Boats and Brews
- Duration: 6 Hours
Making your own way to Main Beach, you and your mates get 2 hours to explore the scenic Gold Coast! From beaches to million-dollar homes along the canals, the crew from Coasting Around will help you plan the best route to get the most of your time. Round Boat rental is from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
At 12:45pm, the Hop On Brewery Tours van will meet you at the marina to start your beer journey for the day! Whilst you may have indulged in a few bevvies on the water, we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone heavily intoxicated.
After working up an appetite, it's time to line your stomach with some delicious food from Bine Craft Bar or Lost Palms Brewing, where we also start your beer education. Here guests will discover a unique, chilled-out space filled with bright colours and thirst-quenching beers. Comfy couches mean you can sit back and sip your brews in comfort.
Next we may duck into a residential neighbourhood to be surprised and delighted with what Black Hops has on tap; here we will have the chance to check out their brewery and taste their fresh brews. If head brewer Michael "Govs" McGovern is around, he'll take time out to answer questions you may have and tell the stories behind each of the beers on offer. (Please note we are unable to visit Black Hops with groups over 10 guests or for any bucks parties).
Or maybe we'll visit the original and iconic Gold Coast brewery: Burleigh Brewing, where we will walk through the brewery and learn about their history as the longest-operating brewery on the Gold Coast. Taste their core range, plus maybe a "bit on the side" (seasonal release beers) and marvel at the size of their brewery.
Alternatively, maybe we'll decide to finish the day at the so-hot-it's-cool Balter (maybe we'll even spot a surfer or two!), where beach meets beer. Award-winning brewer Scotty Hargreave creates some delicious beers to keep you refreshed, and we'll have a tasting paddle here.
The day will see us visiting at least TWO of the FOUR breweries on the Gold Coast, with lunch and all beer tasters included. Throughout the day we keep you well-fed and full of delicious beer, with plenty of samples accompanied by tasting notes and witty commentary. If they're on site, the brewers are happy to show you the ropes, help you understand the brewing process and answer any questions you may have.
Don't forget to bring a photo ID with you. All your friends may know you're of-age, but it's only the first time we've met, and we'd hate for you to get turned away from any of the breweries by looking too young to appreciate good brews. Strictly no drinking on the vehicle.
Please note that we are visiting working breweries and it’s suggested you wear closed-toe shoes so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Also, since they don’t always run on a set schedule, we will try and catch the brewers in action but that can’t always be guaranteed; keep an open mind on the day because no matter what or who we see, the beers are always epic. Sometimes the itineraries will change at a whim; this may be because of traffic, a last-minute decision from the brewery or any number of things, so we ask for your patience and flexibility.