After your pick up, we will begin the day by visiting Newstead Brewing Co where youre encouraged to sample all the core range of beers on tap plus maybe a few seasonal or one-off beers currently available. Your guides will take you through beer ingredients, including some witty, historical commentary, and enlist a brilliant Newstead team member to walk you through the brewery and explain the complete brewing process.
Breaking up the journey down the M1 we stop in atBeenleigh Rum Distillery in Beenleigh. Here you will be treated to a tour of the working artisan rum distillery and sample the products when finished. We have plenty of room in our van for you to bring a couple bottles home with you. Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED to participate in this activity. Please note the drive between Newstead and Beenleigh is roughly 35 minutes.
Another 30-40 minutedrive gets us to the top of Mount Tamborine. Take in the stunning scenery along the way, chat with your fellow beer appreciators, swap first-beer stories, or maybe play some trivia and win prizes!
Upon arrival atFortitude Brewingwe will see the working brewery and all the equipment involved in producing some delicious beer. We will grab paddles for everyone to taste Fortitudes core range of beers and enjoy them over pizzas.
After lunch well give you some free time to explore Gallery Walkon your own(30-45 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) before we load up the van to continue down the hill (roughly 30 minutes) to our final stop.
The amazing brewer from Beard & Brau, Chris Fish Herring, teamed up with his wife Tanya and created the newly-opened Malty Grain, a farmhouse-style restaurant serving Beard & Brau on tap with plates of tapas and desserts to sample. With an events calendar hosting everything from live music to beer-and-food matching degustations, guests will be pleasantly surprised with the warm and inviting atmosphere here.
Situated on roughly 4 acres, the Malty Grain is a diamond in the rough, located on the outskirts of Beenleigh, and provides a beautiful setting for relaxing and enjoying a unique style of beer. Fish is usually around to answer any questions that come up, also, and we can have a discussion here about the environmental impacts of beer, sustainability in the industry and how drinking local is better for the world!
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, so once we leave here we will head back to Brisbane roughly a 35 minute drive. We are happy to drop you where you were picked up, or at one of our partner pubs where you can carry on with a few more craft beers.