This awesome walking tour explores Melbourne's pub and beer history. Starting with the first license and the oldest bar right through to lane way bars and liberal liquor licensing. The tour is punctuated by four stops where guests are able to try locally made craft beer.
This fun and informal tour traces the history of beer consumption in the Victorian capital! The city’s fascination with beer and pub culture can be traced right back to the settlement of Melbourne. One of the founding fathers was a publican, our first mayor was a brewer and the first council meeting happened in a pub.
The tour will examine the early rogue settlers, the sly grog trade of gold rush era as well as the temperance movement and conservative war time drinking habits. The tour also explores Melbourne more recent liberal liquor licensing laws, the birth of the city’s laneway bars as well as the explosion of small batch, craft or microbreweries. You will stop at 4 venues to assist in your education. At each, you will try a delicious beer with a focus on Melbourne and Victorian microbreweries. The tour concludes with a delicious burger dinner.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
This tour runs with a maximum of 12 people.
In the event of inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider.
Neat casual dress is recommended.
This tour is located in the Melbourne, CBD.