Tamborine Mountain Brewery Tour from the Gold Coast
Visit local craft beer breweries and sample brews from Tamborine, starting with Black Hops on the Gold Coast before visiting Fortitude Brewing Co and the Bearded Dragon Hotel. This is a small group experience featuring unique flavours and a fun day out sampling new beers and supporting the local community.
Start the day by visiting the newest Gold Coast brewery to open their doors. The crew at Black Hops Brewing have built an intimate venue with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their core range (and special cellar-door releases) of delicious beers. Speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.
Our guide here, Michael "Govs" McGovern shares the Black Hops story as he talks about the beers you're tasting and explaining the brewing process. We may even be lucky enough to catch them while they're brewing and really see them in action!
From Black Hops we settle in for a leisurely drive (about 50 minutes) up Mount Tamborine. Take in the scenery, chat with your fellow beer lovers and share stories during the trip, or maybe play some trivia and win prizes!
Upon arrival at Fortitude Brewing see the working brewery and all the equipment involved in producing some delicious beer. Everyone will receive tasting paddle of the core beers to accompany your pre-ordered pizza.
Once your belly has a bit of lining in it, we’ll give you some free time to explore the Gallery Walk on your own (30-45 minutes depending on time), where you can pick up souvenirs, taste fudge or even mix up the day by sampling some local wines (at your own cost).
Be aware that the road down is a bit windy, so if you suffer from motion or car sickness, please ensure you have something to combat it or sit near the front of the van.
At the bottom of the hill, pull into the Bearded Dragon Hotel, featuring brews by Beard & Brau, where you have the chance to sample their core range of beers – plus maybe a few seasonals if you’re lucky. Though the beer isn’t brewed on site, you will hear about the brewing process and ingredients in beer so you'll know what you’re drinking.
If there's extra time, you can pick up a bag of alpaca food and feed the farm's alpacas - watch out, they spit! - and try for the elusive "alpaca selfie", otherwise you'll finish your chat and bring the tour to a close.