Cascade Brewery is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. It is based in South Hobart, Tasmania. The Cascade estate (originally a saw milling operation) was founded beside the clean water of the Hobart Rivulet in 1824 by Peter Degraves, an entrepreneur who emigrated from England. In 1826 charges were laid against Degraves for debt and he was taken into custody until 1831. In 1832 Peter Degraves built a Brewery on his property.
It is now owned by Foster’s Group. Cascade produces a range of beers, homebrew, apple cider (‘Mercury Cider‘ brand) and non-alcoholic beverages including apple juice, blackcurrant syrup & carbonated beverages.
Cascade is unique among Australian breweries and rare among breweries worldwide in that it operates it own maltings, producing malt for its mainstream beers (including Premium Lager & Pale Ale) from locally grown barley. Specialty malts for dark beers and the seasonal range are imported from mainland Australia and from overseas. The Cascade name is also given to the sporting event ‘The Cascade Cup’.
There are tours of the brewery and I will be going on one at a later date. This time I was doing the city tour on the Red Bus “hop-on hop-off” tour, so this time I just took photos of the amazing gothic style building and the interesting windows.
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Lingering look at windows : Cascade Brewery, Hobart