Today New Life on the Road took a day out from homeschooling (well the book work at least!). I took four of our five boys to The Bundaberg Barrel – Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.
The Bundaberg Barrel
Upon arriving at The Bundaberg Barrel I was blown away by how friendly all the staff were. They greeted us warmly, and explained how the tour of the Bundaberg Barrel worked. Then they let us explore the store before we decided to take the tour. Each of us was given a black little device that looks like a phone. It had a chain so I was reassured that the younger two boys would not drop them! Each different room has a different number, when we entered the tour we were told to press one (and then each room after had the next number!)
The Bundaberg Beer Started
Established in 1960. The family owned business has been making Bundaberg Beer Drinks for over 40 years. Over the last 40 odd years they have changed direction, changed who they market the drinks to, changed business name but remained as a family owned company….and always kept to the same recipe for Bundaberg Beer! In 1995 they changed their Business name to “Bundaberg Brewed Drinks” so that they could focus on expanding their range of drinks, and still offer the highest quality tasting Brewed Drinks. Today they import to about 30 different companies!
The Bundaberg Barrel Was Built
In 2005 the business decided to build “The Bundaberg Barrel” so that the locals and the tourist are able to share the experience of how the Number one Ginger Beer is made, with educational interactive displays and computers that are all “touch screen” so that children (and adults!) are able to have fun while learning……so I guess you could say that we did do Home schooling as it was all hands on! Here is how the New Life on the Road spent their wonderful day….
Highly Recommend The Tour
If you ever visit Bundaberg or live in the area then I highly recommend you check out The Bundaberg Barrel - it was so much fun, and worth watching the boys trying out the smelly machine, the bubble machine, building a puzzle, listening to the information on their hand held black devices and watching their faces as they taste tested the 14 different Bundaberg Brewed Drinks:)
Thanks for watching the youtube video, and for checking out where we spent the day. If you also want to know more about Bundaberg then Postcard From Bundaberg is where we spent a great day at Botanic Gardens last week!