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Quench your thirst with Bundy’s Best Brews at these iconic spots around town!

Guest Blogger Bio Jess Marsellos

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are renowned all over the world for their amazing, authentic and deliciously tasty soft drink brews. With 50 years under their belt, the family legacy is continued using the same traditional methods that have been passed down for generations. These brews are best enjoyed with a visit to someplace special, so pick up a few mixed six packs from The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel on Bargara Road and transport both your tastebuds and your travel buddies to some of these iconic scenic spots.

 

Ginger Beer – Let’s start where it all began, the jewel in the crown at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Ginger Beer. It quenches your thirst in all the right ways, Ginger Beer loves hot days, long walks and big bike rides. This one is best enjoyed up the top of the Hummock where you can view the rich volcanic soil the ginger has been grown in and the sugarcane that has lovingly made this drink so delicious. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset over the luscious fields which yield so much of Bundaberg’s gorgeous produce. With no compromise in ingredients or quality, mix it up Bundy style and hold it upside down to see real brewed ginger pieces floating to form a flavour-filled cloud.

Sarsaparilla - take a trip down memory lane with Sarsaparilla as liquorice root, sarsaparilla root and vanilla bean notes accompany your sense of nostaliga as you deep dive into the art deco era of aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler. Uncover the legendary triumphs and possibilities of Bert Hinkler whilst remembering what it was like to visit the old milk bar with soda’s as good as these at The Hinkler Hall of Aviation.  The perfect backdrop to this tried and tested old favourite. The team at the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel suggest pouring over ice and adding fresh lime and mint for a flavour infusion like no other! Or for the super sweet toothed, pour over 2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream for the ultimate Sarsaparilla Spider.

Lemon, Lime & Bitters - craft brewed with a special mix of aromatic spices this one is perfect for a boat trip aboard the Lady Musgrave Experience. Departing the Bundaberg Port Marina daily this trip to a largely undiscovered part of the Great Barrier Reef will have you wondering at marvels at every turn. Snorkel, swim, walk and enjoy a glass bottom boat ride as you explore this coral cay. The newly launched Lady Musgrave HQ is perfect for larger groups with bunk style accommodation or a romantic getaway for couples on the upper deck.

Lemonade - Full bodied and with all the good juicy lemony bits, this brew is a classic take on a traditional summertime lemonade. With each sip you’ll be transported back to your days of youth spent under the summer sun, playing cricket with the family on the beach and eating hot fish and chips by the seashore. A brew that has been a part of family fun for generations, enjoy this flavour on your perfect next family holiday, and create new memorable moments with a day trip to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Just a short 25min scenic flight from Bundaberg, spend your day with the family at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort exploring a lagoon abundant in reef fish and marine wildlife that you can choose to explore by snorkel, diving in or in the comfort of a glass bottom boat. No doubt you’ll be tuckered out from all the excitement so be sure to refuel with a refreshing sip of your lemonade before continuing the fun with rock pool wanderings and sunset cruises.

Apple Cider – Similarly to Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Kalki Moon,  is another family owned and operated business, born and raised from the cane fields of Bundaberg. Head to this artisan gin distillery to taste Apple Cider with some of your favourite liquors. Take a tour with Rick Prosser, head distiller and learn how this delicious, local gin is made. If gin is not your thing (or you are bringing the kids) there is a great range of Bundy Brewed mixers available.  Try the Pink Gin & Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Apple Cider at the cellar door after your tour - delish.

Passionfruit – considered to be the star of the brewed drinks sparkling selection, this real, natural and taste bud tingling flavour is a must have on your next brunch outing with the gals. From the moment you pop the top, you’ll be immersed in the smell of ripe passionfruit that has been bottled and crafted with love. Best enjoyed with friends on a warm summer day, make your way to one of the regions culinary gems and uncover another taste of Bundaberg at Macadamia’s Australia’s new Visitor Centre and Café. After exploring the immersive centre, set yourselves among the abundant macadamia trees and enjoy a treat from The Orchard Table café before washing it down with a cool passionfruit brew. Combining two natural and unique flavours all in one place, the perfect brunch escape.

Blood Orange - Zesty and citrus notes will accompany you to Elliott Heads beach. Enjoy this naturally tasty tipple as you float your worries away in your own little mermaid lagoon in one of the many gorgeous pools of coral. With your taste buds still buzzing, discover a reef within reach just metres from the shore and play I-Spy with the marine lift that wad below.

 

Burgundee (Creaming Soda) - nostalgia never tasted so good. This is a rich, red grape driven creaming soda and it is so creamy in all the right places. Take this one with you on the beautifully restored river ferry the Bundy Belle. This is a beautiful way to take in much of the gorgeous sights, sounds and wildlife of the Burnett River and Dale, your guide is a long term local super knowledgeable in everything cruising, the river (& is pretty fancy on the jazz saxophone too) and its history.

Guava - it’s hard to believe with the colour of this one that it’s all natural - but it is! This is a smooth brew with guava flavours to savour the seaside by. Head to Woodgate Beach and enjoy the stretches of white sand and take a delightful dip in the ocean. Pack your Guava to refresh and rejuvenate after a bike ride/walk/scoot along the esplanade.

Pineapple & Coconut – Toes in the sand, sun on your skin, pina colada in hand, perfect right? This beauty of a brew is like drinking a pina colada, just without the alcoholic bits. What better spot to feel like you’re in Club Tropicana, than local hidden gem, Coonarr. With real coconut water and pineapple juice, this taste of the Australian Summer in the iconic stubby bottle will transport you to the tropics.

Pink Grapefruit - take this tangy citrus sensation to a pretty sensational picnic spot. Go to Kelly Street in Burnett Heads and take two under the big fig tree. Lounge in the shade as you sip this vibrant juicy brew and let the kids will get lost in the labyrinth of roots and vines in this magical tree.  

Peach - A flavour that tastes as natural as the fruit itself, this brew can only be described as a glass full of fun, reminiscent of days spent zipping down slides and playing tag in the park. Keeping true to the memory, pack yourself a picnic and gather the troops for a morning or afternoon spent at Bargara’s Turtle Park and Playground. Let the mini me’s run wild and quench you thirst with a delicious blend of sweet juicy peaches.  

Tropical Mango - what two things go best together? Tropical mango and tropical rare fruits! The rare fruit orchard is just one of the many attractions at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, steam trains on Wednesday and Sundays, massive nature-play inspired park, duck feeding, Japanese and Chinese gardens and much more. You can take your scooters or bikes and zoom around the gardens or just take your walking feet. Enjoy a taste of the tropics as you wander these flower laced pathways.

Spiced Ginger Beer – Like Christmas in a bottle, with festive flavours of cinnamon and cloves, this pimped up ginger beer is fast becoming as iconic as the original. Pick up your Spiced Ginger Beer right where the Bundaberg Brewed magic happens, at The Bundaberg Barrel on Bargara Road. You can take a self guided tour (complete with smell-o-vision), purchase all of the flavours (singles, cartons, mixed six packs) and learn how and why these beverages are brewed to perfection. There are also guided tasting experience with the bubbly Bundaberg Brewed experts who can help you find your favourite brew (it will be hard to pick, trust us!). If you’re looking to pick up a few unique Christmas pressies, then be sure to create your own custom Ginger Beer bottle, complete with a photo of you with a big smiley grin!

The Bundaberg Barrel is your one stop shop for all things sweet, fizzy and delicious! To taste the Bundy Brewed difference yourself and discover the family legacy and the reason why this continues to be Australia’s favourite brew for over 50 years, book your tour here.

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