As the oldest functioning brewery in Australia, Cascade Brewery is no ordinary beer brewer in Southern Hobart. Renowned as an Aussie icon in the sphere of beer production this veritable institution is also a hot-pick attraction that is not just reserved for beer lovers touring Tasmania. Producing an impressive 36 million litres of beer each year the fully functional beer brewery is set in the Cascade Estate which originally housed a saw mill business. With a history that dates back to the 1800’s Cascade Brewery is now a multi-million dollar enterprise producing and selling a wide range of beers, lager, apple cider and non-alcoholic beverages such as the likes of blackcurrant syrup and apple juice to the world at large.
Considered to be one of the few breweries in the world to operate its own malting the brewery produces malts that are used to make its most popular brews including the Pale Ale and Premium Lager from the in-house grown barley seeds. A tour of the world renowned brewery will take guests across the expansive property which includes 3 acres of heritage gardens. Idyllic and perfect for a leisurely stroll the well-maintained gardens of the enclave are flanked by a fantastic restaurant and a cafe. Beer fans can discover the illustrious legacy of the brewery at the Cascade Museum which displays photographic and documented exhibits from the past denoting turning points in the history of this national institution. Brewer’s tales and hearty anecdotes decorate the walls of the museum which resembles a cosy country home rather than an austere educational venue. The bar at the locale is another highlight as the Cascade Tasting Paddle located here allows visitors to sample the wide variety of beers manufactured by the brewery. The complicated processes of producing a great tasting ale or beer can also be experienced firsthand on a tour that takes guests to the behind-the-scenes operations of the beer production business. A gift shop is also on-site while the Cascade Store is also on hand for those who wish to take a bubbly souvenir of their visit to the Cascade Brewery.
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