Thursday, March 20

Beer With A View

Let's combine craft beer with some off-road adventure. Why didn't someone think of that before? Exactly. In a moment of pure inspiration Ben Neville decided he'd offer tours of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula  which would showcase both its magnificent landscape (our trip included a beach drive to the mouth of the Murray) and its best food, beer and wine experiences. His Craft Beer Adventure includes tastings at four breweries (Goodieson's, Vale Ale, The Smiling Samoyed and the Steam Engine) and a really delicious vineyard lunch at the Elbow Room in McLaren Vale. There's also a good supply of chilled SA beer in the man-size esky at the back of the sturdy Troop Carrier. Ben, who grew up on the peninsula, is a natural raconteur with a passion for wildlife, geology, gastronomy and tall tales. He's also a great bloke. Excellent value for $199. Book now at