day tour?

  • Tour operates on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Pick up times: 9:40am – Helensvale Station / 10:00am – Surfers Sandbar / 10:15am – Loose Moose
  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 2 breweries + 2 beer bars; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate; Minimum 4 guests

Check out the full itinerary:

We start the day with a visit to one of the Coast’s best bars, Sandbar, where we will settle in with a tasting paddle of some local and domestic beers to get the ball rolling. It’s here, across from the crashing waves, we will discuss how to taste beer as well as the main ingredients that make up this tasty tipple.

Tucked away in a residential garage is Madocke Brewing, the only Belgian beer brewery in Queensland. Co-owners and brewers Jimmy and Annelies will talk you through unique beer tasters and styles as they highlight fresh ingredients used on this small-scale brewery. This is definitely something completely different!

*Madocke Brewing is not available to visit on Sundays.

From the Gold Coast we settle in for a leisurely drive (about 50 minutes) up Mount Tamborine. Take in the scenery, chat with your fellow beer lovers and share stories during the trip, or maybe play some trivia and win prizes!

Upon arrival at Fortitude Brewing we will see the working brewery and all the equipment involved in producing some delicious beer. We keep you well hydrated with a tasting paddle of their core beers while we wait for your pre-ordered pizza to enjoy.

Once your belly has a lining on it, we’ll give you some free time to explore the Gallery Walk on your own (45-60 minutes depending on time), where you can pick up souvenirs, taste fudge or even mix up the day by sampling some local wines (at your own cost). From here, we will head down the hill to our final destination.

A short drive down from Fortitude Brewing is the discreet entrance to one of the many incredible breweries on Mount Tamborine – but you wouldn’t have any idea it’s here. This is because we have exclusive access to visit Beard & Brau at the source! Owner/brewer Chris “Fish” Herring makes small batch brews on his farm in Tamborine and has just celebrated his tenth anniversary in Queensland. Have a chance to talk all things beer and try some of the best beer around!

After a few more tasters, we’ll head down the mountain back to the Gold Coast.

The crew at Black Hops Brewing have built an intimate venue with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their core range (and special cellar-door releases) of delicious beers. Speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.

Our guide here, Michael “Govs” McGovern shares the Black Hops story as he talks about the beers you’re tasting and explaining the brewing process. We may even be lucky enough to catch them while they’re brewing and really see them in action!

Upon finishing the tour your guide can get you back to your pick up location, drop you somewhere central, or you can keep drinking here!

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:

  • Loose Moose (Oasis Centre, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach) is on the ground floor of the Oasis Centre in the heart of Broadbeach. Easy to reach by G:Link, the Loose Moose is near the taxi rank at the main entrance to the centre.
  • Helensvale Station is a central stop for anyone on the train coming from either direction. We’ll be waiting out where the taxis are (on the heavy rail side) so you can’t miss us.
  • Sandbar (52 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise) overlooks the lapping waves of Surfers Paradise. Start your day here with a delicious breakfast or sample beers from around the globe (mainly Australia, New Zealand and the US) by the bottle or on tap (but don’t get too far ahead of us!). A great way to start or end your day, Sandbar is one block north of Cavill Mall. (Feel free to grab a seat and a beer prior to our meeting at 12pm)

Drop Offs:

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, water & 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.

Please note this tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run.

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