Hobart’s Cascade Brewery is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. It was founded beside a clean water stream in 1824.
Cascade is unique among Australian breweries and rare among breweries worldwide in that it produces malt for its mainstream beers from locally grown barley.
The brewery produces a range of fine Tasmanian beers and soft drinks. You can take a two-hour brewery tour to see all aspects of the beer-making process – from malting and brewing to packaging. Bookings are essential, and the tour involves plenty of stair climbing, but your efforts will be rewarded by thirst-quenching free samples at the end.
Admission is $25 for adults ($20 concession and students) and $12 for 5 to 17 year olds who don’t get to sample the alcoholic drop. It’s not suitable for kiddies under five. Families of 2 adults and 2 children pay $60. The brewery is at 140 Cascade Road in South Hobart – phone (03) 6224 1117 and the official website is: http://www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/
And, of course, Rydges Hobart is handy for all your accommodation needs!