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[{"address":"The Welder's Dog","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.51536245935996,"longitude":151.66835865000002},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fkarli%20armidale.png?alt=media&token=42388bc6-6052-44d7-b78f-7114ed5859a6"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Armidale's ultimate Afternoon Craft Beer and Dinner Tour! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿด My name's Karli, and I'm your spirited guide on this mouthwatering adventure through our charming town. ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐Ÿฐ As a craft beer enthusiast and a lover of all things culinary, I can't wait to show you the hidden gems and flavor-packed delights that await us along the way. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ” So, get ready to stroll through Armidale's picturesque streets, savoring the finest craft brews and indulging in scrumptious dishes from one bar to another. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ซ With a heart full of excitement and a smile on my face, I promise you an afternoon brimming with laughter, good company, and unforgettable memories. So, let's raise our glasses, capture delightful moments, and make this tour an absolute blast! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚ See you soon, adventurous beer and food enthusiasts! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š"},{"type":"text","content":"# The Welder's Dog๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fwelders.jpeg?alt=media&token=4e5dd085-09dc-4b4c-939e-649d23907d6b"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fwelders%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=a67331c9-cbb7-40eb-add0-42ab25e64789"},{"type":"link","title":"Welder's Dog Website","content":"https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/"},{"type":"link","title":"Our Brews","content":"https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/our-brews/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.theweldersdog.com.au/our-brews/"},{"type":"text","content":"Ladies and gentlemen, let's raise our glasses to the our first enchanting stop on our Armidale Afternoon Craft Beer & Dinner Tour - a place that's sure to lift your spirits: The Welder's Dog! Have you ever wondered where the best craft beer in Armidale is brewed? How about sampling a brew that taps directly into the heart of New England, right here in Australia? You're about to discover it!\n\nAs your guide-in-the-know, let me set the scene. Imagine you're in a rustic yet stylish bar with walls adorned by artworks of local talent, music playing softly in the background- that's the essence of The Welder's Dog. This authentic, local brewery is more than just a bar, it's a social hub where local stories are shared over pints of bespoke brews.\n\nAs we stand here at The Welder's Dog, I invite you to not only taste the unique, handcrafted beers but also to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Perhaps you might even like to strike up a conversation with the friendly barkeep, who's known for his undeniable passion for craft beer. Could you dare to ask? What's behind the unusual name, \"The Welder's Dog\"?\n\nThe Welder's Dog holds a special place in my heart for the sense of community it fosters. An enduring tale accompanies its quirky name, going back to when it was just an idea sketched on a napkin between three farmer friends. Their passion for creating distinct, local flavours out of their love for the land is a captivating story that breathes life into every pint.\n\nJust take a moment to admire the beautifully worn wooden tables. Can you trace the years of cheerful conversation, hearty laughter, and great beer that's soaked into them? As for what treasures lie within the beer itself, you'll find flavours you won't discover anywhere else, made from native Australian ingredients and revealing the true essence of New England's unique culinary culture.\n\nYour challenge, folks, is to pick a brew that tells your story. Is it the bold 'Farmhouse Ginger Beer', interlacing notes of spice and citrus? Or the 'Irish Red Ale', reminiscent of an autumn sunset with its rich, malty sweetness?\n\nOnce you've taken a sip and savored the moments this place holds, signal when you're ready to continue our journey. We have more Armidale secrets waiting to be unsealed, more laughs to share, and more culinary wonders to savour. After all, this is an expedition through one of Australia's highest cities, where the taste of the land, culture, and history is as high as our spirits. Cheers to that, and to The Welder's Dog!\n\n"}]},{"address":"Whitebull Hotel","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.51464095935969,"longitude":151.66885194999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Whitebull Hotel๐Ÿป๐Ÿจ"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fwhitebull%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=fc559c0b-9b76-4b51-a629-4bd22ddf5224"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fwhitebull%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=13085ed1-304a-44a7-9bed-04d82ec08526"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fwhitebull.jpeg?alt=media&token=4533768b-7a72-483c-bfee-182d7e58c50e"},{"type":"link","title":"Whitebull Hotel Website","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/"},{"type":"link","title":"Food Menu","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/content/uploads/2019/07/Winter-19-Food-Menu.pdf"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/content/uploads/2019/07/Winter-19-Food-Menu.pdf"},{"type":"link","title":"Wine List","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/content/uploads/2022/11/Whitebull-Hotel-Wine-List-Armidale-Restaurant-Pub.pdf"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.whitebull.net.au/content/uploads/2022/11/Whitebull-Hotel-Wine-List-Armidale-Restaurant-Pub.pdf"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, everyone, to the next captivating stop on our Armidale Afternoon Craft Beer & Dinner Tour: the Whitebull Hotel. Now, aren't you curious about why our next stop is not merely a pub but rather a symbol of Australia's rich history and brewing craftsmanship that dates back to the 1850s?