The Cascade Brewery was established in 1824 by ex-convict Peter Degraves. Australia’s oldest continuously running brewery, it’s located in the foothills of Mount Wellington, five minutes' drive from Hobart's CBD. It is also a proud Tasmanian Brewery.
Cascade’s brewers combine traditional beer-making skills and pure mountain water with premium barley and hops to create a range of fine Tasmanian beers. This includes the multi-award winning Cascade Pale Ale and the seasonal First Harvest Ale.
The brewery’s two-hour tour is an essential for any beer enthusiast visiting Tasmania. It’s a look into every aspect of the beer-making process – from malting and brewing to packaging. While the tour involves plenty of stair climbing, 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 laid-back and light-filled bar and restaurant. Here you can sample the Cascade range and enjoy a meal by the atrium window, then wander through the picturesque gardens before browsing in the retail shop.
Cascade Pale Ale
An Australian style Pale Ale, well-loved in our southernmost state for generations, Cascade Pale Ale is the oldest continuously brewed beer in the country. Hopped with Pride of Ringwood hops, it has a fragrant hoppy nose with a fine malt note in the mid-palate and a firm hop bitter finish. It uses our unique Cascade yeast.
Try matching with spicy grilled pork ribs with shredded apple & cabbage slaw. The refreshing and light malty palate contrasts the spiciness of the ribs, but also has the ability to complement the sweetness of the apple slaw.
Brewed in Australia's oldest operating brewery, Cascade Stout is brewed using all natural ingredients, the heroes being the rich roasted barley and Cascade's unique traditional yeast strain. This stout is a favourite amongst brewers at Cascade because of its toffee and caramel notes.
The roasted barley provides deep chocolate notes which are balanced with subtle sweet toffee and nutty roasted tones. Cascade Stout has a smooth and creamy body with a slight bitter lingering finish.
Try it with chocolate pudding served with cream. An alternative to port or dessert wine after dinner, the mocha notes of the stout contrast the sweetness of this decadent dessert and also cleanse the palate allowing you to have another delicious mouthful.
A classic Australian draught lager, recalled by many as the avour associated with the coming-of-age in Tasmania. Others might call it an old-school draught beer and drink it for a little of the retro-cool factor. A resinous hop aroma is backed up by the hint of caramelised malt and subtle fruity notes that create a traditional character. The bitterness is moderate and this beer nishes clean and refreshing.
A resinous hop aroma is backed up by the hint of caramelised malt and subtle fruity notes that create a traditional character. The bitterness is moderate and this beer nishes clean and refreshing.
Try it with flaky pastry Angus beef pie or a Shepherds pie topped with smooth, creamy mash.
A classic Australian lager, traditionally brewed with Australian hops, malt and yeast. Clean, sharp character, exhibiting good hop bitterness. Try it with a grilled beef patty, caramelised onion, vintage cheddar and tomato relish on a sourdough bun.
Cascade Premium Light
Cascade Premium Light is brewed using a combination of pale malt and roasted barley along with aroma and bittering hops to deliver a balanced combination of flavours at low alcohol (2.4%).
The soft, oral, herbal hop aroma and hint of roasted character follow through to the palate, delivering a full flavoured malty lager at reduced alcohol. The well rounded and moderately lingering bitterness provide a refreshing, clean finish.
Try it with grilled chipolatas, marinated olives, haloumi cheese and a side of crusty bread.