Pick your own strawberries, blend your own rum or select your favourite brew during this year’s Taste Bundaberg Festival Tours and Tastings.
Tours and Tastings will immerse community members in experiences of learning about, and devouring, some of the Bundaberg Region’s delectable products.
Friends and families will have the opportunity to see first-hand where the three different varieties of strawberries are grown at Bargara Berries or take a journey deep into the beating heart of Australia’s most awarded rum distillery at Bundaberg Rum.
There’s also a chance to stroll through the history of Bundaberg’s favourite nut at Macadamias Australia and learn about the multi-generational family farm that cracked its way from humble beginnings to now maintaining more than 200,000 trees.
Or perhaps taste the full range of brews at the Bundaberg Barrel and delve into the history of the iconic brand that is Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
Bundaberg Brewed Drink’s Tammie Hall said upon arrival guests would have the opportunity to browse the gallery before testing the local brews.
“Our Brew O’clock session is to offer guests the chance to taste the full range of Bundaberg Brews, from our iconic Ginger Beer right through to our seasonal Christmas Brew,” Tammie said.
“In addition to our tasting, ticket holders will have the opportunity to browse through our Bundaberg gallery and delve into the history of our iconic Australian brand, our craft brewing processes and everything in between.
“Everyone who takes part in one of our Brew o’clock sessions will receive a personalised bottle of Ginger Beer, which will have their face on the label, a mixed six pack filled with brews of their choice and a Bundaberg Brewed Drinks copper mug.”
Tammie said Bundaberg Brewed Drinks had 13 traditional brews, three diet brews and during Christmas they released the annual Spiced Ginger Beer.
“Ginger beer is always a common favourite!
“But lately, our pink grapefruit and passionfruit are becoming real hits with our guests,” she said.
“Our tour is one for the whole family. Our Bundaberg Barrel has something for everyone.’”
Council's Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said any one of the six Tours and Tastings would immerse the community’s senses in rich local produce and products.
“Community members will have a chance to not only see behind the scenes but also taste the experience of some of the region’s delicious food and drinks,” he said.
“We live in an abundant region of beautiful fresh produce and through Tours and Tastings the community can see firsthand how this is made possible.”
The 10-day Taste Bundaberg Festival will be held across the region from 5 August to 14 August. Bookings are required for Tours and Tastings.
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