Whether you consider yourself a beer connoisseur or just someone who enjoys a fine ale now and then, a tour of Tasmania’s world-class breweries and distilleries will be a rewarding journey.
Travel across the island state for a fantastic chance to witness stunning landscapes and picturesque towns, learn about the operations that go into producing and bottling your favourite brews and, of course, some all-important taste testing.
Tasmanian ales and lagers are internationally recognised and have received countless awards, so why not discover some of the secrets behind their flavours and quality while you’re there?
In Hobart, you can take a guided tour of the historic Cascade Brewery – which is situated at the foot of the magnificent Mount Wellington and features a sandstone Georgian facade.
As Australia’s oldest continuously operating brewery and just five minutes drive from Hobart’s CBD, you will appreciate the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the building and be educated on all aspects of the beer-making process – from malting to brewing and packaging.
Moorilla Estate, to the north of Hobart, is the home of boutique beers based on classic German traditions of pure water, no preservatives and the best hops. The area itself has plenty to offer, with a world-class restaurant, the country’s largest private museum, a cool-climate vineyard and cellar door and views of the Derwent River.
In Launceston you have the choice between the James Boags Discovery Tour – a 60-minute exclusive insight into the key elements of the brewing process and a tasting of four award-winning beers – or the Boags Beer Lovers Tour, which is 90 minutes of more comprehensive information and a sample of fine Tasmanian cheeses.
If the biggest drawcard is the beer, then try the Amber Ticket for 40 minutes of pure indulgence as you taste the entire range of James Boags’ offerings.