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Joslyn and Matt, Owners, Hop On Brewery Tours

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Josyln and Matt started Hop On Brewery Tours in 2015 as a way to share the Gold Coast’s fantastic local breweries the with the rest of the world. ‘Hop On’ was the Gold Coast’s first full-time brewery tour operator and is proud to support local Australian businesses – 90% of their breweries are Australian owned and operated.

As with many small businesses, the lockdown restrictions were tough for the team at Hop On. Lockdown forced most of their partner venues to close, meaning they were unable to s for four months.

Thankfully they have now reopened, albeit with a smaller group size to make sure they abide by social distancing regulations.

Although they were briefly forced to close, Joslyn says the support the team has received from their customers has been amazing. Most guests were deeply understanding and willing to postpone their tours until the restrictions were lifted and, despite the lack of international travel, their locals stepped up and brought friends along to join them for the day.

Once the pandemic is over and normal life returns, Joslyn and Matt look forward to being able to continue their support of local charities Give Me 5 For Kids, the Starlight Foundation and Gold Coast Ramble, as well as continuing to share their love of the Gold Coast and its local businesses with Australia.

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