Shambles Brewery is one of Hobart's newest brew pubs, located in an old warehouse on the North Hobart strip, just a few blocks from the CBD. The brewery was opened in early 2016 by a couple of keen home brewers, with the help of a network of friends and family (including award-winning architects Room 11 and local designer Atomic Blender.)
The brewery's name pays homage to the venue's origins as a butchery and small goods factory (with the word “Shambles” originally meaning "meat market" in historical England.) The warehouse space has been embraced and transformed into a brewery, bar and function space, complete with a fire pit, a beer hall beside the brewhouse and a table tennis table made from concrete blocks. The bar also serves Tasmanian wine, cider and spirits alongside Shambles’ beers and has a changing menu of snacks and meals such as sticky pork ribs, sliders and fried chicken.
Shambles Brewery doesn’t focus on brewing beers with a particular theme or on brewing beer styles from any particular region or era; instead, the brewery strives to produce a diverse range of beers of varying styles, with quality and creativity being the core objectives. Beer is available on site, in other pubs around Tasmania and in take-home growlers direct from the Brewery.
Shambles Brewery Beers
A refreshing beer chock-full of citrusy hop aroma and flavour. Crisp and easy-drinking, the mild bitterness and approachable alcohol level make this a great session beer. Summer Ale – 4.3% abv
This copper-coloured ale features caramel and toffee flavours and a firm and pleasant bitterness, with a slight wafting of hop aroma. An easy-drinking, malt-focused beer. Amber Ale – 4.8% abv
Our tribute to Rex Mundy, the 88 year old founder of Mundy and Sons Butchers who still operate the butchery downstairs. An earthy, full-bodied golden ale with a spicy, peppery malt character derived from the rye, balanced by subtle fruity hop flavours. Golden Rye Ale – 5.4% abv.
Dances With Hops
A combination of five hops gives this beer an intense hop flavour and aroma, with citrus, fruit and pine characters. The hop assault is balanced by a higher alcohol level and a firm, lingering bitterness. American IPA – 6.4% abv.
Big, dark, smooth and velvety with notes of toffee, caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee - just like the big man himself. The complex malt flavours are matched by stronger alcohol and a balanced bitterness. Robust Porter – 6.6% abv.