Behind the Barrel Byron Bay

Welcome to Behind the Barrel Byron Bay. Join us in the adventure of uncovering some of the best craft beer and spirits in the Northern Rivers. We will take you behind the scenes in some of best breweries and distilleries our beautiful area has to offer.

From a Byron Bay Brewery tour in the bustling centre of town to a Stone and Wood brewery tour in the trendy Arts & Industry Estate, you’ll get a taste (literally) of our little slice of the craft beer and spirits industry. It’s not just about the beer and spirits though. You’ll get a chance to see some of the hidden gems of the lush natural landscape of the Northern Rivers inbetween locations.

What we offer

 There are numerous different tours offered to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you want a full day experience, or only have the arvo off, we’ve got you covered. On all of our tours, you’ll get the chance to meet the local artisan brewers and distillers that craft the delicious beverages you will get to try.

These artisans truly love what they do and whether you’re an amateur home distiller, passionate beer brewer or just have a curiosity for how the process works, there isn’t a better group of people to learn from.

Beer

Beer has always been around. But its little brother – craft beer – has started to show his true colours on an international scale. The Northern Rivers craft beer scene has really begun to carve a unique piece of the industry and it’s our pleasure to share that with you.

Spirits

When it comes to spirits, gin is king of the spirit world at the moment and gin tours in Byron Bay offer something extra special. All the distilleries we visit use native Australian ingredients to make a truly unique blend of flavours that stay true to gin yet highlight the best of Aussie produce.

Custom Tours

Our tours

All our tours include a wide range of samples of the latest beer/spirits being produced at each location. We are constantly adapting and changing our tours to make them better for everyone, so get in touch if you have any suggestions and stay up to date with all the latest Behind the Barrel news.

Individual tours details, including pick up and drop off locations can be found below.

The Behind the Barrel Tours:

If you would like to go on a day not listed get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate. Group Bookings and Private tours Available.

More Information on Booking page

Full Barrel Tour:
Start time 11am – Approx 6 hours
  • 3 Craft Breweries and a Local Gin or Rum distillery
  • Guided Tasting
  • A large array of drinks included (Tasting Paddles)
  • Includes Lunch
  • All Transport
Arvo Session:
Starts 2pm – Approx 3-4 Hours
  • 2 Local Craft Breweries and a Distillery
  • Guided Tasting. All Tasting paddles included
  • All Transport included

 

Pick up locations: Shaws Bay hotel Ballina,  Lennox Head hotel, Railway Hotel Byron Bay, Local Byron accommodation

Note: As the tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate brewery operations.

Some Breweries do close during  special events or renovations.  We may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you have a brewery or distillery you are dying to see please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

Number of guests per tour – Our tours have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 13 guests. Touring solo? No worries, your booking will be confirmed once we have filled 2 seats on the tour.  Get in touch for more information on larger group sizes.

If you have a corporate event or a team bonding session then we can definitely help you out with that! Please email us direct for more details

Looking Forward to having you on board!

Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate.

 

Behind the Barrel Byron Bay

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Distilleries visited include:

Reviews:

Wes F
Wes F
07/11/2020
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Hassle free fun, great value for money. Awesome experience. Our tour guide Jarryd was knowledgeable about the local area, on time and just a great bloke. Great value for money, a must do in Byron - 100 stars !!
Jeff J
Jeff J
04/11/2020
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Top Afternoon What a great tour!! We had a great time. Jarryd was able to pass on so much info. about the whole brewing and distillery process and answered any questions thrown at him. We also had awesome company and it was great to meet new people from different cities. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys a beer and meeting new people.
Elizabeth P
Elizabeth P
28/10/2020
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Girls day out Girls day out with the amazing guide Jarryd. He was fun and quiet knowledgeable of the area. We did the full day Brewery and Distillery tour. This did not disappoint! Who can complain about having Gin for breakfast (it was delicious). Would recommend
ScouseAussie
ScouseAussie
24/10/2020
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Fantastic day! Couldn't have been better! We did the Full Barrel tour yesterday - 6 mates, all from the local area (so a tough crowd, heh heh) in a full group of about 12-13. It was amazing. Jarryd was so knowledgable and just a generally cool guy. We enjoyed his company - and that of the other legends on the tour too. You had long enough at each stop to have your drinks, get another if you wanted and just generally enjoy the vibe, not rushed like some tours can be. You got heaps of booze included and the day we got was so worth it. Day and tour could not have been better. 💯👍
Tim B
Tim B
14/10/2020
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5 Star Was a wonderful unique tour and Jarryd was the most knowledgeable tour guide I have ever experienced
Rebecca M
Rebecca M
14/10/2020
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Best day tour in Byron Bay!! This was the best trip I did whilst in Byron Bay. Jarrad was our tour guide for the day and he was fantastic! I was lucky enough to be on a tour with a great bunch of people. We visited the Gin distillery first and had gin for breakfast! Great way to start a Sunday booze tour 👍🏻 We then went to 3 beer craft distillers all different and unique. It was a great day and very enjoyable. Throughout the day Jarrad gave us tips on what else to do and where to eat whilst in Byron which was very much appreciated. This is a fantastic day tour and I highly recommend going on this tour with Jarrad. Thanks again Jarrad 😁
Patrick D
Patrick D
03/10/2020
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Fantastic Tour guides were really friendly and educated, really encouraged us to have fun, and try new things, also made a bunch of great new friends.
Susie2230
Susie2230
19/09/2020
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Definitely a full barrel Was an excellent small group tour today with a friendly crew and knowledgeable Host Jarryd that kept us tasting from start to finish and a delicious lunch (loved the Brisket Burger )highly recommend this tour
Lynn H
Lynn H
06/09/2020
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Excellent tour This was a great tour led by Jarrad who made the day thoroughly enjoyable. Great beer, great wine and excellent yum cha lunch at Yulli’s. Great company and great conversation as well. Thoroughly enjoyable day.
Emma G
Emma G
28/08/2020
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Great experience Jarryd was a fantastic guide, full of knowledge about each brewery/distillery. He made us feel very comfortable, super accomodating to all our requests. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!