Eating Out In Tasmania: Cascade Brewery
Even though no one was working in the factory, we still got a very thorough explanation about how the beer is made, and I learnt about different kinds of hops used to produce beer.
We were given 3 bottle caps when we paid for the tour. These were redeemed the end of the tour for 3 samples of any beers, ciders, or non-alcoholic beverages on offer.
I started with the Mercury Sweet cider. I found it to have a subtle flavour, but I still prefer Pipsqueak cider by Little Creatures. I know my friend Alana prefers Mercury to Pipsqueak, but at the end of the day, it’s like wine; it’s down to your own personal tastes. I like the bitterness that Pipsqueak has, but I also like beer; Alana, on the other hand, does not. (Not that there is anything wrong with that! I still love you Alana!)
I also sampled the Pale Ale, and Apple Isle. I have been drinking the non-alcoholic Apple Isle for yonks, so I know it’s fizzy, sweet and just all around awesome.
I thought the menu at Cascade would be better. I was expecting great food like at Little Creatures Brewery, where the food matched the beer perfectly. It was a pleasant dining experience however, with a lovely atmosphere, and my free 3 samples of beers and cider.
140 Cascade Road
Telephone: (03) 6224 1117
Tours of the brewery run twice daily; 11am and 1pm. Bookings are essential.
I loved the Cascase brewery. Pity no one was working there as the whurring and clanging of machinery is something to behold!
Looks like the GFC has affected the brewery. When I was there a couple of years back, they had specific cardboard tokens for the free beers.
Didn't you get a chance to check out the gift shop?
Conor @ HoldtheBeef
At least the kitchen staff were working even if the brewery staff were not! I'm a fan of Cascade Green. I'd like to try their ciders, but whenever I'm faced with a choice between beer and cider I just can't not drink the beer!
Your root vegetables are funny, it's like someone put a red sock in the white wash 😉
Adrian @ Food Rehab
Love butter on steak! The place seems so picturesque. Counting down till Feb when I go up there. Little Creatures is now on my list- thanks!!
Gorgeous photos! Shame the food wasnt as good as you were hoping, but looks like a pretty place to have a bite to eat anyway.
that's my dad in he background of our photo of the taps! he works there as does my little brother. Seeing your photos made me quite home sick – they're lovely!
Great photos! I've never been to the Cascade brewery, but recognise the building from the ads. And that(stuffed) Tasmanian tiger looks like my cat 🙂
Iron Chef Shellie
Hi Simon – I can't resist a gift shop! I bought a Mercury cider to take home =)
Hi Conor – lol! yes, it seems the colour ran all over my root vegetables =(
Hi Adrian – Ahhh.. lucky you!!
Hi Imasugarjunkie – Thanks! It was good to have a bite still =)
Hi Emma – Ha! That's awesome! I've been waiting for the day for someone to recognize someone else in my photos.
Hi Belle – Thanks! haha, hope your cat isn't stuff though!