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Carlton BrewHouse

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Address: 24 Thompson Street, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
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+61 94206800
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Visit the Carlton Brewhouse, located at Australia's largest brewery &...

Visit the Carlton Brewhouse, located at Australia's largest brewery & home of some of Australia's favourite beers including Carlton Draught & Victoria Bitter. Here you can go on a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through which 150,000 litres of fresh beer flows each day. You'll be guided through 150 years of brewing history & knowledge as you experience the sheer scale of this iconic facility on the banks of the Yarra. Return to the Brewhouse to sample your favourite brewery fresh beers, enjoy a delicious meal, play in the Brewer's Yard or have some fun with our new touch screen TV's. The Carlton & United Brewery, Abbotsford Plant, is a genuine working brewery and production numbers vary week to week, as such, we cannot guarantee that all areas of the plant will be fully operational on the day you visit. Please call for an up-to-date production schedule. Don't have time for a tour? The Carlton BrewHouse Bar is open Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm & Saturday 11am - 4pm, offering great pub meals and the freshest beer in town! Looking for a unique venue? The Carlton Brewhouse is also offered for private hire on weeknights and weekends for social or corporate events and for large group tours.

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USD 22.73*
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Carlton Brewhouse Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting
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USD 141.06*
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A new introduction to beer

Me not being a beer fan thought it would be a fun and different thing to do . A group of us decided to take a tour of the brewery. Yes it was a good 11/2 hours. No alcohol... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Caz781
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Blackburn, Australia
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Blackburn, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me not being a beer fan thought it would be a fun and different thing to do . A group of us decided to take a tour of the brewery. Yes it was a good 11/2 hours. No alcohol beforehand and a walk around the large grounds and interior of the brewery. It was informative and interesting, with beer tasting... More 

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear we nearly converted you to a beer drinker and that you enjoyed your visit and the tasting. Hope to see you again and we have wine or soft drinks too! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had some good laughs on the way around. I had to drag my brother and his friend out so we wouldn't be late for the footy, otherwise we would have stayed all day chatting to the new friends we made :-)

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Hobart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised my partner with a tour for his 59th birthday. It was definitely well worth the effort. So much to see and do, and lots of information in the foyer before we headed off on the tour. The knowledge test game got us in the end. Brilliant tour, very friendly, funny and knowledgeable guide. We ended up staying for lunch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great tour guide great place great beer tasting and top meal you must go very interesting tour guide very good explains every little detail hoe the beer is made

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Bill, Thanks for coming along and glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again at the Brewhosue sometime for a coldie! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the tour enjoyable, The tour guide was informative & passionate for what he was taking about. The only disappointing part of the tour was that the factory wasn't up and running so we missed out on the "full" experience of the tour! Sure we saw all the equipment but at this point it would've been the same looking... More 

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed it and I totally understand its not quite the same when the brewery isn't in full production. If you'd like to come back at some stage when it is please fee free to contact me on 9420 6800 and we'll what we can arrange for you. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm confused by the glowing reviews. This was boring and absolutely not worth the $. I try to find the good in experiences, I stress "try", but I'm also not hard to please. However, I have expectations and this absolutely did not meet any of them. I'm not only disappointed, but angry, because we wasted almost 2 hours of our... More 

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, We appreciate your review and are disappointed at this end that you didn't enjoy the experience. I'm unaware of what your expectations were, but many people enjoy finding out about the beer making process and approx 3/4 of the tour takes place within tour rooms inside the brewery. The tour includes facets of CUB's history, and there's also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this was an informative tour. Really liked the tasting at the end and it was nice to be able to chose 6 beers yourself. Not as in depth as other brewery tours (forex) but def a worthwhile trip and great value for money!

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Gemma, Thanks for the review. We don't want to make things too complex as there's fresh, cold beer waiting for you! But we do have some interactive touch screens in the venue with lots of info, and tour guides are always around to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you again sometime! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the trip last min but was total worth it. The tour was detailed and hosted very well. I was in a large group of 15+ people so making it hard to hear sometimes but all in all I loved it.

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review and glad to hear you enjoyed the tour experience. The tour guides mentioned they always try to make sure all guests can hear them clearly, and we apologize if this wasn't the case at times. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took some time out from our sales conference to reward our sales team. All of them where fascinated by the tour and enjoyed the food and tasting afterwards. Special thanks to Melissa who was very knowledgeable and ran an entertaining tour!

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi James, Great to hear you and your team enjoyed the tour and I'll pass on your feedback to Marissa as well. Hope to see you again sometime at the Brewhouse for a coldie! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this tour with a group of friends, insanely boring as absolutely nothing was happening, every machine was shut down, the poor tour guide did his best but a group of guys,wants to see things moving, they really should have refunded at least half of the money, it was that bad.

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the tour and I totally understand it can be a disappointing experience when the brewery isn't in production. If you'd like to visit at a time we're in production please contact me and we'll make arrangements. As much as possible we endeavor to let guests know upon booking what the schedule is... More 

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