Directed check out the ins & outs of XXXX Brewery
Find out secret techniques on pouring the perfect beer
Six tasty examples of XXXX beer flavors
Learn about our raw ingredients & developing processes
The one-of-a-kind gift buying experience at leading XXXX gift shop
Degree 1, Edge of Black Street & Paten Street
XXXX Brewery Tours
Degree 1, Edge of Black Road & Paten Street
Discover the background of Australia’s own XXXX beer with greater than 140 years of developing behind it! Discover the heritage of this locally produced beer as well as browse the many choices supplied. After that, sample a few of the most excellent beers in Queensland, and discover exactly how to pour the ideal glass.
Gain entrance right into the renowned XXXX Brewery and begin your tour by discovering the background as well as the procedure that goes into developing every single mouth-watering pint. Obtain an inside scoop on just how one of the most standard water, malt, jumps, and also yeast ends up being an excellent pint.
Later, find out to put on your perfect beer before delighting in a tasting session as you taste the diverse mixtures. Marvel at the various tastes the brewers can create from a limited option of ingredients.
Total your experience by checking out the official XXXX present look for some exclusive gifts and also product just offered below.
Directed beer excursion of XXXX Brewery
Live scenic tour discourse provided in English
AUD 5 product coupon
Resort pickup as well as drop-off
Dishes not listed as Incorporations
Know Before You Schedule
Kids 9 and also younger are free when accompanied by a paying grownup.
Kids 17 and also younger need to be accompanied by a paying grownup.
You should be 18 years old and present a legitimate government ID to take in alcohol.
Check-in is 15 mins before the booked excursion start time.
Take a journey through Brisbane’s most prominent destinations in a remarkable expedition of the globe of Queensland beer.
The XXXX brewery tour takes you via the 140+ year history of Queensland’s the majority of the iconic Brewery. You’ll find out all about your favored brew: our first-rate developing methods, top-quality active ingredients, and also, naturally, accurately how to pour the excellent XXXX. The scenic tour takes roughly 90 mins & ends with a beer sampling session with your tourist guide. Reservations are recommended to guarantee a place on the trip time. Please note, in a lot of weeks, our product packaging lines are not in operation from midday Friday via up until Sunday. If you have a voucher, an inquiry or special requirement, please contact our pleasant group on
( 07) 3361 7597 during opening hours.
Adults cost $32.
( includes guided beer sampling session + cost-free present).
Kids 11-17yo $18.
( consists of Soda or Juice).
Kids 0-10yo Free.
Scheduled Tour Times:
Tuesday to Friday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm.
Saturday: 11 am every 1/2 hour till 2 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.
Private group tours:
Various other excursion times offered for team reservations, please call us to ask.
Please guarantee you are putting on completely enclosed level shoes, have not taken in any alcohol before the scenic tour, as well as have Government evidence of ID with you. All bags, as well as video cameras, should be left in our storage lockers before the tour as no loose products can be taken on the trip course. The XXXX Brewery Tours has several steps on the excursion route and also can not fit visitors with walking help such as crutches and even mobility devices.
How to get to the XXXX Brewery:
– Strolling: Head 1.5 kilometers East from Roma Road Transit Centre.
– Train: Board the train to Milton (Richlands/Ipswich line).
– Bus: Take the local city bus to Milton Roadway.
– Ferry: Take the City Cat to Park Road Terminal.
– Automobile: From the City head East on Milton Road, right into Castlemaine Road, left onto Black Street, left on Paten Street.
There is minimal covert vehicle parking at the XXXX Brewery off Paten Road, or paid meter auto parking. Please keep in mind on Suncorp Arena occasion days; there are auto parking constraints throughout the area from midday. We suggest all guests take public transportation.
An action-packed trip. When you spend more than 140 years in the hands of dehydrated Aussies, you’re mosting likely to pick up a few tales along the way. From assisting Queenslanders doing it hard, to striking GOLD and acquiring an island, it’s been a hell of a ride. Right here’s the legendary story of just how we came to be Australia’s number one beer.
Our story draws back in 1878 with a dewy-eyed and also insane desire. 2 bros, Nicholas, and even Edward Fitzgerald had one goal in life: to create the most excellent ales known to man, liked by generations throughout this sun-drenched land. After beginning in Castlemaine Victoria, the kids chose they needed a world-class brewery (and also warmer weather), so they loaded their bags as well as headed to Brisbane. They bought an old distillery, and even on the 13th of September of that year, the first beer was offered. And so the Castlemaine Brewery was birthed, recognized today as the residence of XXXX.
The missing out on X
At one factor or another, every XXXX enthusiast has considered the concern: what do the Xs in XXXX imply? Well, in the past, beer high quality was measured in Xs. The Brewery’s very first decline generated was XXX Sparkling Ale, granted a respectable three Xs. But something was missing out on. In 1893, the makers improved the dish additionally, gaining a fourth X– and also, some years later, developing the XXXX name that all of us know and enjoy today.
Call the master
You might not expect a German chap to be so essential in the history of Queensland’s preferred brew, but Alhois ‘Expense’ Leitner would undoubtedly beg to differ. By the time the early 1900s rolled about, XXXX was well and also really a hit across Queensland. However, there was trouble with transporting the beer to the hottest and driest parts of the state. The Brewery needed a person with a little bit of knowledge to resolve the issue of cloudy beer– which’s where Expense is available in.
