Australia > Melbourne
gnoff (416) Mölndal, Sweden | August 26, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Visited on July 29, 2013.
Did the tour with a friend of mine. We booked and payed the tour at the visitors center at Federation Square, think it was $25 per person.
Got to the place by tram and then walked it.
Nice tour, includes a tasting paddle in the end.
Our tour guide obviously loved her job.
We all got a sample of Carlton Black right after the tour, so she made sure all of us that wanted got to try it. Then we could grab a paddle and select 4 different ones that we wanted to try of the 10 taps (including Carlton Black) that was available. In the end there were some samples left over and we were welcome to finish these as well if we wanted to.
The beers I remember were available: Carlton Black, Carlton Dry, Victoria Bitter, Crown Lager, Fosters Lager, Bulmers Pear Cider, Carlton Mid.
Fairly big gift shop in the same building as the tasting bar is at.
No photos allowed during the tour, and no alcohol allowed to be had before the tour either.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 28, 2005
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
The tour itself is interesting enough, and they’re reasonably frank about their methods. It’s pretty expensive though, and there’s no chance to try unfiltered or unpasteurised beer or any of that good stuff. You don’t get much for your $$$ but the bottling plant is impressive, as is the size of the lagering vessels. The bar at the end of the tour wouldn’t be such a bad place to drink but you are only allowed your quota from the tour and aren’t allowed to pay for any more.
MrDick (9) San Francisco, California | May 12, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
If want to see how a major brewery makes their craft, this is a good tour to check out. The 30m fermentation tanks are pretty impressive. The tour was about 1.5 hours and the guide was very knowledgable. Sometimes the master brewer is available for questions. After the tour, they pour 4 drinks from the selection of Carlton brews. The funniest part of the tour is the introductory film in which two japanese are drinking Fosters and one comments that it tastes like "angels crying on your tongue."
You have to make a reservation for the tour. The tour is $15.00 and there is a $2.00 off voucher in the me!bourne events guide located at the tourist info centers.
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