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Brewery Tours: Questions to Ask

Craft beer is taking the world by storm and has increased in popularity exponentially over the last few years. In fact, there are many who will tell you if you haven’t yet sipped on a cold craft beer you haven’t lived. At the 1000 Hills Brewing Company, we have five lip-smacking beers to tickle your fancy, and for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes into the process of perfecting a craft draft, our brewery tour is not to be missed.

Get to know the brewers

Brewery tours are a great way to learn more about the process behind your favourite craft beer. From conception to the finished product, all craft breweries have their own particular story to tell. Be prepared for your next brewery tour with these awesome question ideas:

The questions brewers wish you would ask

How is your beer connected to the local area?

This is a great question to ask your local craft brewers, as craft beer is usually quite a personal creation, unique to its particular area. The 1000 Hills Brewery forms part of the 1000 Hills Chef School and a school theme runs through the name of the beers.

What’s unique about your beer?

Brewers love this question. Craft beer is all about being distinct and finding a way to stand out. You will hear some interesting answers about the different techniques and approaches your favourite brewery is using.

Which was your first (craft beer) love?

There’s no doubt about it, everyone remembers the first craft beers which started their love affair with the brewing process. Brewers love sharing their stories with you, so definitely ask this question to get the conversation started.

Is working at a brewery different than what you thought it would be?

The thought of making beer all day every day sounds like the dream job to many people, but like most jobs, it is probably not nearly as glamorous as it sounds. There is a lot of work that goes into the brewing process, it’s not all tasting beers and having a party. You’ll probably get some interesting answers, although ultimately the love of beer is a driving force for most craft brewers.

Do the kinds of hops really matter?

In a word, yes! Hops grow in different parts of the world and their individual characteristics play a vital role in the finished product. Brewers will no doubt love to delve into the delicate process of pairing taste and style. The 1000 Hills Brewery use a range of different hops to achieve the distinctive flavours of each beer.

The 1000 Hills Brewing Company offers brewery tours every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 8.30am and 4pm. Contact us to book your next tour. Bring your questions and enjoy a complimentary tasting.