With Tasmania's reputation as a state of natural beauty and a producer of great artisan products, it's no wonder that our craft & microbrew culture has been in a state of huge growth in recent years. That's why we thought we'd list a couple of breweries below that put out some really great beverages!
Iron house Brewery
"Iron House Brewery is in its 10th year of Brewing. We offer a core 10 craft beers and a range of Seasonal brews.
- We brew in small but hand crafted batches of 700lts
- Located 100m from the Ocean at the pristine beach front White Sands Estate on Tasmania's East Coast
- Currently not only brewing beer, but is now also a producing vineyard and working distillery.
- And last but not least - arguably the best view in the state from any tasting room."
- Craig Spilsbury, Iron House Brewery Industry Representative
Van Dieman Brewing
"Van Diemen Brewing is based just outside the historic northern town of Evandale. Its state-of-the-art brewery is surrounded by English oak trees over 100 years old, as well as rolling paddocks that produce beef, lamb and, occasionally, beer-fed pork.
(Their) commitment to excellence, combined with traditional ale recipes and only the finest natural ingredients – no additives or preservatives – means great Tasmanian beer."
Bruny Island Beer Co.
Location: Bruny Island
"Bruny Island Beer Co. started with a conversation between a cheese maker and a brewer. Nick Haddow, founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., and Evan Hunter, formerly of Tasmanian stalwarts Seven Sheds, Moo Brew and Lark Distillery, designed the brewery around a shared enthusiasm for fermentation and regionally distinctive, artisan produce.
The brewery was built behind the cheesery in Great Bay, Bruny Island and our first beer was released in February 2016."
"Seven Sheds beers are distinguished by their artisanal, “hands-on” approach and small-batch brewing methods (1,000 litres or less per brew) using traditional brewing techniques including open fermenters and a secondary fermentation in the bottle and keg. Inspiration comes from many sources including English and Belgian beer styles and locally-sourced ingredients such as quinoa, organic oatmeal, ginseng, berries and stone-fruit. Tasmanian barley and hops are featured in most of the brews, including Leggett and Fuggle hops grown on-site."
"Devils Brewery is a ‘Gypsy Brewing company’. The term has found its way into the industry to describe brewers who utilise downtime on existing breweries to create their own beers.
Working with local Tasmanian producers is a large part of the business ethos and allows us to create fresh and interesting beer styles. This includes Villino’s Coffee for our ‘Midnight Expresso’ Coffee stout to our grains, smoked by Bruny Island Smoke House, for our ‘Smokey Moll’ Porter.
- Devil's Brewery
Got any more local Tasmanian beer recommendations? Drop us a comment and let us know!