Taste Cairns' Finest Craft Beers & More

Cairns Brewery Tours

Beers, breweries, local distilleries and iconic pubs in Far North Queensland.

Welcome to an enjoyable, fun and educational afternoon showcasing you the best of Cairns’ local micro-breweries, producing award winning craft beers as well as a visit to a local gin distillery, Wolf Lane.

Experience the local craft breweries, taste the beers, hear the stories of the brewers’ and make new friends in the process.

Enjoy North Queensland’s first and original Cairns Brewery Tour. Spend an afternoon discovering Cairns’ breweries and iconic pubs with us… and taste a few amazing beers, and other beverages, while you are at it. Our meeting point is at The Pier Bar, one of Cairns’ iconic local meeting spots, overlooking the Cairns harbour.

After an initial meet & greet with your guide and fellow beer lovers enjoy a tasty Pier Bar lunch and selected tap beer. We then head off to three of Cairns’ Micro Breweries to taste some of the unique locally produced beers this region has to offer, with an additional stop at Wolf Lane for a sample of their amazing products. 

Experience our unique tasting tour in between visiting the other highlights of North Queensland – the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Cairns Brewery Tours

Cairns Brewery Tours

$ 150
  • Price per person
  • Starts at 12:30 - Ends approx. 18:00
  • Currently all tours run on request
  • Groups, private tours and special events available
  • Tours run subject to min. 2 persons

Inclusions:

  • Visit to one iconic Cairns venue (pub or bar), Wolf Lane Distillery and three breweries
  • Pub lunch at The Pier Bar
  • Brewery tour at one of the breweries
  • 12 unique tasters
  • Transport
  • Dedicated, knowledgeable local guideCairns Brewery ToursSometimes unexpected things happen, the beers aren’t cold enough or one of the brewers happens to have a day off, so the above itinerary is subject to change. Should this be the case all effort will be made to suggest a suitable alternative.

BREWERY TOUR DATES

Due to the current situation with COVID19 and associated restrictions at our venues all our brewery tours are running on request. We will happily guarantee run a tour with a minimum of 2 persons. Groups and special events welcome.

Barrier Reef Brewing

Barrier Reef Brewing – another brewery, another unique story! Barrier Reef Brewing started, again, for the love of beer. The founder, Cameron, was previously a vet and conservationist. After leaving Cairns to live in Scotland with his wife he acquired a taste for ales and began messing around with his own brews. Fast forward a few years and Cameron is back in Cairns and has established his own micro brewery – Barrier Reef Brewing. Barrier Reef Brewing offers a selection of four beers. Their products are made from all natural products, with nothing artificial in the beers. The love for animals still exists and the brewery supports local animal charities such as the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. It’s great know that while you drink their beers you are supporting the conservation of sea turtles.

The Pier Bar

If you ask any Cairns local for a recommendation to an iconic venue in the city The Pier Bar will be amongst the suggestions. The Pier Bar is a very popular meeting place for drinks and food and has been operating for many years. The awesome location overlooking the water makes it a perfect venue to start our Cairns Brewery Tour. This locally owned and operated business is a favourite amongst locals. After meeting your dedicated beer and brewery guide and a short briefing enjoy lunch and a classic golden beverage (or wine). We will start with a select classic Aussie beer and listen to some fun stories about The Pier Bar and Cairns. 

Cairns Brewery Tours
Cairns Brewery Tours

Macalister’s Brewery

Our first stop is Macalister’s brewery located about 20 minutes out of town. Here it’s all about the story – teacher becomes beer brewer. This micro brewery, established in 2017 has a story similar to Breaking Bad… with the exception of the illegal part.

Meet Rob – chemistry teacher turns brewer, simply because of the love for beer. While you enjoy some of Macalister’s best brews we will let the founder and brewer Rob tell you his story as well as talk about his preservative free, unpasteurised, fresh Craft beers. Enjoy the tasting paddle and the views at Macalister’s.

Barrier Reef Brewing

Barrier Reef Brewing – another brewery, another unique story! Barrier Reef Brewing started, again, for the love of beer. The founder, Cameron, was previously a vet and conservationist. After leaving Cairns to live in Scotland with his wife he acquired a taste for ales and began messing around with his own brews. Fast forward a few years and Cameron is back in Cairns and has established his own micro brewery – Barrier Reef Brewing. Barrier Reef Brewing offers a selection of four beers. Their products are made from all natural products, with nothing artificial in the beers. The love for animals still exists and the brewery supports local animal charities such as the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. It’s great know that while you drink their beers you are supporting the conservation of sea turtles.

Cairns Brewery Tours
Cairns Brewery Tours

Wolf Lane Distillery

It’s a beer intermission in our afternoon with a visit at the award-winning Wolf Lane Distillery, located in the centre of Cairns.

This craft distillery was founded in 2019 and is located in a historical building dating back to the early 1900’s. Wolf Lane Distillery was set up by three mates and produces a range of gins and coffee liqueur. All of Wolf Lane’s products are produced on location, with passion and represent a taste of Tropical North Queensland. The distillery has a strong focus on supporting local farmers, who opt for sustainable and organic farming.

Visit the distillery and try a selection of three of Wolf Lane’s unique, truly Australian spirits and liqueurs.

Hemingways Brewery

We finish off the afternoon at Cairns’ biggest brewery with a farewell beverage.

Enjoy one of Hemmingways’ select craft beers, offered on tap, with the spectacular setting along Cairns’ waterfront. Hemmingways Brewery was started by two friends in Port Douglas, before opening its second location in Cairns. Their mission is simple – creating amazing, innovative beers and supporting the local community. We will let you enjoy the brews and hear your opinions about Hemmingways’ award winning beers.

Our beer tasting adventure concludes here…but that should not stop you from reminiscing about the afternoon and enjoying a pint or two with your new friends.

Cairns Brewery Tours

NQ Brewery Tours

NQ Brewery Tours started with a passion for extraordinary craft beer, unique travel experiences and, most importantly, supporting local businesses – with that their passions and dreams.

Our brewery and pub tour was started by two local Cairns lads, running their own respective tour companies. It is our goal to connect people with and share the local tastes of Far North Queensland’s unique craft beers along with the unique stories behind them.

With years of experience in the tourism industry we know how to run fun tours and events. It is our mission to showcase the best Far North Queensland has to offer – in this case amazing beers, spirits and locally owned and operated breweries.

We are Cairns locals and we are looking forward to connecting you with the people producing the goods you are eager to consume.

Our aim is all about bringing like-minded people together, sharing stories, talking a bit of history and having lots of laughs.

Cairns Brewery Tours

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  • 0437933381 / 0415817756
  • info@brewerytourscairns.com.au
  • NQ Brewery Tours T/A No Limit Adventures P/L
  • 97 Andersons Street, Manunda, Cairns, Q4870, Australia
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