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Hop Hunter

When

Everyday! Check the calendar below for upcoming available dates in bold.

Where

Newcastle: Peaberry's Coffee Roasters - 81 Maitland Rd, Islington
Hunter Valley: The Garden Cellars – Hunter Valley Gardens, 20-21 Broke Rd, Pokolbin

Start

10.30am from Peaberry's Coffee Roasters
11:15am from The Garden Cellars

If you are running late, give us a call but please, please, please be on time. Your Guide will love you for it!

End

Drop off: approximately 6:00pm at the Gardens Cellars, or Peaberry's Coffee Roasters depending on your pickup point.

$160

Gets you behind the scenes at 3 of the Hunter’s Craft Beer Hot Spots

7 HOURS OF LOCAL BEER DISCOVERY

The Hop Hunter Tour takes you on a day exploring three great craft breweries in the Hunter Valley and Includes transportation, lunch and plenty of fresh craft beer and cider!

Where you will go

Located at Potter’s Resort, surrounded by the old brick remnants of the pottery kilns, Hunter Beer Co is the oldest operating brewery in the Hunter Valley. The brewery produces a range of world-renowned, award winning beers, and a visit here is an experience no beer lover should miss. Hunter Beer Co produces several signature beers, such as their German-Style Kolsch, and their crowd favorite; the Slaked Magpie Vanilla Porter.

Located within the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, the 12 + award-winning Lovedale Brewery is a must see. Showcasing up to 7 craft beers at any one time, there is always something to satisfy the beer connoisseur and the beer curious. The brewery also has its own bottling line, meaning take away beers from Lovedale are some of the freshest in the region.

Already famous for its wines and providing a spectacular venue for world-class concerts within the vineyards,  in 2014 Hope Estate made a foray into the world of beer brewing. Hosting major performers such as Bruce Springsteen, the inspiration behind their beers stems from their passion to create the perfectly matched craft beer and concert experience.  With up to 12 different beers on tap, Hope Brewhouse has a variety of  award-winning beers to be sampled while taking in the beautiful Hunter Valley scenery.

IronBark Hill Brewhouse is located at the iconic Peter Drayton Wines.

The brewery has 8 rotating taps, with both beer and cider on offer.

*SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate brewery operations. And sometimes we just know about beer goings on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST SEE beer spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

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Our guide Shannon was great, very knowledgeable about the craft brewing in the region and has very good relationships with all the brewers. We had a great afternoon with very good beer and food. Highly recommended, even if you aren't a beer drinker.

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