Any serious traveler should be able to immerse themselves in the community they are visiting. While Sydney is known for its Opera House, adrenaline pumping activities, wildlife, and awesome food, it is the beer breweries that are really worth a visit.
Sydney has some of the best craft beers in the world, and being able to visit them should be part of your itinerary. You would be happy to know, then, that even Sydney wants you to go on a craft brewery trip because some of the pubs have even crafted actual tours based around the breweries.
So while you are making final preparations for your flight or your Sydney accommodation like The Star, here is a list of craft brewery bars and tours you can try on your Australia trip. You know, if you are going to attempt, you better be ready to feel the buzz!
Dave’s Brewery Tours
This is one of the tours mentioned above. If you are more than just interested in the taste of craft beers, then you must join Dave’s Brewery Tours. You will be with other people who would like to learn the hard work that comes with crafting the local beer. Guides will tell you stories about the brewery industry in Australia, the art and science the is involved in making them, and the people who are passionate about producing well-crafted beer. The best part? You will get to taste some of the most amazing beers you have ever had.
Lord Nelson Brewery
Visit the oldest pub brewery in Australia — the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel has existed since 1841, located in the historic Rocks precinct. They are famous for award-winning 100% natural ales. Their brews consist of only malt, yeast, hops, and water. The Lord promises that there is no preservatives or sugar added to their brews, making each pint 100% natural beer. There is a certain flow to their brewing process – it starts in the mash tun in the cellar. Then it gets fermented in the brewery located at the rear of the bar. It goes back down the cellar to reach maturity and then conditioned in the Bright Beer room.
Sydney Pub Tours
Sydney Pub Tours is a different kind of craft brewery trip. It lets you in more on the history and local folklore of craft brewery. Here, tour guides will entertain you with stories about the culture of brewing crafted beer and how the local breweries have influences Australian history. You will not just enjoy a good pint of beer, but amazing food as well. You will be able to try award-winning gourmet pizza with toppings that include emu, kangaroo, and crocodile. The tour happens mostly in The Rocks, and for each pub you will go to, expect discount vouchers and other souvenirs. Do not worry about there being too many people in the tour because the Sydney Pub Tours will make sure that the group remains small and intimate.
The Keg & Brew
If it is options you want, The Keg & Brew Hotel offers the largest and most extensive menu of craft beers. There are over 30 taps of beer, which includes not just beer, but also ciders, bourbons, and golden oldies. Their food offering is to be lauded as well since they offer South American pub food like Southern-spiced fried chicken burger with avocado salsa.
Are you ready for awesome craft beers? Then try these tours and pubs so you can experience a unique taste of beer only found in Australia.