\n\nThe tour we're on is more than a feast for your palate. It's an exploration of Armidale's history, culture, and the phenomenal beer-brewing talent that permeates the city. Tags that describe our tour best would be: Foodie, Artisanal, Historical, Social, Fun, and Educational.\n\nAs we stand here in front of the Whitebull Hotel, envision a time when gold prospectors frequented this place, revelling in their finds and sharing tales of their adventures. Its current form retains the original architecture dating back to 1868, looking every bit the grand dame of Armidale's vibrant architectural array.\n\nDid you know that the Whitebull Hotel hides beneath its charismatic charm a tantalizing secret? That's right, my friends. This establishment has its very own in-house brewery, ensuring every frothy pint you sip here is as fresh as it can be. As we enter, note the intricate detailing on the woodwork and the high ornate ceilings - a testament to the craftsmanship of the bygone era.\n\nNow, here comes the fun part for all the beer lovers in the group. Imagine the possibility of a blindfolded tasting! Can you differentiate between the hops used in various brews or the distinct caramel notes? This activity helps in understanding the nuances of beer tasting and quite frankly, is a whole lot of fun!\n\nMoving towards the hidden treasures of Whitebull, don't miss your chance to chat with the head brewer if odds are in your favor. Their insights into the brewing process and personalized tasting notes are an unmatchable experience you won't find anywhere online.\n\nJust look around you, feel the vibrant culture, and sense the artsy edge infused with history. Taste the legacy of Armidale's beer-brewing heritage with every sip of Whitebull's signature brews.\n\nOnce you have absorbed this remarkable mix of history and hops, take a little walk around to digest not just the scrumptious dinner but also the rich heritage before we move on to our next stop. And do remember, no matter where we go next, the taste of Armidale's finest beer will linger on your taste buds and etch an indelible memory of this fascinating tour.\n\n"}]},{"address":"The New England Hotel","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.51358390935925,"longitude":151.66535270000003},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# The New England Hotel๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ„"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fnew%20england.jpeg?alt=media&token=c1c36f38-2894-4f3f-9892-212661af835c"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fnew%20england%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=229689e3-f071-4e6b-88cd-2373f282c6c6"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fnew%20england%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=496033a1-6ffd-41d5-8b7b-36f1c21f52a5"},{"type":"link","title":"New England Hotel Website","content":"https://www.thenewenglandhotel.com.au/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.thenewenglandhotel.com.au/"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, dear travellers, to an authentic monument of New South Wales hospitality: The New England Hotel. Now, did you know this place was established way back in 1855? Isnโ€™t it fascinating to ponder the incredible stories that must have poured out of this place over the centuries?\n\nWelcome to the Armidale \"Afternoon Craft Beer & Dinner Tour\", where we journey back in time, weave through historic streets, and savour an exquisite blend of nature, culture, and culinary delights in Armidale, Australia's highest city. This Tour ventures through places deeply embedded in the soul of Armidale, combining history, architecture, culture, and of course, famous culinary stops. From our love for the craftbeers, to our fascination with Armidale's Victorian architecture, we sure have a lot to cover today.\n\nLet me share something about the New England Hotel. One aspect I dig down is its extraordinary construction, rich with the charm of 19th century architecture mixed with urban renovations, reflecting the city's past and its aspirations. It's hard not to feel spellbound as you gaze upon its original exposed brickwork and vintage features.\n\nAs we stand here, I want you to take a moment to observe your surroundings - the intricate Victorian details of the building or the alluring patio meant for a chilled beer in the lush summer evenings. Imagine, you are partaking in history just by standing in the shadows of this remarkable architectural beauty. Can you feel the spirit of the gold rush era that once drove this town?\n\nBy the way, would anyone like to guess how many different meals The New England Hotel serves daily? Hint: it's more than you can count on one hand! This vibrant hotel has been a rendezvous point for locals, tourists and even scholars from the nearby University of New England.\n\nIf you look towards the far corner, you'll notice an old photograph, hung rather inconspicuously against the rustic brick wall. That's a depiction of the Horse and Saddle Bar that existed during the early 20th century, a favourite spot for thirsty farmers and their horses!\n\nOnce you've taken it all in, we'll move on to experience their extensive craft beer selection and locally-sourced culinary wonders of โ€˜The Newieโ€™. We'll have the opportunity to meet some of the passionate people behind the beer, and if you're lucky, you might get to hear a tale or two more about this historic establishment.\n\nSo dear adventurers, are we ready to sip history one pint at a time? Come along, relish the stories and spirits of the New England Hotel and immerse yourself in this remarkable chapter of Armidale's past, right here, right now. Afterward, prepare to continue our delightful journey through this city of adventure and allure.