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Elmar’s in the Valley: tours with German Influence

Beer taps & brewing equipment at Elmars in the ValleyWhen you’re on a brewery tour in Perth, you want to see the best of the best, and who knows beer better than the Germans? Elmar’s in the Valley, a boutique brewery that serves traditional German beer and fine food, is the biggest German establishment in Perth.

Elmar’s in the Valley creates all of their own beers at their Swan Valley brewery, where you’ll get to sample ales & lager during your boutique brewery tour with Top Gun Tours. They offer several kinds of beers all year long: Ein Stein Pilsner, Kick Back Wheat, Over Draft Alt Ale, and Schwartz Bier. They also offer several seasonal beers, including a traditional German Oktoberfest beer called Märzen.

Depending on when you book your tour with Top Gun, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a number of delicious, authentic, German beers at Elmar’s in the Valley.

While you’re testing out those delicious beers, you can watch the beer brewing in the largest glass microbrewery in the Southern Hemisphere from a viewing platform in the bar.

In order to maintain their high standards, Elmar’s in the Valley brews their beer according to the Bavarian Law of 1516, meaning that the only ingredients in their beers are these four: hops, malt, yeast, and water. To keep their beers pure, the malts and hops are imported from Germany, and Elmar’s does not use any artificial colours, artificial flavours, preservatives, or chemicals.

Authentic German Beers in Perth

To maintain the authenticity of their German brews, Elmar’s serves their beer to the customer directly from the vats, which are stored behind the bar and designed specifically to preserve the beer and maintain the highest quality. This is especially important because Elmar’s does not filter and heat their beers to pasteurise it, as these processes can affect the quality of the beers.

A state-of-the-art computer system, imported directly from Germany, runs the brewery and helps ensure that the beer is brewed accurately and authentically, and of the highest quality. Not only is Elmar’s glass kettle and copper lauter vessel micro-brewery the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, but this German computer system also makes it one of the smartest.

Taking a brewery tour with Top Gun Tours means you’ll have the opportunity to sample the German beers and purchase tasty small goods at one of Perth’s top boutique brewery stops, and midweek – you’ll be able to witness the brewing process in action.

Responsible Brewing Practices

One of the things that make Elmar’s in the Valley special is what they do to minimise their footprint. The building design is meant to minimise energy use, keeping cold and hot processes separately and directing heat from one process to another rather than heating and cooling with machines.

They also recycle as many materials as possible, grow most of their own herbs and spices used in brewing and cooking, and in the case that they do brew too much beer, the use it to cook some of their traditional German recipes.

Swan Valley Boutique Brewery Tours

On a Swan Valley Brewery Tour, you’ll get to see the best of the best in Perth. Elmar’s in the Valley brings traditional German beers to you. Enjoy the experience of watching and sampling traditional German beers that are brewed to the exact standards of the Bavarian Purity Law.

When you book a tour that includes Elmar’s in the Valley, you can rest assured that you’ll have an amazing time. We take care of everything for you, from transportation to food to amazing beers in Perth’s best boutique breweries.

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"Matt is a true gentleman. He works hard to make his tours the best. You're looked after 100% and feel very relaxed from start to finish! If you love boutique beers and a great friendly hospitality Top Gun Tours won't disappoint :-) thank you"



"I just wanted to say thanks for doing everything possible to give us a great experience during our beer tour on 30th Dec. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would like to commend you on your service and professionalism. You made the brewery tour one to remember, we won't hesitate in recommending you to our friends and we'll definitely book another tour with you sometime in the future."



"Thanks for the awesome brewery tour Matt! Everything went so well and it was great to just relax and know that the day was in good hands. Thanks so much, everyone had a ball!!"



"Awesome tour once again (my 3rd time now, it's that good). Matt is a legend, can't speak highly enough of him (even though he wore his Hawthorn jersey all day after the grand final). If you're looking for a fun day out, get onto the liquid gold brewery tour. Looking forward to the next trip with Top Gun in the future!"



"This tour really was 'Top Gun'. Premier venues, tastings, lunch and coach travel with added fizz from Matt. We have been on wine trips around the world - California, France and Spain in particular - and this trip was up there with the very best. Close to Perth, short distance between wineries so more tastings and less travel time. Would recommend a visit to the Swan Valley. Many thanks again Matt for a fantastic day."