Breweries and Distilleries
Tasmania has a long history of brewing and distilling that continues to produce crisp beers, fruity ciders and super fine spirits using techniques that combine traditional craft with state of the art technology.
The major beer breweries - Boags in Launceston and Cascade in Hobart - inspire local pride and friendly rivalry, with both using the finest local hops and pure mountain water to create award winning lagers, ales, draught beers and boutique brews. And both boast impressive heritage buildings and great visitor centres with places to eat, drink, shop and relax.
But it's not all about the big brewers. Tasmania has a long and growing list of craft breweries across the state where you can meet a local brewer, learn a thing or two about the craft of boutique beer making and sample a range of local brews that you may not find anywhere else.
Given Tasmania's long standing reputation as the apple isle, it's also no surprise that there are plenty of delicious ciders made here, too. You'll find cideries in the apple and pear growing heartland of the Huon Valley and in the fertile soils of the north west.
Tasmania's pure water is also perfect for distilling whisky, vodka and gin with several award-winning distilleries producing some of the world's greatest spirits. In fact, Tasmania has one of only two 'paddock to bottle' single malt whisky distilleries in the world (the other is Kilchoman in Scotland).
So why not take some home and enjoy the great flavour of a Tassie drop long after you've left the island.