Join us on an exploration of Melbourne’s amazing craft beer scene. This tour will take you to some of the best in the industry.
When: Saturdays - check out availability on our tour calendar
Pick up: 11am, outside Forester’s Hall, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood
Duration: approx 6 and a half hours
Tour size: Maximum 10 people
What you get: Private tour of each venue; enjoy the freshest beer right from the source with complimentary tastings; tips from some of the best in Melbourne’s craft beer scene; a free bottle of beer from each brewery you visit; lunch to soak up the beer AND your very own exclusive take away Ben’s Brew Tour and Craft’d glass!
Start - 11am, Forester’s Hall
The pick up point is Forester’s Hall where all good craft beer can be found. From there, it's on to our first stop!
11:45pm, Hawkers Beer
We then take a trip to where that beautiful beverage starts its life at the brewery. You’ll be given an up close look at the technological brilliance that is Hawkers Beer Brewery and discover all that is involved in making the beers you love to drink while drinking the beers they love to make. If it’s the latest in brewing technology and it’s worth having then it’s already at Hawkers, from Swiss engineered piping to fully automated fermentation tanks you’ll have access to the most advanced brewing set up in Australia.
1:15pm, The Terminus Hotel
Our tour then heads for lunch at The Terminus Hotel, a leading craft beer bar. You’ll receive a tasting paddle of beers to go with a delicious lunch prepared by the in house chefs, showcasing the delicious fare available from the kitchen.
2:30pm, 3 Ravens Brewery
After our restorative lunch we continue on our journey to the iconic 3 Ravens Brewery in Thornbury. You will be amongst the first to have access to this working brewery as it is not open to the public. Inside you will receive tasters of some of their favorite and latest beers as well as a free gift to take away. You’ll also discover the story of 3 Ravens and how they combine traditional brewing methods with exacting standards.
4:00pm, Carwyn Cellars
From 3 Ravens we head off to experience Carwyn Cellars, one of the best places to try and buy the beer we love. While there you will try some of the beers currently on tap in their back bar while learning about the latest craft beer trends in Melbourne and further abroad. Here you will receive an exclusive Ben’s Brew Tour discount on any bottled beer purchased in store!
5:25pm, Foresters Hall
Then it’s back to Foresters Hall where you’ll be taken through the processes and challenges of getting the freshest beer straight from the brewery into their cool room and into your glass. You’ll receive a behind the scenes access the the cool room where you’ll see the lengths they go to so you get the freshest beer in every glass.
6:00pm, Tour concludes
You can either continue enjoying exclusive Ben’s Brew Tours discounts on the excellent tap lineup at Foresters, or you can go on your merry way with the bounty of goods you have acquired along the journey!
*Don't forget - gift vouchers are also available.