This tour is around 5 hours leaving at 11am from Tweed Heads Tuesdays and Fridays
You get to discover the local craft beers while discovering the sights of the Tweed Valley! The views you will get to see of Mount Warning are majestic, and you will understand why it is called Wollumbin, or Cloud Catcher.
The first stop is Stone and Wood Brewery for a tasting paddle of Australia’s number one craft brewery. The first Stone and Wood was built at Byron Bay 10 years ago, but soon after it outgrew its premises. So, Murwillumbah brewery was built, it is 10 times the size of Byron Brewery and produces 13 million litres of beer each year.
The popular beers include the Pacific Ale which is cloudy and golden with a big fruity aroma and a refreshing finish. The Cloud Catcher is another favourite with its full-flavoured Australian pale ale, brewed with pale and crystal malts and hopped with Galaxy, Ella and Enigma for tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavours, firm bitterness and a crisp finish. Others are drawn to the Green Coast Larger which has a light golden colour with a natural yeast cloud, and a flavour that strikes a balance between its subtle spicy hop aroma and soft malt profile, with a crisp and clean finish. Their Stone Beer with aromas and flavours of roast barley, hints of coffee and dark chocolate, finishes with a firm bitterness.
Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at the Haven Tap House Bar whilst enjoying one of their craft beer samples before making your way to the newly opened Cudgen, Red Earth Brewery. Their signature Rising Sun Pale Ale is a golden-bodied beer with subtle notes of citrus fruit. The IPA, Pilsner and mid-strength Lager will make this microbrewery a continuing trendy and essential pitstop in summer.
The next stop is the Pickled Pig Brewery at South Tweed for a tasting paddle of their range of organic, preservative-free beers, ginger beers, and ciders. Moonlight Mid, Chillin Pig Pilsner, Jinja Beer and their gluten free Stoned Pear Cider are a few of the delicious beers derived from their own refiltration system.
What a beer lover’s dream day!