Amazing Tasmania

Boutique brews

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. vandiemanb­


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. spreytonci­ williesmit­


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. hellyersro­addistille­ larkdistil­;; redlandses­; sullivansc­

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