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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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US$ 22.31*
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Carlton Brewhouse Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting
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US$ 138.47*
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Excellent Tour and a great place to have a drink.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out for the beer lover and me . I got him this tour as a Christmas present and it was a good present.

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Thank Helen W
Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thanks for the feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime! Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a perfect day for it with mild, sunny weather, so going into hot production sheds wasn't a problem. Plus the observation rooms were air conditioned. Corey our tour guide was informative and enthusiastic, obviously loved his job. Spoke quickly and at times couldn't hear him, so some voice amplification would be good. Found the brewery process fascinating, watching the... More 

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review and feedback, which I'll pass onto Corey as well. Glad you enjoyed the visit and we'll look at options for amplification during tours. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a birthday gift that took me almost 12 months to redeem, in retrospect I should have taken this tour much sooner. It was a well organised informative tour, this was my first-time in a bottling plant. I found this to be very interesting, the automated process was impressive. The guide was well prepared, a few "dad" jokes here... More 

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Brewhouse01, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and beer tastings and that the tour guide looked after your group, and thank you for putting up with the jokes! Hopefully you're now a bit more of fan of CUB beers and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great. The bottling line was running which is often hard to see so that was interesting. The lunch with different types of beer and food matching was fantastic. Loved the Carlton black which surprised me.

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

Hi from the Brewhouse, Thanks for the review. Carlton Black goes very well with our chocolate brownie so glad to hear you enjoyed the beer & food matched lunch. We hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Andrew Brewhouse Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great insight into a fully operational brewery. Seeing the machine in full action was great, including trucks pouring in and out and sections like the somewhat mind-blowing bottling process. Nice little bar/restaurant area too to finish the tour on with some beers and pub food.

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CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed the tour and visit to the Brewhouse. Hope to see you back sometime for a coldie! Cheers, Andrew Carlton Brewhouse More 

Pakenham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our daughter brought my husband the gift voucher for Carlton BrewHouse last Christmas and we are so pleased that eventually we were able to use it. For the four of us it was a wonderful experience seeing the working's of the brewery and the food and beer samples at the end of the tour were wonderful. Perhaps people should be... More 

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CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi Ruth, Thank you for the review and feedback. Glad you enjoyed it and many thanks for looking after the young man on the night. Shame that his carer didn't make it. We do have notification on our confirmation emails re the walking and stairs aspect, but depending on how your booked you may not have received that from us.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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CarltonBrewhouse, Manager at Carlton BrewHouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the review, which I'll pass onto our tour guide as well. We recently had restricted access to some points of the brewery, but that has now been resolved so we hope to see you back at some stage. Cheers, Andrew More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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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 

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