About the Brewhouse

The Carlton Brewhouse overlooks Australia's largest brewery and the home to some of Australia's favourite beers including Carlton Draught, Victoria Bitter and Carlton Dry.

Visitors can enjoy a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through the iconic Abbotsford Brewery while the Brewhouse visitor centre boasts multiple interactive displays and a beer garden complete with footy and cricket nets.

The Carlton Brewhouse features a Brewery Fresh unpasteurised beer tank, ensuring guests can taste the freshest Carlton Draught, straight from the brewery and the Brewhouse café offers delicious meals matched to our extensive range of beers and ciders. 

Latest news

Tours, bar and café now operate 7 days a week. Come by for a delicious meal and a fresh, cold beer!

Come and see the Carlton Clydesdales gearing up for their monthly Melbourne beer deliveries on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Brewery tours

Australia’s favourite beers, including Carlton Draught, VB and Crown Lager, are brewed behind our doors. Take one of our beer tours to explore over 150 years of Melbourne’s brewing history. Gain an insight into the brewer's craft, learn the secrets of the iconic Abbotsford brewery, and recap your inspiring journey over a few cold tasters of brewery fresh beers.

SPECIAL TOUR OFFERS! Book a tour for 3 adults and get a 4th adult free!

Private events

Ever dreamed of throwing a party in a brewery? The Carlton Brewhouse is right near the city and opens its doors to private events on weeknights and weekends, adapting to suit your needs for weddings, engagements, birthdays, university and sporting clubs’ events, memorable bucks' parties and more.

Corporate events

You'll be the toast of the office when you book an exclusive corporate event including conferences, awards nights, seminars or social occasions. The Carlton Brewhouse is a unique function venue, comprising three separate and adaptable event spaces that can comfortably host up to 400 guests, just 10 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, with a package to suit your needs. The quality catering is managed in-house and, most importantly, the beer is always fresh!


  • Carlton draught

    Carlton Draught is a traditional, full-strength lager that is crisp on the mid-palate with a good malt character and smooth full-bodied flavour. Clean hop bitterness gives the brew a slightly dry finish.

  • Pure Blonde

    Pure Blonde is a light, crisp, aromatic lager that delivers a superior taste. It has been specially brewed longer to produce a beer that is low in carbohydrates.

  • Crown Lager

    Crown Lager is Australia's premium lager beer. It has a creamy fruitiness with a rich, malty mid-palate, bal­anced with the crisp, clean finish of Pride of Ringwood hops. Brewed from the finest malt and hops, using CUB's original and unique strain of brewing yeast.

  • Crown Golden Ale

    At Crown we are committed to using the finest Australian ingredients. Our brew masters have created a refreshing ‘Australian-style’ ale with fruit aromas and a sweet maltiness: brewed with Crown’s signature highest grade Australian barley (CA1) & iconic Australian hop variety, Galaxy®.

  • Victoria Bitter

    Victoria Bitter (VB) has long been Australia’s favourite beer, and is specially brewed to deliver full flavour when ice cold, making it the ideal beer for the Australian climate.

  • Carlton Mid

    The use of traditional bittering hops and the finest hop extracts combine to give this beer its delightful hop character. The muted malt flavours in this midstrength beer give it perfect balance and drinkability.

  • Carlton Dry

    The exceptional Dry finish has been achieved through a special brewing process, removing sugars over an extended period of time, creating a remarkably smooth, crisp, dry finish with lower carbohydrates than other full strength beers.