We’ve got tours to suit all tastes from breweries and distilleries across Northern and Southern Tasmania.
The Brew Hop is dedicated to showcasing the talents of independent Tasmanian craft breweries and distilleries to locals, visitors and private groups.
Our guided tours provide an opportunity for people to learn about Tasmanian beer and spirits and their rich history.
At each stop on one of our tours you’ll be presented with a curated selection of beverages from a local brewery or distillery and run through a comprehensive tasting with each one. You’ll also get the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a working brewery and distillery, with insights into how Tasmanian beer, gin and whisky got to be so tasty!
The Brew Hop was created to help spread the word about quality Tasmanian craft beer, spirits and cider. Tasmania has long been famous for its wineries and in recent years for its whiskey and gin distilleries, but we’re doing what we can to help visitors and locals alike experience and appreciate some of Tasmania’s finest brews, as well.
Your guide, Harrison Westlake is a Certified Cicerone® and a hospitality professional. Harrison has been learning about and tasting spirits for more than 15 years, whilst working in bars all over the world, but he found his true love of beer when sampling Real Ale when living in London.
Distilling spirits in Tasmania was illegal until 1992, when Bill Lark lobbied Parliament and had the law repealed. Since then, Tasmanian spirits have taken the world by storm, winning prestigious awards in gin and whisky categories.Tasmanian brewing is quickly catching up to the mainland. The home of two of Australia’s iconic brands, Cascade and Boag’s, the craft scene is rapidly expanding, with breweries opening up all over Hobart and along the North Coast. Tasmania is home to one of the largest hop fields in Australia, Bushy Park, about an hour North of Hobart, meaning that fresh hop beers in Tasmania are literally as fresh as it gets.
The Brew Hop Lager Limo is looking grand and ready to take you and your friends on a tour in some of the finest breweries, distilleries and cider mills in Tasmania.
DERWENT VALLEY & NORTH HOBART TOUR
Take a tour with us through the Northern suburbs of Hobart and beyond into the Derwent Valley, home of the Tasmanian hop growing industry. You’ll get to see a farmhouse brewery, taste rum distilled on the grounds of an old mental hospital and take a step back in time at a brew set looks like it came straight out of the Cold War.
HOURS Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 4.30pm
HUON VALLEY BREWERY & DISTILLERY TOUR
Join us for a trip to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and into the lovely Huon Valley, home of the Tasmanian apple industry. We’ll be stopping off at a whisky and gin distillery, cheesemaker come distillery and two different cider mills, each with their own take on cider production.
HOURS Wednesday – Sunday: 11.30am – 5pm
HOBART BREWERY WALKING TOUR Join us on a walking tour, exploring some of Hobart’s finest and creative brews! You will visit three different breweries to sample their latest offerings which will vary from traditional styles like IPA’s to seasonal small batch beers finished with fruit from local Tassie growers.
HOURS Friday – Saturday: 1pm – 4pm
TASMANIAN NORTHWEST BREWERY & DISTILLERY TOUR
Come on a tour with us and see the best in the North West. We’ll take you on a tour to see some of the best gin, beer and cider produced in Tasmania, seeing behind the scenes and learning more about where these fantastic products come from.
HOURS Thursday – Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
LAUNCESTON & TAMAR VALLEY BREWERY & DISTILLERY TOUR
Take a trip with us through the picturesque Tamar Valley and we’ll take you to see some of our hand selected distilleries, breweries and cider makers. You’ll get a chance to go behind the scenes to learn about the making and careful ageing of whisky and how whisky barrels are made. We’ll also show you around a brewhouse and a lovely organic cidery.
HOURS Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Looking for something a little more private? We can offer your group a fully customisable tour in the area of your choice. Suitable for groups of 6-11 people, The Brew Hop private tours are a great way to explore the distilleries and breweries in Tasmania that you want to see.
We can accomodate birthday groups, a corporate day out, hens and bucks parties or other special events. Simply get in touch through the contact form with your ideas or let us tailor something for you.
If you’re just looking for a driver for the day, we can help there, too! Bookings are a minimum of 2 hours and we can pick you up, take you wherever you want to go and drop you back again. Email us for pricing and availability.
THE BREW HOP GIFT CARD Gift cards are a great way to gift one of our Tassie tours! Pick a value to match either our walking or bus tours and the recipient can use the voucher number at our checkout when they select a tour and date that suits them.