- 1-hour education & axe-throwing at MANIAX
- Transportation in a private, air-conditioned van
- Guided brewery tour with explanation of the brewing process
- All beer samples at the breweries we visit
- Beer education & history
- Witty & entertaining commentary
Hatchets and Hops Brewery Tour Combo
Discover your inner Viking! Start the day with some lessons in axe-throwing and spend an hour honing your skills before cooling down with a few beers.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Release your inner Viking with day of throwing axes and drinking beers at some of Brisbane's finest venues. We’ll chat with the people that produce this liquid gold and even enjoy some history with your beer education.
The first stop is MANIAX, Australia's first and largest Axe Throwing Company. Here you'll enjoy all the axe-citement of doing something different with an axe-throwing session. With individual coaching and target practice, you’ll then play a tournament against your mates to see who wins bragging rights as the champion axe thrower. This is an experience you won't forget and you won't leave MANIAX without a smile on your dial. They love making memories – it's just a bonus they're a little bit kick-ass!
After your time at MANIAX, you'll stay in the area and visit craft breweries at some of Brisbane’s best inner-city venues, plus enjoy a tour of at least one brewery. The first stop for drinks is Newstead Brewing Co where you’re encouraged to sample all the core range of beers on tap – plus maybe a few seasonal or one-off beers. Your guides will take you through beer ingredients, including some witty, historical commentary, and enlist a brilliant Newstead team member to walk you through the brewery and explain the complete brewing process. Like what you’ve tasted? Grab a couple of six-packs or purchase a growler to fill and refill with your favourite beers.
Throwing axes and sampling beers will have surely worked up your appetite, and luckily lunch is the next stop. The venue rotates between Aether Brewing and Sea Legs Brewing, both of which offer a delicious selection of pizzas and burgers to fill even the hungriest warrior! Lunch comes with a paddle of beers or a pint, depending on how you’re feeling.
With Viking bellies full from feasting, the last stop of the day is Green Beacon Brewing Co, an award-winning Queensland brewery and one of the most recognisable brands in the industry. With seasonal releases throughout the year and a delicious core range to suit any visitor, Green Beacon encompasses the community spirit brought back to Australia after worldly travels.
Where we visit:
- Newstead Brewing Co
- Aether Brewing or Sea Legs Brewing
- Green Beacon Brewing Co
Hatchets and Hops Brewery Tour Combo
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Is there an age limit to do a brewery tour?
You must be 18 years or older. Our venues may ask for ID so make sure you bring some, preferably a driver’s license. If you can’t legally drink, you won’t have much fun anyway.
How much beer do I get on a tour? Can I buy more?
The tours are fully inclusive, meaning we supply all the beer you need. Each venue on the tour includes roughly 4-6 x 120ml beer samples at each venue, which adds up to quite a bit! No one has ever finished the day and said they didn’t get enough to drink.
We absolutely suggest you take advantage of visiting the breweries and buy beer on-site – you never know where you might next get it – but ONLY for takeaway! While you will receive plenty of delicious beer samples during our visits, our craft breweries offer takeaway cans, bottles and/or growlers.
Will I get drunk?
It’s possible you may get tipsy on one of our tours – we’re plying you with delicious, easy-drinking brews, many of which have a higher alcohol content than you may be used to! – but that isn’t the end game.
Our tours focus on education and appreciation, which means taking the time to enjoy each beer sample we provide you. Whilst there is a fair amount of beer involved in the day, we do not allow drinking on the van and we strongly discourage additional purchases at the venues we visit. To put it simply, the day is not a pub crawl or booze bus, but a way to taste and learn about different varieties and flavours in beer.
Please note that we reserve the right to ask you to stop drinking (trust us, we’re looking out for you). We will also take any action we deem reasonable, including removing you from the tour (with no refund and no way home), to ensure the tour remains safe and enjoyable for all guests. Each venue has the right under the Responsible Service of Alcohol laws to stop serving you. You may also be asked to leave the venue.
Please remember, it’s about better beer – not more beer.
What should I wear?
We suggest wearing closed-toe shoes as we will be visiting working breweries which may have that as a requirement – and we would hate for you to miss out on something cool due to footwear (or possibly step in something you’d rather not). If your toes are showing you may be asked to wear a pair of the brewer’s gumboots for safety. Not a sexy look. The choice is yours.
Aside from that, wear something comfortable and that you are happy to pose for photos in.
Where do you pick-up and drop-off?
Pickups for this tour are The Gresham (308 Queen Street, Brisbane), and Prince Consort Hotel (230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley)
We are flexible with our drop-off locations within the city based on guests’ needs and requests.
Can you cater for specific dietary requirements when lunch is included?
No problem. Let us know what they are when you book so we can make the necessary arrangements with our partners. You get to order the day of the tour and our menus have something for everyone.
Can you accommodate wheelchairs/vision impairment/hearing impairments?
Whilst we do not have a wheelchair lift in our van, there is plenty of space if the wheelchair is one that folds up and the guest is able to stand briefly while getting in/out of the van. All of the venues we visit are wheelchair friendly as well, with most situated on one level.
We have had the pleasure of welcoming many guests over the years with varying degrees of vision impairment, so please join us. Just advise when booking if you will be accompanied by a guide dog so we can ensure there is plenty of space.
Our team is signed up to begin to learn AUSLAN for guests with hearing impairments, but we’re not quite there yet. Please feel free to contact us directly and we can work out a way for you to get the best experience during your tour.
Can I drink on the bus?
NO. By law, there can be no drinking on the bus. You really won’t need to anyway. Trust us, there is going to be plenty of beer at each venue.
What if I'm not a beer geek?
That’s great! We love helping introduce “non-beer-drinkers” to the wacky world of microbreweries! From refreshing lagers to biting IPAs and sweet ambers, we are here to educate and help you find a beer that you will appreciate and enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you think you’ve tried them all or if you normally drink shandies – come with us for an unforgettable experience.
- There is to be absolutely NO ALCOHOL consumption prior to axe throwing. If you’ve had as much as a mouthful, you may find yourself relegated to the sidelines
- Closed-toe shoes are a MUST
- Guests must be 18 years or older to participate and must bring a photo ID
- Drinking on any vehicle owned or run by the operator is strictly prohibited
- By booking with us you acknowledge that participation in all our tours involves inherent risks that may not be present in other less demanding tours
- The operator does not condone excessive or binge drinking. We promote responsible drinking of alcohol. Drink better beer, not more beer
- Uncontrollable and disruptive drunken behaviour will not be tolerated. Any person deemed unruly or disruptive can be removed from the tour and will not be entitled to any refund
- At all times the decision of the tour leader or representative will be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the tour
The following cancellation policy applies for guests wanting to cancel or reschedule their tour:
- Between 0 (day of tour) and 7 days before the tour: no refund
- 8 -30 days before the tour: 50% refund of the tour price paid per person
- 30 days or more before the tour: 100% refund of the tour price paid per person less non-refundable processing fee of 5%
- If you are looking to reschedule your tour, there is a $50 fee for every change of date request between 8 and 30 days. Within 7 days it is treated the same as a cancellation.
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