This tour is suitable for beer-lovers, home brewers, industry professionals and the uninitiated who just want to be entertained while drinking delicious beers. We’ll tell you the story of how Tasmanian brewing began in the early days of colonial settlement around 1804, when the island, known as Van Diemen’s Land, was home to many rogues and villains, some of whom played a major role in establishing Tasmania’s brewing industry, including Peter Degraves, founder of Australia’s oldest brewery, Cascade.
While there aren’t as many rogues left today (as far as we know) there are still a hell of a lot of brewers and they are using some of the same techniques (and of course new ones) to re-establish Tasmania as Australia’s home of craft brewing. Come spend the day in the breweries and learn about Tasmania’s rich craft brewing industry.
Breweries we visit include – HOBART BREWING COMPANY / LAST RITES BREWING CO / DOUBLE HEAD BREWING /MOO BREW / CAPTAIN BLIGH’S / CASCADE BREWERY / T-BONE BREWING CO / WINSTON BREWING CO / SHAMBLES BREWERY.
FRIDAY TOUR 12pm - 5.30pm – Brooke St Pier – Shambles Brewery – Captain Bligh’s – Double Head Brewing - Hobart Brewing Company.
SATURDAY TOUR 12pm - 5.30pm – Brooke St Pier – Shambles Brewery – Winston Brewing Co – Last Rites Brewing Co. Hobart Brewing Company.
The tour will conclude back in Hobart at Hobart Brewing Company where you’re welcome to have more drinks and continue on into the evening. Red Square Markets are frequently held on a Friday evening and make for a great meeting place, right next door to the brewery.
When: Tours run every Friday and Saturday. Check the calendar for upcoming available dates. Approximately 5 hours.
What to bring: Please dress appropriately for the occasion, while it may appear warm in Hobart, the weather can change throughout the day, so please ensure to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes and your camera!
Please note, while this is our usual itinerary, the venues may change slightly due to industry operations, in which case we may visit other breweries, depending on availabilities. Start times are fixed, however end of tour times can change slightly depending upon traffic and other factors.