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Dave’s gets a new GM

Dave’s Travel Group (DTG) today announced the appointment of Maria Haglund as their General Manager. DTG has positioned itself as a leading Sydney based tour and activity provider, operating the Daves Tours, Zepher Tours and Colourful Trips brands. The businesses have been collectively operating under the DTG banner since their management merger in April 2019….

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February 13, 2020

Beers for Melbourne Cup

Spring has sprung and that means racing carnival fever has hit Australia.  The tracks are being prepped, dresses designed, suits pressed and fascinators make their mark in the annual fashion stakes.  Spring Racing is an amazing spectacle, and undoubtedly Melbourne Cup is the King of the scene with its rich history.  In so many ways it is the race that stops the nation! As the track livens up, the punters stream though the gates at Flemington and racecourses across the nation, office sweeps sorted, race day lunches are served in our pubs, backyard bbq’s are fired up and let’s not forget the Flemington carpark picnics get underway the beers will be flowing.  So, what are the best beers for Melbourne Cup?  Well with the wealth of choice available now, here’s our pick of what you should be drinking come the first…

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September 18, 2018

Dave’s joins the Global Leader in Craft Beverage Tourism

Dave’s joins the global leader in Craft Beverage Tourism representation and support – CBTOA as a founding member. Although Craft Beer and Beverage tourism is a releatively new kid on the tourism block it is having major impacts on both the drinks and tourism industries and has enabled many owner/operators to chase their dreams through establishing local tourism businesses.  At Dave’s we’re proud to be a founding member of the CBTOA and help bridge the gap and bring together the drinks and tourism industries. I am personally stoked to see CBTOA formalised and memebrship growing.  The association was a joint brainchild of mine and David Grandmaison from The Duluth Experience and has grown from an informal support group for operators to a fully fledged entity with great plans and a great leadership team. Check out the Craft Beverage Tour Operators Association…

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August 8, 2018

8 ways to maximise the Beer Tourism potential of your beer business, brewery or taproom.

Next in our series of Hot Tips from a recent co-presentation with James Davidson from Bright Brewery at Brewcon, here’s 8 ways to maximise the Beer Tourism potential of your beer business, brewery or taproom. Understand tourism – target markets, seasons, marketing and trends Like understanding beer consumer trends, it takes time to get your…

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July 6, 2018

Will Travel for Beer

TOP 5 Hacks to tap into tourism markets and engage non-beer travellers 1.Work with credible Tourism Operators who understand the space The beer and tourism industries work in different ways, have different objectives and speak different languages. Overcome these differences by engaging with tour and activity operators whose core business is tourism. Specialist tour operators…

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June 29, 2018


We Won! Our Sydney based Brewery Tours and Pub Walks joined 24 other outstanding tourism businesses from across New South Wales honoured as the winners of the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards. And we’re pretty stoked to say the least.  We may have even had a beer or 2 to celebrate the win. Managed by the…

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November 20, 2017

Remember, remember

Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and plot, I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.   The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes night, or Bonfire Night, or any other host of names people have for it. It is a British thing, but there are enough expats and aspiring…

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November 5, 2017

Sydney Beer God

Sydney Beer Week just finished up and while every week at Dave’s is a Sydney Beer Week, it got us thinking about other historically allotted times we honour beer around the world. Usually they are associated with a beer god, but we don’t have one of those in Sydney….or do we? Ninkasi was the Sumerian…

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November 2, 2017

Beers around the World: Germany

Oktoberfest is in full swing at the moment, so what better time to explore some of the interesting facts about the beer world of Germany, from the German Beer Purity Law to the diffrent beer styles. German Purity Law We all know the basic ingredients of beer: water, malt, hops & yeast, but how did…

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September 28, 2017

Dad & Daves Brewery

  Founded on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2011, Dad & Dave’s Brewing is an independently owned and operated family business (Dad, Dave, Mum, Jess, Scott and James). Dave got his start making beer when he was an apprentice Chef at a top seafood restaurant in Manly, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Money was tight and his dad…

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September 6, 2017

Newie Pub Walks

A walking tour in Newcastle. People told us we were mad.  What’s the point, Newcastle isn’t that big they asked? We agree, Newcastle isn’t that big and with a bit of online effort TripAdvisor and Google Maps can guide you to some of the best spots in the city, but how well do you really…

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September 4, 2017

Meet the Fleet: Vin

  Meet Vin! Chances are if you have booked a tour with us, you have ridden in one of our buses.  Here at Dave’s Brewery Tours our fleet is an integral part of our team, the unsung heroes doing the hard work, taking our beer explorers from one awesome brewery to the next. Each bus…

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August 30, 2017