Tassie is also home to a flourishing craft beer, cider, and spirits scene.
First stop is the famous James Boags brewery in Launceston where you can sample its extensive range of beers. Van Dieman Brewing has a cellar door at Josef Chromy Wines for its range of small batch beers including the White Hills brew, a light ale spiced with orange peel and coriander. At Ironhouse Brewery on the East Coast, sample Indian pale ales made from Tasmanian spring water. Or try experimental brews at Seven Sheds in Railton. boags.com.au vandiemanbrewing.com.au ironhouse.com.au sevensheds.com
If cider is more your style head to Spreyton Cider Co, 10-minutes from Devonport, to experience four ciders and a crisp perry. In the Huon Valley, south-west of Hobart, Willie Smith’s Organic Cider House produces farmhouse-style ciders matured in French oak. Lost Pippin Cider in the Coal River Valley uses 100 per cent Tasmanian apples and pears – find them at Farmer’s Markets, wine stores, and bars. spreytonciderco.com.au williesmiths.com.au lostpippin.com.au
At Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie, north-west of Devonport, find elegant single malts and in Hobart, head to Lark Distillery to try whisky, gin, vodka, rum, and brandy. Nant, Redlands Estate and Sullivans Cove distilleries are also worth seeking out. hellyersroaddistillery.com.au larkdistillery.com.au; nant.com.au; redlandsestate.com.au; sullivanscovewhisky.com