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J. Boag & Son

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Address: 39 William St | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6332 6300
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great Tour !! Dont miss !!

i was reluctant to go on the Boags brewery tour as a couple of years ago i went to the Cascade brewery and thought that was my favourite :-) ....Not any more ! we were taken all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Batemans Bay, Australia
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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i was reluctant to go on the Boags brewery tour as a couple of years ago i went to the Cascade brewery and thought that was my favourite :-) ....Not any more ! we were taken all thru the brewery given the history of James 1,2,and 3, shown how now my fav drop is made and then tried the best... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour gives a history of the brewery as well as an informative tour of a production scale brewery (as opposed to a boutique brewery). Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour finishes off with four middies (plus a selection of cheeses) so it's advisable to not drive there. Because it's a commercial establishment, don't expect to be able to take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative, interesting to see inside the working Brewery, great guide, witty, funny and well informed. Sampled three of the best at the end of the tour along with some cheese!

Thank jennyhasler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a historic building, visitors have the option to attend a tour ($33pp) sample a selection of beers on a tasting paddle($10) choose from a reasonable price menu or visit the Museum upstairs (free) #crazycarrsgapyear #jandaljournals #launceston #TassieStyle #jamesboagsbrewery

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a tour in the afternoon on Australia Day and even though the factory was not operational it was still really enjoyable. Our tour guide was excellent in explaining the modern day beer making process, and the factory, but also adding the history of the brewery and the site. Great value for money. After the tour, you sample three... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to have the brewery right in town. very interesting, even if you don't drink beer. The lounge area was great for the tastings after, very chic and comfortable.

Thank toowelltravelled64
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to learn about beer process and local history. You get to try exclusive beer not available outside TAS. Beer is really good and cheese is high quality. Tour fee: $33. Beer & cheese tasting included. Important: bring close-toes shoes. Tour is run in an industrial site, OHS regulations apply.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Tour guide was excellent made the tour very enjoyable tasting was excellent highly recommend great value for money

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We have been on a few brewery tours in the past and this one is the stand out. It's a small brewery and all of the areas are easily accessible, within a working factory. We were there on the weekend which although not working, meant easy and quiet access and the time to walk around. If you are after a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop for any willing beer lover. They walk you through the complex and describe the brewing process. The one and a half tour concludes with a beer sampling alongside some local cheeses. They tasted amazing. All in all a must stop.

Thank Vince D

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