River to Bay doesn’t do beer crawls, they do beer cruises. And on their Twilight Brewery Tour Cruise, they’ll pick you up from the City Botanic Gardens River Hub for a golden afternoon of award-winning beers.
Between stops at a few of the city’s most iconic breweries, you’ll also get to take in views of the magnificent Brisbane River, debate which beer you like/d best and not have to worry about sore legs—although, sea legs might be a thing.
With no short supply of breweries pouring tasty ales, stouts, IPAs and more and more than a few that are exceptionally close to the Brisbane River, this beer cruise is one of the best ways to visit some of Brisbane’s most-loved drinking spots.
After picking you up at City Botanic Gardens River Hub, your cruise will set off for one of the following breweries: Felons Barrel Hall, Ballistic Beer Co and Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Felons Barrel Hall
The waterfront brewery is a favourite in the city and accommodates heaps of people all keen on a good time. It’s great as your first stop on the cruise or your last, and their food menu is packed with snacks and sides, burgers and heaps of mains that go down a treat with any one of their exceptional pours.
Ballistic Beer Co.
Ballistic has grown from one location in Salisbury to five in just a handful of beers. While Salisbury is a bit too much of a walk from the Brisbane River, Ballistic’s West End locale is just a stroll from the water’s edge. You’ll be able to sip on one of their award-winning beers or go for something different with a limited edition brew. No matter your preference, they’ve got a beer for you.
Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Found underneath the fabled Story Bridge, Sea Legs Brewing Co. has got a range of specialty, seasonal and experimental batch brews that go alongside a core range that are easy to knock back. Add pizzas and burgers to chow down as well as board games to play, your time at Sea Legs will be breeze by.
You’ll spend about an hour at each brewery, which is enough time to taste a few beers using your special River to Bay discount. Tickets also include two complimentary beers on board your River to Bay Twilight Brewery Tour Cruise.
And don’t worry if you need to go when you’re on board, each of River to Bay’s beer cruises comes equipped with toilets. There’s wifi as well so you can spend more time having a ball in the brewery than posting on your favourite social media.
Tours depart every Saturday and select Friday afternoons.