Cheers to the dads!

Some happy lads on tour

Father’s Day is a day of honouring fathers, brothers, uncles or any important male figure in your life. We often forget the sacrifices and contributions our fathers and male figures have made in our lives. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love, adoration and gratitude to these special people. And what better way to do that than with a Byron Bay brewery tour or Brookies gin tour in the beautiful Northern Rivers. 

Don’t worry, it’s not just the beer-loving dads that we cater to. For those who love their spirits or even a cheeky cocktail, our awesome venues we visit cater to both. For the wine lovers, there are venues that offer a simple yet premium range of delicious wines. And don’t forget about our plans to expand our tours to the Mt Tambourine vineyards! Stay tuned for that.

Real Talk

Putting the beer and wine aside for a minute, with Father’s Day and R U OK Day fast approaching, it seems like the perfect opportunity to talk about men’s mental health and the push for men to speak up. A few Canadian father’s were recently interviewed asking what they wanted for Father’s Day. The responses speak for themselves. 

Mike Reynolds

“What I would love for Father’s Day is more conversations between men about emotions. I want men to get better at supporting one another through these things and to work on including more intimacy into our friendships.”

Chris Farley-Ratcliffe

“For Father’s Day I would like government legislation and policies that support the wide diversity of parents and kids out there. We need sexual health education that recognises that kids and families come in a variety of genders and sexual orientations.”

Casey Palmer

“For Father’s Day, I’d love to know my kids will be alright.”

But with the world in its current messy state, sometimes we just need to have a beer. And I often find a beer is the best way to have these conversations. And you couldn’t ask for better scenery than the Northern Rivers. Believe it or not, beautiful scenery makes the beer taste better!

Father’s Day Around the Globe

Ever wondered what Father’s day is like aboard? Is beer and Father’s Day just an Aussie thing? Well, here are some interesting Father’s Day traditions from around the world. Let’s see how they compare to how we do things here.

Japan

Celebrated on the third Sunday of June, Father’s day in Japan usually consists of the children collecting flowers, handmade beer glasses and lollies for their dad. Like most Japanese food, the celebratory meal is often seafood based, most commonly consisting of crabs and prawns. 

Mexico

In Mexico, fathers participate in a city-wide race called Carrera Dia del Padre which takes place in Mexico City. Afterwards, families have a traditional Mexican feast, which (unsurprisingly) includes beer. Well, I guess it’s not just Australia. 

The perfect gift

Well, I don’t know about you but I still think us and our dad’s have it pretty good here in Australia. Whether you can spare a whole day or just the arvo, we can customise tours to fit your individual needs and preferences. We would love to have as many dads as possible experiencing the beauty of this great region and its delicious craft beer and artisan sprits. If you’re stuck on what to get your dad, you can purchase gift cards through our website so you can join us at a time and date that suits you.

With Byron Bay day trips on the rise due to the border closure, we are booking out quickly, so reserve your spot for the Father’s Day weekend ASAP. Here’s to all the great dads out there! Cheers.

Check out some happy fellas enjoying a few drinks on tour below…

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