About the Brewhouse

The Carlton Brewhouse is one of Melbourne's top rating attractions, catering for tourists and locals alike with a variety of ways to enjoy a great brewery experience. Guests can tour the brewery or just join us to enjoy great food, beer and cider, check out the displays and Beer Gear or relax in the beer garden.

History of Cub’s Abbotsford Brewery


CUB have been brewing beer on the banks of the Yarra River in Abbotsford for over 100 years. The site of the current brewery was originally home of the Melbourne Co-Operative Brewing Company, a brewery established in 1904 by Melbourne publicans to compete with the Society of Melbourne Brewers (a group that included the Victoria Brewery and Carlton Brewery). Here they brewed Abbotsford Stout and Melbourne Bitter (amongst other great brews).

In 1924 The Melbourne Cooperative Brewery and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) joined forces to become the dominant Victorian brewer producing a formidable portfolio of beers, many of which we still make today. Over the next 80 years CUB’s other Melbourne breweries closed down and the Abbotsford site grew to its current size, capable of brewing up to 150,000 litres of beer a day.


"...if you love beer and food this is a great place to go! Loved the tour and seeing how beer is made and produced. Very knowledgeable tour guide and after the tour you get to choose 6 beers to taste and have a feed. The unpasteurized Carlton draught was amazing and fresh!"

Hayley G


"An interesting and very informative tour of the brewery, tasting was terrific and the meal was really good."

Clare M


"Gave my husband and son in law this tour with lunch for their birthday last year... We had a great tour and very informative with our guide. Great sampling of the beer and a good meal afterwards."