Melbourne's fascination with beer and pub culture can be traced right back to the settlement of the city. One of the founding fathers was a publican, the first mayor was a brewer and the first council meeting was held in a pub.
This fun and informal tour traces Melbourne's amber history, from the early rogue settlers and the sly grog trade of the gold-rush era to the temperance movement and conservative war-time drinking habits.
The tour also explores Melbourne's more recent liberal liquor licensing laws, the birth of the city's laneway bars and the explosion of small batch, craft or microbreweries.
The tour includes four stops at relevant establishments where you will try a delicious beer with a focus on Melbourne and Victorian microbreweries. The tour concludes with a burger supper.