The Carlton Brewhouse experience can be enjoyed at Australia’s two largest breweries: Abbotsford in Melbourne, Victoria; and Yatala, located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland. Enjoy brewery tours, great hospitality and a fun and informative encounter with Australia’s finest beers.
CARLTON BREWHOUSE Abbotsford
Located just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the Carlton BrewHouse Abbotsford sits alongside the historic Abbotsford Brewery, the home of Carlton Draught. This iconic Melbourne brewery produces brews more than 20 great beers and packs around 420 million litres of beer each year – that’s 1.1 billion stubbies or 280 Olympic swimming pools! Abbotsford’s purpose built visitor facility showcase more than 100 years of brewing history and prowess through engaging tours and displays. See the brewing process first hand before returning to the Brewhouse to enjoy tastings, lunch and browse in the Beer Gear shop.
CARLTON BREWHOUSE Yatala
Carlton has been brewing at Yatala since 1993, with the Carlton Brewhouse open to the public since 1996. Guided tours take in the full brewing process and you’ll see first hand the new state of the art brewing and packaging technology in action: from raw ingredients to brewing, bottling and then view our 5.5 acre warehouse which can hold up to 20,000 pallets of your favourite beer. Tour guides can enhance your brewing knowledge as you sample the beers on the Enthusiasts Tour or enjoy a light lunch at the end of the tour in the new Brewhouse Beer Garden and browse in the merchandise shop.
Specialist programs can be tailored for groups at both Brewhouses, including technical trade tours, mini corporate tours & student tours.
Cascade Brewery Visitors’ Centre
Cascade Brewery Co. is Australia’s oldest brewery and one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. The Brewery is minutes from the centre of Hobart, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mt Wellington and surrounded by three acres of heritage gardens.
Established in 1824 by Peter Degraves, the Cascade Brewery Co has nearly 200 years of stories behind its doors and the Visitors’ Centre guides know just about every one of them. The Cascade Brewery Visitor Centre offers a 90 minute Brewery tour or a Heritage tour, alternatively you can enjoy lunch and a glass of Tasmania’s finest beer in Australia’s largest beer garden!
In 1832 Brewery founder Peter Degraves promised to make only “genuine beer….. beer that cannot be excelled in this colony” and visitors can taste the results of his far reaching vision while soaking up views of the brewery and the mountain from the Visitors Centre Bar.
MATILDA BAY BREWERY BAR
Opened to the public in 2012, the Matilda Bay Brewery Bar, tucked away in industrial Port Melbourne, Victoria is a haven for craft beer lovers. The brewery bar sees visitors in the heart of the action, sitting only metres from the towering tanks and busy brewers, providing a truly immersive brewery experience.
Along with Matilda Bay favourites like Fat Yak and Redback, visitors can sample a range of experimental brews straight from the source. The outstanding array of beer and cider on offer is complemented by a great lunch and dinner menu, crafted by our chefs to match the brews. Brewery tours are also available.