Beer Lovers Guide to Melbourne


The city’s fascination with beer and pub culture can be traced right back to the settlement of Melbourne. One of the founding fathers was a publican, our first mayor a brewer and the first council meeting happened in a pub.


This fun and informal tour traces the history of beer consumption in Melbourne. We examine the early rogue settlers, the sly grog trade of gold rush era as well as the temperance movement and conservative wartime drinking habits.


The tour also explores Melbourne more recent liberal liquor licensing laws, the birth of the city’s laneway bars as well as the explosion of small-batch, craft or microbreweries. We stop at 4 venues to assist in our education. At each, we will try a delicious beer with a focus on Melbourne and Victorian microbreweries. The tour concludes with a burger supper.


From October 2019 our Beer Lovers tours are available by appointment only.

Please contact us with your request.




As a guide for groups of 4-12 The tour costs $109 per person and includes beer tastings at 4 venues and a burger supper (meat/veg). Book online using our secure booking system here.

We can discuss venues and number of stops to suit your needs.


Allow 3.5 hours for 4 stops

Testimonials & Reviews

"Consider it a uni degree, condensed into one night, and money far better spent"    - Time Out Melbourne

"A rollicking history of Melbourne through the lens of a beer glass."   - Milkbar Mag

"A three hour jaunt around the CBD that should prove of equal interest to tourists, locals keen to learn more about the streets they've walked 1,000 times and beer lovers of any ilk"   - James Smith aka The Crafty Pint

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