Shambles Brewery – Shambles was opened in 2016 by a couple of avid home brewers, following the ‘beer-life crisis’ of ex-science teacher, Cornel Ianculovici. Joined by his brother, Adrian, the pair brew a mixture of different styles in their converted warehouse premises on Hobart’s fringe.
T-Bone Brewing – Tom and Carla Bignell launched T-Bone Brewing in 2015. Tom was an avid home brewer and utilised his father’s award winning distillery, Belgrove when he was first getting started. The husband and wife team are now based on Elizabeth street, where they use recycled cooking oil to help power their brewery.
Hobart Brewing Co. – Hobart Brewing Co. opened the doors to it’s Red Shed on Macquarie Point in 2016. Founder, Brendan, was inspired after a trip to Belgium and was joined by brewer, Scott, who learned his trade in Colorado, before brewing for Moo Brew in Tasmania, then settling in at HBC. The venue, with it’s large outdoor area, plays host to lots of live gigs and some fantastic Dark Mofo activites.
Captain Bligh’s – Steve Brooks, the owner and brewer at Captain Bligh’s is fiercely passionate about independent Australian breweries. Fascinated by the history of Hobart and brewing in Tasmania, his brewpub is located on the site of the old Punshon’s Brewery, dated back to the 1830’s. Steve brews a wide mixture of styles and is also in the process of starting his own spirits brand with his son.
The Albert Brewery - Opened in Moonah in 2020. The Albert is dedicated to creating authentic Bavarian beer styles. Using classic techniques like open fermentation and decoction mashing their lagers are crisp and delicious. The brewhouse is a restored pilot set and looks like it was taken from the set of a Cold War era TV show!
Two Metre Tall - Run by Ashley and Jane Huntington in the Derwent Valley, Two Metres Tall are dedicated to the idea of terroir and true farmhouse ales. Having worked in the wine industry in Southern France, Head Brewer Ashley is passionate about where his ingredients come from and the way they are showcased. Jane keeps their Cellar Door running smoothly, where all Two Metre Tall brews are served by authentic British style beer pumps.
Spotty Dog - Starting in 2015 with the launch of their Portland Pale Ale, Spotty Dog gypsy brew at a couple of different breweries around Hobart. Founders, Klimt and Domonie Donohoe and Michael and Marnie Rybak named the brewery after the two families pet Dalmatians. Best known for their West Coast IPA, the Cali Haze is another one to keep an eye out for.
Morrison Brewery - Morrison launched in Launceston in 2011, after brewer Paul received a lot of encouragement on the back of his successful home brewing skills. Morrison leans towards balanced beers and a quick look at their core range shows that they take a lot of their inspiration from the British Isles. Morrison have been a great supporter of brewing in Tasmania, helping lots of other brewers from KickSnare, Last Rites, Ocho and Devil's all get their start.
Tom McHugo's - Tom McHugo's reopened on the site of the old Montgomery's hotel 2 years ago, when the landlords received an offer that was too good to refuse. Tom and Whitney bring their dedication to quality Tasmanian produce, utilising whole animals and lots of cuts of meat that don't usually feature on menus. Their rotating selection of vegetable dishes represents what's freshest from the small farmers around Hobart and they top it all off with a great selection of natural wine and an all Tasmanian beer selection.
The New Sydney - The New Sydney is one of Hobart's best known pubs. With its Irish decor and giant fireplace, it's a popular spot on a Winter's night or a sunny afternoon. The best Guinness on tap to be had in Hobart features alongside a revolving selection of craft beers from around the country. One of the managers here taps his own beers under the Splendid Isolation label.