Join us to visit some amazing breweries that sit outside the main city centres. This brewery tour combines fresh air with fresh brews as we explore history in Ipswich and hidden microbrewery gems in the outer-city, western suburbs of Brisbane.
After your pick up, we visit the funky and unique Aether Brewing, where we introduce you to their range of craft beers plus maybe a few guest brews that may be pouring on the day. Your guides will take you through beer ingredients and tasting, including some witty, historical commentary, and enlist a brilliant team member to walk you through the brewery and explain the complete brewing process.
Leaving here, we begin the 45 minute drive to 4 Hearts Brewing at The Pumpyard. Here we will get out and stretch our legs, then have a tour of the brewery. Located within the walls of an historic building and with glistening metallic tanks you can reach out and touch, Wade Curtis (the owner) has trademarked the “stainless steel selfie”, so grab a picture to share with your friends!
We will enjoy a delicious lunch here after a refreshing tasting paddle of 4 Hearts’ wide range of beers, with top-quality produce to match the fine brews on tap. If the weather’s nice we can grab a seat outside or sit in a private eating area within the historic walls.
A short drive back toward Brisbane sees us visiting White Lies Brewing Co in Sumner Park. One of the smaller breweries we visit today, we will have the chance to chat with owner/head brewer Lee “Smiley” McAlister and taste what he has on tap.
Brisbane’s newest addition, Ballistic Beer Co, is located in Salisbury, just outside the city. They have converted a WWII-era warehouse into a beautiful brewery, producing four core-range beers for us to taste. The industrial vibe and delicious beers will make our final stop a highlight of the day.