A 12-metre bar crafted from raw brass and Tasmanian oak is at the heart of a stunning redevelopment at Australia’s oldest brewery, which will bring together generations of Cascade fans when it re-opens this month.
The new Cascade Brewery Bar will serve brewery-fresh Cascade beer on tap while a new menu draws on the best local produce and uses only 100% Tasmanian meat and fish.
“We wanted to create a place that locals would be proud to call their own, a special place that celebrates the heritage and craftmanship of the region in a relaxed and comfortable setting” said Cascade’s Joss Jenner-Leuthart.
“The Cascade Brewery is one of Tasmania’s most historic sites and iconic brands – it’s been around for generations and is still as relevant as the day its first beer was brewed. Everyone involved in the project had a story of celebrating at Cascade and this inspired us to create a space worthy of Cascade’s unique Tasmanian heritage.”
“We haven’t got interstate visitors at the moment. But when it’s safe to travel again we’d love to see the Cascade Brewery Bar on the ‘must do’ list of every traveller to Tasmania.”
Inspired by Cascade’s rich history and location in the foothills of South Hobart, every design choice, material and finish was carefully considered and then brought to life by a team of local craftspeople.
“Our new Brewery Bar pays tribute to the history of Cascade and its setting within the original homestead. With views to our almost 200-year old brewery and heritage-listed beer gardens, there’s no better place to enjoy a beer and a meal,” said Mr Jenner-Leuthart.
“We wanted to celebrate the history and legacy of Cascade to create something that will bring together locals of today and tomorrow.”
The Cascade Brewery Bar features a raw brass bar top, roaring fireplace and locally crafted joinery using Tasmanian oak and raw steel. It was designed by the Cascade team in collaboration with Hobart architects JAWS Architecture and built by local contractors Macquarie Builders. Tassie Tasting Plates will be among the highlights of the new menu and meat and vegetables will even be wood-smoked in-house in a nod to the business’ first few years as a sawmill in the 1820s.
All the Cascade favourites will be served on tap on vintage Cascade coasters and in a heritage dimple glass designed in honour of founder, Peter Degraves.
Cascade Brewery Co is Australia’s oldest operating brewery and has been crafting beer for 188 years.
Since Peter Degraves built the brewery building in 1824, Cascade has been perfecting its craft with water from Mount Wellington, behind the brewery, with locally-grown ingredients still forming the backbone of the now famous brews.
The bar opens to the public on Friday 14 August.
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