After working in Germany as well as Austria and also trying to find a place to calm down Under, Expense came on board as our new Master Brewer. He exercised that issue came from the means the mixture vessels were cleaned up– with that fixed up, it was trouble resolved. When that task was done, Bill went about enhancing the beer even more, as well as he put together a decrease that Queenslanders have been caring for since. His dish for XXXX BITTER hasn’t changed because it was first brewed in 1924. So next time you crack open one of Queensland’s most beautiful, elevate it to Costs.
The birth of a little legend
1924 was a big year for the Brewery, and with the launch of XXXX BITTER came the intro of another Queensland icon. Complete with seafarer hat and schooner in hand, Mr. Fourex has been winking at Queenslanders and also welcoming them for a beer because of his opening night in a magazine ad. However, that is this mysterious guy? Some state he’s designed off Paddy Fitzgerald, a previous General Supervisor of the Brewery. Others believe it was a preferred dwarf of the time, who sold newspapers in Fortitude Valley as well as would undoubtedly use the earnings to acquire XXXX. Despite your theory, Mr. Fourex had been part of the furnishings at XXXX for nearly a century– and we could not think of brewing without him.
We are supporting the soldiers
After the First World War, those who returned were eased to have an XXXX for the first time in years– so The second world war saw XXXX distributed overseas for the first time. Parched soldiers in North Africa and also Asia reached experience XXXX, which for lots of a soldier was the distinctive preference of life back residence. We sent XXXX abroad once again during the Vietnam War, where the miners also affectionately nicknamed the beer “barbed cable” because of the look of the label. They soon returned home to the only nation where you can appreciate an XXXX today. Yep, we keep our most exceptional mixture just for the Aussies.
With the expansion of the Brewery as well as the support of new Head Maker Andrew Crooke, XXXX presented a variety of developments from the 1950s onwards. There was a variety of new mixtures: XXXX Lite, Castlemaine 2.2 Bitter, as well as Castlemaine Special Dry. Soon after came the ‘squat,’ a compact-sized container which was more reliable as well as much more comfortable to hold, and the squat holder, which Aussies have been using to maintain their XXXX cold on summertime days ever since.
We are offering a helping hand
XXXX has always been the beverage of individuals, and also when times are difficult, we have existed to do what we can to aid. Throughout The Great Anxiety of the 1920s, XXXX assisted hard-hit farmers out with complimentary barley seeds and also bought out pubs that were dealing with closure to make sure that the households can maintain running them. Then came the Queensland Floods of 1974, 2011 and 2013; despite the Brewery undersea, brewers took care of to develop makeshift rafts to get beer to those that needed it, and also give away funds to assist keep the state afloat. Of course, we’re there for the great times, too, as well as play our component as Australia’s and also Queensland’s preferred beer. Whether it’s helping the neighborhood publican develop a leading place for a schooner, kitting out the local footy group, or anything in between, we’ve got a happy custom of supporting the neighborhood– as well as we’re not disappearing any time quickly.
The early 1990s saw a rejuvenation of XXXX; we jumped on board with the Queensland Maroons in 1991 as well as we’ve been backing them since. That same year saw the launch of XXXX GOLD, a mid-strength brew that would take place to come to be a very successful beer in Australia. Aussies have a unique spot for this rejuvenating, full-flavored drop – as well as after only one taste, it’s not difficult to see why.
We are reaching a turning point
In 1999, the five billionths stubby rolled off the XXXX assembly line, as well as later that year, part of the old Brewery was demolished to make way for a new one. A total amount of 5,000 bricks from the old structure were marketed, elevating $20,000 for charity. However, the milestones keep coming, with the new facility sending much more beers out right into the globe than ever before. The last major landmark came in 2016, with the eight billionths squat being created and also taken in by one lucky Aussie. That’s a whopping 3 billion liters of beer– enough to fill every Olympic swimming pool in the nation 25 times!
We’ve loved summertime continuously at XXXX, and in 2009 we launched Summer Bright Ale to celebrate. The revitalizing preference of an Aussie summer, shut-in for your enjoyment at our preferred season.
Brewed making use of brilliant premium purification as well as without artificial additives and chemicals, Summer season Bright Lager gave Aussies another method to commemorate those warm night and day with mates. In 2014, a dashboard of lime was included in the mix to create Summer Brilliant Lager with Lime, and also merely several years later, Summertimes Bright Lager with Mango joined the celebration. To top it all off, they’re all free from artificial additives and preservatives.
Our island home
Bear in mind when we got an island? Yep, in 2012, XXXX came to be the first beer brand name to obtain its very own slice of paradise on the stunning Southern Great Obstacle Reef.
XXXX Island was made to be an excellent location for companions’ trips away, as well as we had some cracking memories throughout our time there. Check out the videos to relive everything!
A carbon-neutral brewery
Now you can knock back an XXXX knowing it’s made at a carbon-neutral brewery. Reality is informed; we provide an XXXX about the setting. That’s why we temporarily ended up brewery lights environment-friendly, installed solar panels, and also invested inadequate carbon credits to offset the entire Brewery’s carbon impact. We assume that’s factor enough to cover your hand around another XXXX and raise it to the Sunshine State – joys!