Behind the Barrel Byron Bay

Take a behind the scenes look at the Byron Bay craft brewery and distillery industry. We will take you to various breweries and distilleries and give you a look at the processes they use in the production of craft beer and spirits.


Meet the local brewers and distillers and find out how they got to where they are today.


It’s more than just beer drinking, it’s about the passion these people have for the industry and Australian craft beer and spirits.  Everyday people like the rest of us following their dream to do what they love and give us a great experience that is the beer and spirit industry within Byron Bay.


The tour includes many samples of the beers/spirits currently being produced at each brewery and distillery.


Whether you are a beer brewing enthusiast, home distiller or just love a good beer or spirit then we would love to have you on board… long as you are 18+ of course!

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
Cocktail Masterclass and Tour:
Start 2pm – Approx 4 hours
  • 2 local distilleries
  • 2 Cocktails made by you with Cocktail master @ Lord Byron Distillery
  • Tour of Distillery
  • Tasting Paddle and G&T overlooking Macadamia farm and Rainforest @ Cape Byron Distillery
  • All Transport 


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 –The tours have a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 guests (get in touch for information on larger group sizes). Your booking will be confirmed once we have filled four seats on the tour.

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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