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J. Boag & Son

39 William Street | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6332 6300
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Ranked #9 of 27 Activities in Launceston
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Type: Breweries
Activities: Beertasting
Traveler Description: Boag's Brewery has been brewing beer in Launceston since 1881.  Who is James Boag?  Find out on the regular tours of the brewery conducted daily... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The whole tour took around an hour+. We get to know how the beer are being brew. The tour ended with tasting of beer and cheese. An interesting tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really interesting tour, price is $30pp but includes three beers and cheese at the end. You try some beers that aren't available on the mainland. The guide Phil was really knowledgable and nice, a must do in Launceston.

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Albury
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this tour, and so did my 9yo daughter, was very informative. The tastings at the end was a real treat, not that I could have that much as I was driving, the kids get a soft drink and get to taste the cheeses as well..all the staff were very friendly, especially the girls downstairs, who made an... More

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Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

On arrival for the brewery tour you are invited to wait on the second floor where there is a small museum showing the history of the brewery. The tour takes you through the factory showing the full brew process from making the wort to the packaging the bottles. To finish off there was some beer and cheese tasting which nicely... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We didn't have time to have a tour, but if you're in the same boat at least pop over to the brewery and have a beer in their front bar. the building is historic and the staff were extremely friendly. Great nibbles and If you're a tourist try one of the beers on tap that you can only get in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Phil was a great tour guide. Informative and interesting. A bit of walking and stairs to climb, but that really puts you in the mood for some beer sampling (with cheese & biscuits) at the end of the tour. Would highly recommend.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great price for around $30 pp includes tour of the brewery and history price includes beer tasting with cheese very informative and takes about 2 hours including tasting, location is walking distance of main street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great insight into the brewing of beer and the history of boags itself and Launceston great value for money. Our tour guide phill was very passionate and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

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Cairns, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I was travelling Tasmania with my non beer drinking wife so could only see one brewery so I researched and chose this one. I have always been interested in these large scale manufacturing processes and this did not disappoint. Highly informative tour though I was a bit put off towards the end when the guide had a dig at Tony... More

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Canberra, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Do the brewery tour which includes beer tasting at the end. It's all good fun and informative. Take your time to wander through the museum for some of the Boag's history. Staff are great and very happy to answer questions. Discovering what type of cheese matches different beers is quite eye opening and all the cheese (like the beer) is... More

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