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Railway Hotel","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.512406659358856,"longitude":151.65695355},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Railway Hotel๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿบ"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Frailway%20m.webp?alt=media&token=b65b557a-5521-487a-8240-c8415580f8c8"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Frailway%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=d9ad1474-7c47-48ad-acbe-6afb9b916add"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Frailway%202.jpeg?alt=media&token=a35123c8-b649-4af5-b685-2ea474cd6ddc"},{"type":"link","title":"Railway Hotel Website","content":"https://www.railwayhotelarmidale.com.au/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.railwayhotelarmidale.com.au/"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, dear friends, to the next intriguing stop on our Armidale Afternoon Craft Beer & Dinner Tour: the historic Railway Hotel! Can you imagine that this iconic structure, standing tall since 1889, still preserves the charm of the golden railway era?\n\nJust picture, as we stand here, the sound of steam engines and clinking glass echoing from the past. The Railway Hotel was the key cog in the social life of Armidale, bringing together the railroad workers after long days of connecting cities, states, and even, linking stories.\n\nThat's what creates the allure of the Railway Hotel. It's not just a building, but a living, breathing testament to Armidale's rich history. As a cultural and historical enthusiast, I can assure you, friends, this eon-old establishment is not just known for its crisp brews and hearty meals, but also for the fascinating tales it houses.\n\nLook around and take in the distinctive architecture, a blend of old-world charm with modern aesthetics. Imagine the nights full of laughter and cheer, discussions on politics, life and everything in between, woven into the very fabric of this place.\n\nHere's a little challenge for you all. Can you spot the original framework that has stood the test of time? Those rugged wooden beams, untouched, continue to narrate stories of the past to the present patrons. And when you get a chance, do make sure to run your hands over the seasoned teakwood bar counter, each scratch and nick possessing a tale of its own.\n\nNow, let's step inside. Inhale deeply and let the aroma of slow-cooked roasts meet the lingering scent of craft beers and fresh bread. Ask for the ale of the day, a local secret that online sources simply can't disclose. They still use an age-old brewing technique here, that's something unique. Can you taste how the flavours are more defined, mature?\n\nAs we end our visit to this marvelous relic of the past, refuelled by stories, architecture, culture, and of course, the delightful culinary masterpieces, give a nod to the cheery barkeep. He's as much a part of the Railway Hotel as those timeworn wooden beams.\n\nNow, signal when you're ready. Our next pit stop waits, promising an equally riveting journey into the past. Let these troves of memories etched deep in Armidale accompany us, as we continue our unforgettable, laughter-filled afternoon tour. After all, as your guide, my goal is to ensure these stories and sights linger on your minds, long after the sun has set over Australia's highest city.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Great Hops Brewery","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12231848505090098,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-30.499461714103138,"longitude":151.63290895000003},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# Great Hops Brewery๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿป"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fgreat%20hops.jpeg?alt=media&token=7f074391-54ee-4779-b085-8cb74e302edd"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fgreat%20hops%201.jpeg?alt=media&token=26abb71c-f96f-4244-90dc-30b054d2b2a6"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FhrPTl4rdeB6u9xdgHBsj%2Fgreat%20hops%20w.jpeg?alt=media&token=36e34fd3-bf20-4d8e-a4cf-dc8a2afda151"},{"type":"link","title":"Great Hops Website","content":"https://www.greathops.com.au/"},{"type":"link","content":"https://www.greathops.com.au/"},{"type":"text","content":"Ladies and gentlemen, do you smell that crisp, toasty aroma that fills the air around us? That's malted barley, a key ingredient in our next stop, the exciting and wonderfully engaging Great Hops Brewery. Did you know that the brewery was named 'Great' because it was founded by a botanist named Arnold Great, who was an expert in hops?\n\nNow, let's dive back into the story of the Great Hops Brewery. Despite its modern appearance, the brewery has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. As we gather around these rustic wooden tables, you can imagine Arnold Great, studying different species of hops in hopes- or should I say hops- of perfecting his brew. The brewery building we stand in today, with its tall ceilings and large windows, was designed with one goal in mind: to foster community. Itโ€™s a testament to the city's hard work in cultivating its craft brewing heritage and nurturing this gathering space for beer-lovers alike.\n\nAs we stand here in the fermentation room, if you look closely, you can see the natural brewing process in action as the wort transforms into beer. Notice the arrangement of copper and stainless-steel vats, beautifully displaying not just the complexity of brewing, but also the craftsmanship involved in setting such industrial-esque interiors - a nod to its history.\n\nJust over there is the tasting room. With numerous taps offering different brews, the palates of beer enthusiasts are sure to be pleased. I'd recommend you to try the 'Golden Ale,' a favourite of the locals! Also, donโ€™t forget to indulge in some delicious food, specially curated to pair with their beers.\n\nAs if this wasn't interesting enough, Great Hops Brewery holds the secret of an ancient beer recipe passed down through generations, known only to the head brewmaster. Now, how's that for a hidden treasure?\n\nOnce you've enjoyed the aroma of brewing malt, savoured your glass of craft beer, and taken in the atmospheric interiors, we'll let you create your own journey from here. We hope you have made great memories on this tour to remember, where every sip tells a story, and every corner holds a memorabele tale about Armidale's highest city, its people, and its adoration for good beer.\n\n"}]}]
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