Brewhouse & Beer Garden
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.
Table bookings are welcomed for lunch and dinner with Happy Hours specials on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Our beer garden is dog friendly! Mans best friend is always welcome at the home of Carlton Draught.
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.