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Speights Brewery

Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 38 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Tours
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Murrieta, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The tour was so much fun! Graeme, our guide was so great! Truly one of a kind to tour with! He has an extensive knowledge about all things Speight's related and has such an awesome personality. He took the time to get to know each guest and made us feel comfortable the whole time. Our group asked so many questions,... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have just been, went for my birthday. Interesting tour, super keen staff, ended with taster beers, helped our selves then went to their ale house for more and nibbles. Both worth while!

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Agoura Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My daughter and I went on the Speight's tour when I visited her in Dunedin and it was great! The tour guide spent his career at the brewery so he knew the history and every step in the brewing process inside and out. He also made the tour very personal - down to making jokes about America's beer of choice... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I rate this tour very highly. The reason for this is the brewery has excellent displays but mainly because the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and that is a very hard combination to beat. Oh and did I mention the beer tasting at the end. If you can only do one tour in this area this would be... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Despite my dreadful pun, this tour is really worth it. The history, tasting and handling the raw ingredients, the old verses the new brewery was really interesting. All topped of with 30 minutes pulling your own beer on the taps. Tasting 7 different ales as often as you can. You will have an "ale" of a time.

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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was an interesting tour detailing the history of Speights Brewery. Our guide was related to one of the founders so we had a very in depth history relative to his family. The video equipment did not work and we really did not see any of the actual production as you do at some other brewery's. I would rate it... More

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Victoria, Canada
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87 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A packed one and a half hour tour full of facts on not only the beer but the building, the surrounding area and New Zealand. After exploring most of the brewery (some areas closed for rebuilding and expansion) you eagerly make your way to the tasting lounge were your tour guide allows you to pour your own brew (only in... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Awesome tour of this old brewery. Had a great guide, very informative. The beer tasting at the end topped it off. Not too long so make sure you do it. Recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As a beer lover and homebrewer, it was on my to-do list to visit. Was not disappointed. The history in brewing in NZ was fascinating. The free-flow towards the end really made my day

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Mackay, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I’m not going to lie, I think most people only come on the tour for the alcohol at the end. Thankfully the guide knows it, and therefore was happy enough to only give us the barest bones of the journey (not in depth in each room, just the normal talk). He was an older gentleman who had obviously been doing... More

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