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Carlton BrewHouse

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Address: 24 Thompson Street, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Carlton Brewhouse Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting
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Great tour,enjoyable tasting

My wife and I visited the Carlton Brewhouse and had a tour with the guide Geraldine. She did an excellent explanation of the brewing process and then gave us a very informative... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited the Carlton Brewhouse and had a tour with the guide Geraldine. She did an excellent explanation of the brewing process and then gave us a very informative tour through the bottling plant. We apparently missed a tour of the brewing plant due to some industrial action. We were then offered a very fresh Carlton Draught... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Informative & interesting tour of an Historic building and Beer making process that has developed over centuries. The Tour Leader's knowledge was vast and educational.

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Thank smorwood
Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you back at the Brewhouse sometime. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a tourist in your own town is not something I do a lot of, but having wondered what was behind these walls for many years, I was pleasantly surprised. Starting off in the brewhouse was a nice start, being able to read and interact with the items on display and get an understanding of the history of CUB was... More 

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Thank rjwallace
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review and your feedback. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. Apologies that you weren't able to stay as long as you perhaps would have liked. We dont often have a Sunday afternoon function, and this particular one was booked recently not allowing us to adjust the tour time to start... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will show my cards here, I am a fan of Carlton Draught. Over the years I have tried many other beers but none of them have been sufficiently impressive enough to pry me away from my Carlton Draught. So here was my opportunity , through an invitation from a supplier to attend a dinner , to go to where... More 

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Thank andone4theroad
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Being that you're such a huge fan of Carlton Draught its seems you need to come and do a brewery tour and beer tasting, including the Carlton Draught unpasteurized tank beer! In regards to the food when you visited, if it was for a private function its at the organizers discretion as the whats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

i have finely found a beer that goes with chocolate and Carlton fresh is a must pale ale is a must try too

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Thank Sue W
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Yes our Carlton Black beer is a perfect match with chocolate. Glad you enjoyed the beers and hope to see you back at the Brewhouse sometime. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We did the standard tour and it was really interesting no well paced. Bit of a shame we didn't view the actual viewing area but it was off limits and the guide did explain. Lots of tasters of beer offered afterwards and the free bus on a Friday is really handy! We used a voucher that made it $29 for... More 

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Thank itsbooma
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for the review and very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the beers. Hopefully you can make it back sometime when we're in full operation. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

They offer tours, food and beer. We went for the brew and food, which was amazing. Beer battered fries and a pulled pork roll. Oh yummy! The staff is super friendly. The place is clean as well as the bathrooms. Loved the gift shop, perfect place for the beer lover.

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Thank HauntingBijou
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for review and really glad to hear you enjoyed it all. Hope to see you again for a meal and a coldie! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was a great three hours. The tour and guide informing about the history and function of the plants. Then finishing off with tasting of beer and cider.

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CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Bronwyn, Thanks for your review. Good to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us, and we hope to see you again. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was given this experience for fathers day so my daughter took me a long, there is a great history around the brewery and our guide was very knowledgeable & fun for the entire trip. The beer making info was interactive & interesting. The bottling plant was working & that was amazing to watch. Beer samples at end were great... More 

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CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Great to hear your father's day present was enjoyable! Thanks for the review which I'll also pass onto Simon. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a fun thing to do!!! We had our social club group take this tour and it was fantastic. Lots of interesting facts on brewing which held the interest of not only the blokes but the girls as well. So well organised ! Our order for lunch was taken prior to the tour and we arrived back and after our... More 

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Thank Merrylynn11
CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Merrylynn, Was great having your group come along and glad to hear it all well and was fun for everyone! Thanks for the review. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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