Seriously we are not going to lie here, we love beer and for us, a tour at the Carlton Brewhouse with free sample tasting’s is pretty exciting. We reckon there is nothing better than kicking back sucking on a stubby. What a way to relax!
CARLTON BREWERY TOUR REVIEW
We found the Carlton Brewery Tour Melbourne to be affordable ($30 per adult) that includes 7 free samples and you go into the barrel to win some giveaways. We found the tour quite informative; whilst you don’t see much of the production line itself, you do get an insight into how beer is produced. You get to watch a few videos and you get to smell various barley and hops. Some are stinkers! Nearing the end of the tour, you do get to see the Bottling and Packaging line, whilst you’re in this factory, you will get to take in that musky beer aroma! Much like a pub that’s been serving beers all night, pretty foul!
Once all the walking is done and you’re back at the brewhouse, the best part of the tour is next. The TASTINGS!!! You start first with the unpasteurized Carlton Draught, and then you grab your paddle and pick your own 6 to taste. There are around 10 Carlton Brewery beers that you get to pick from. Our favorites were the Carlton Dry and McCracken. Whilst you’re having your samples, you can order lunch or even have a few more extra ales on top of your samples.
While you’re waiting for a tour to start or even after the tour, browse the Carlton United Brewery Merchandise. There is plenty of items you can get your hands on to take home. Our tip is that if you want to take beer home, they do some fantastic deals on bulk buys. We have taken home 10 slabs home direct from the brewhouse and its the best price you will get anywhere!
Our overall thoughts are that some people might find the tour a bit boring but we loved it! The beers are good, it’s also a great day out learning about the Abbotsford Brewery History and the sheer size of this processing plant. Whether you’re a local to Melbourne or if you’re travelling add the Carlton United Brewery Tour to your list of things to do in Melbourne. To book your tickets, CLICK HERE for a great deal from Scoopon!
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On our visit to the Carlton Brewhouse, we also made this hilarious video, check it out for a laugh!
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