The Cascade Brewery is Australia’s oldest continuously operating brewery, in South Hobart, Tasmania. The brewery is located in the foothills of Mount Wellington, five minutes’ drive from Hobart’s central business district.
Cascade 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.
The Cascades Visitors' Centre, once the brewery manager's house, is now a modern, light-filled building incorporating a bar and restaurant. You can sample the Cascade range here and enjoy a meal by the atrium windows, which have views of the brewery’s castle-like façade. Stroll through three hectares of gardens, or browse in the retail shop.
The Cascade Brewery was established in 1824 by ex-convict Peter Degraves. Today, Cascade's brewers combine traditional brewing skills and pure mountain water with premium Tasmanian barley and hops to create the Cascade range, which includes the multi-award winning Cascade Premium Lager - voted 'Best Premium Beer in Australia' in the 2003 Australian Good Taste Beer Awards