Beer & WineDrink

International Beer Day: RedBalloon’s Top Experiences Around Australia

A beer or two with mates is all you need to chill out after a hard day’s work.

International Beer Day has arrived and here at Hunter and Bligh have teamed up with RedBalloon to bring you the best experiences around Australia. Whether it’s a brew-your-own class, a beer tasting on a cruise or a complete degustation in one afternoon, you’re sure to find something good at RedBalloon in your state.


Brew Your Own Beer

Want to be a brew master? This unique experience sees you become a brewer for a day inside a micro-brewery. With over 200 recipes to try and a variety of flavours to taste, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade to brew your own beer, ready to bottle up and take home when you return two to four weeks later.

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Beer and Cheese Tasting

Take a look into Sydney’s 100% solar-powered brewery and taste some of the most ethically produced beer. You will be able to choose a customised beer paddle of your exact beer preferences paired with a wide selection of Australian cheeses, crackers, lavosh bread and fruit compote. The brew crew will make sure to explain all the details along the way and can answer any questions you may have. Beer and cheese, a match made in heaven for sure.

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Cascade Brewery Tour

Go behind the scenes at Australia’s oldest brewery to find out what goes into making the country’s oldest beer. You’ll learn the history of beer and what makes Cascade so special at this iconic brewery before whetting your appetite with tastings – you’ll even have the chance to pour your own beer behind the unique copper tap bar.

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James Boag’s Brewery Tour

Grab a mate and uncover the fascinating history of James Boag. You’ll learn about the history of brewing and the step by step process of creating the perfect brew before tasting some beers and learning how to pair with cheese. It’s the perfect pairing!

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Melbourne Urban Beer Tour

Enter the world of the Melbourne beer scene while you cruise around the city’s most awarded and innovative urban breweries. Visit five breweries and craft beer venues around Melbourne with VIP floor access, gourmet lunch, generous tasting sessions and enthusiastic tour guides. You will explore the world of uniquely flavoured beer, ales, lagers and experimental single batch brews. Celebrate International Beer Day the right way, and book now!

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Become a Master Brewer

Who wouldn’t want three action packed hours dedicated to beer? Be actively involved in the production of your own tasty beer at a trendy Melbournian micro-brewery. Choose from over 30 recipes and learn the art of brewing from the experts. The best part of it all is that you will go home at the end of the day with 25L of your very own beer creation!

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4WD Craft Beer Discovery Tour

Get a taste of beer off the beaten track with this unique brewery tour experience. You’ll be spoilt with choice exploring a range of boutique breweries, transported in the comfort of a 4WD Land Cruiser, taking in the stunning views of the McLaren Valley and tucking into a delicious two-course lunch at an exclusive outdoor location.

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Brewery Tour with Food and Beer Tasting

Excite your senses with a walk-through tour of a brewhouse and bottling hall where you can see what goes into making a tasty beer. The historical West End Brewery is an Adelaide landmark with a rich history, and a broad portfolio of beers and ciders that are popular Australia wide. End the day in the tower bar with a beer tasting session with food pairings.

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Brew Your Own Beer at a Micro-Brewery

Ever wanted to know how beer is made? Learn to brew your own beer at a real micro-brewery in Rockingham. You will actively be involved in the brewing process, collecting ingredients, adding hops and mixing yeast, with master brewers there to help you along your journey. Finish the experience by taking home 50 Litres of your own premium liquid gold creation.

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Fremantle Craft Beer Tour

Calling all craft beer lovers. Enjoy an action-packed day filled with cruising, lunching and walking beer tours! Visit three major Fremantle hot spots for a taste of some of Perth’s best beers. The guided tours will provide you with an opportunity to ask plenty of questions to the experts. What more could you want but a cruise and some beer tastings?

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XXXX Brewery Tour

This experience starts with walking through the heart of XXXX Brewery’s heritage listed site with 136 years of history. Learn about the colourful history of the XXXX brand, the brewing process, see historical artefacts and taste some of the brewery’s finest beers. End the tour with a merchandise voucher, to enjoy a quality beverage in one of Brisbane’s greatest attractions. Book now and discover the legend and history of XXXX Brewery!

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Brew 50 Litres of Your Own Beer

Get the inside knowledge into brewing beer with this experience that spans two days. You’ll learn the ropes of using state-of-the-art brewing equipment to make your own delicious beer on the initial brewing day, and then return a couple of weeks later to bottle your beer. With approximately 140 bottles to bottle your brew, there’ll be plenty to share with close friends and family.

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