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“XXXX Brewery Tour is *****” 5 of 5 stars
Review of XXXX Brewery Tour

XXXX Brewery Tour
Cnr Black and Paten Street, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland 4064, Australia
+61 7 3361 7597
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XXXX Brewery Tour
Ranked #19 of 163 Activities in Brisbane
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Experience the inner workings of this heritage brewery, explore the story of beer, and gain an insight into the 135 year history of an Australian icon. Get close to the action as you walk through the heart of the brewery, and finish with a tasting session in the unique Ale House bar. Lasting approximately 90 minutes the XXXX Brewery Tour is an entertaining and educational experience which tells the colourful XXXX story.
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“XXXX Brewery Tour is *****”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Me, my wife, and close friends (with teenage daughter) did the barbeque tour (the two late tours on Wednesdays and Fridays have an Australian barbeque) on August 28. Although our friends were a bit late getting there, the staff got them caught up with the rest of us in no time. The tour was extremely well organized and the tour guide (Jess) was well-trained in the facts of the brewing operations as well as being highly personable. I've been on many brewery tours over the years, and this was the first that had a cost, but it was well worth it. I enjoyed the BBQ, although my companions rated this less so mainly because it was different from what they expected (there is a difference between sausages and burgers in Aussie BBQs compared to what you would get in your usual US experience--no hot dogs, but a meaty beef sausage, a low fat burger and BBQ chicken wings with salads, rolls, and a baked potato) . There beer tasting at the end is major highlight in a pub with free video music selections to boot. Try the special dry beer that is only available there--it is much more like a standard German lager/pilsner than most Aussie beers--nice crisp taste! The staff in the pub was extremely friendly and everyone got the chance to be trained in the best beer pouring protocol. We were lucky to meet the manager who trains and oversees the pub and tour staff--he was a friendly brewing expert with a knack for great jokes too! He re-opened the gift shop for us and gave us a taste of the special pale ale that uses hops from the Pacific Northwest. Also, beer in Queensland is much more expensive than in the US (primarily because of taxes); the four beers (about 10 ounces each) at the end of the tour would cost you the tour price if you bought them in a Brisbane bar.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“A great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Took my old brother in law from NSW to the factory and wow, what a blast. Never seen so many stubbies at one time! Would have been good to see the kegs being filled as weel but maybe next time.
The tasting at the bar at the end of the tour is a nice touch. Perfect beer, but I guess if a brewery can't get it right, no one will

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Fulshear, Texas
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“BBQ at XXXX Brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets in Brisbane. An evening tour with small groups and personal guide. Very interesting chemistry lessons and process engineering that goes into our favourite brew.

Visited August 2013

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“Great lunch out option”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide and great sense of humor along the way. The food at the restaurant was excellent and overall great value for money.

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“Expected a little more”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Took the tour on a Friday before a Broncos home game and expected to see beer being brewed, kegs being filled and bottles whizzing around being labeled and packaged before being shown how to pour my own beer from the tap in the ale house... I thought I was going to see an active brewery. I didn't see any of that and didn't even get to pour the beer??? During the several inquiries I made leading up to the tour, not one person mentioned that the brewery itself would be shutdown for 'scheduled maintenance'. Even worse was when I sent this feedback to the brewery I got nothing more than "yep... so?"
I expected a little better from the brewery from my home town.

Visited August 2013
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Tracy K, Director of Sales at XXXX Brewery Tour, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Wendy
We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. The XXXX Brewery is like most other businesses and does not operate mechanically every day, the guys in bottling need a weekend too! I do believe our front reception staff have offered you a free tour, I do not believe they said yep so? Our website and brochure clearly states that the packaging lines do not operate from Friday afternoon until Sunday. I am also saddened that you did not get to pour your own beer. I would love for you to come back 'our shout' when you are in town next.
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