Exploration of the booming craft beer scene in Canberra
Chance to try rare hand-pumped cask ales at Wig & Pen
Selection of top Aussie brewers at Durham Castle Arms
Frosty pint with classic pub grub at the Old Canberra Inn
German-style beers with a twist at the Zierholz Brewery
What's included, what's not
Guided beer tour of Canberra
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know Before You Book
You must be 18 or older.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
Maximum group size is 10 people.
Tour stops may vary.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Treat your taste buds to a day of ice-cold beer and classic pub grub. With a brew-loving guide behind the wheel, set off to uncover the beer culture of Canberra, with stops for tastings at breweries and beerhouses and a hearty lunch at the Old Canberra Inn.
Meet your group of ale aficionados in the suburb of Braddon and board a coach for your first destination of the day—the Wig & Pen Brewery. Here, settle in for a tasting from an excellent selection of 16 taps, from hand-pumped cask ales to funky sours. If around, chat with head brewer Alan Ball to get insight into his methods, and perhaps get a peek at what's quietly aging away in the barrel room.
From here, head to the iconic Durham Castle Arms, known for regular tap takeover and craft beer “fight clubs.” Enjoy a tasting of staples from some of Australia's best craft brewers including Stone & Wood, Fortitude Brewing, Prickly Moses, and Brewcult.
Once you've whetted your appetite, head north to the Old Canberra Inn. Kick back with a frosty pint of pale ale or milk stout while digging into a plate of favorites like burgers and fish and chips. Cap off the day with a stop Zierholz Premium Brewery, where head brewer Christoph has been crafting German-inspired beers with a Canberra twist. Get to know the difference between a dunkel and a dopplebock, a schankier and a schwartzbier, before making the drive back to Braddon.
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