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Newlands Brewery

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3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 658 7440
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The Home of Great South African Beer - Since 1820. Visit us, tour the brewery and taste our award-winning beers. Nestled at the foot of Devil's Peak and neighbour to the historic rugby & cricket grounds, is the oldest operating brewery in South Africa and the home of great South African beer - Newlands Brewery. Lovers of delicious, natural refreshment are invited to experience a taste of brewing history, followed by a look into modern-day brewing methods, by joining a fully guided tour of Newlands Brewery. The tour follows the journey of beer from its beginning as a grain, to its end as a well crafted, ice-cold treasure, fittingly ending with a beer tasting and a couple of pints in the brewery's historic underground pub.
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3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 658 7440
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I did this tour with a group of friends and I must say we learnt a lot about the history of the Newlands and the brewery and also the process. The staff here were all very warm and welcoming which i appreciated a lot. Our...More

Thank Babatomiwa J
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Nearly 200 years of history, some modern, some old in one of the best locations on earth. How brewing was done 200 years ago, how it is done today, the history in the middle and some awesome craft beers to taste too. Dont miss this.

Thank JPRinZA
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is either or 8th or 9th trip to Cape Town and we always meander around the various wine regions within a few hours of the cape. On a rather dull and wet morning we thought we would try something different and went for a...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends. Went through the entire plant, the packaging lines were the most interesting, the guide was well informed. The highlight was the beer tasting at the end

Thank TravelFeetZA
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Newlands Brewery ,really worth it,2 hours minimum as beer tasting and two free beers afterwards needs to be savored.Shop is reasonably priced and guide is knowledgeable and helpful ,I really recommend this to people who like beer.

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

When my parents visited it rained a lot the one day, and Cape Town is at its best when the weather is nice. We decided to get a tour at the brewery and were not disappointed. A fun thing to do

Thank Alf Robin G. M
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

The tour is very informative and probably great if you're in a smaller group - our total tour size was at least 30 people (which seemed excessive) so you missed out a bit of information if you ended up at the back of the group....More

Thank CTnicoleH
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

What an aweasome experience to go though a Brewery, soo interesting to see how beer is made (a real must)

Thank DylanAbbott
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very interesting and informative experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I am a home-brewer and it was fascinating to see the similarities between my small operation and the huge scale of a large commercial operation. We loved the tour and beer tasting, and...More

Thank CraigStr
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm not a beer drinker, but it was my second visit at the brewery. It is a value for money experience. The tour is about an hour long which ends at a tasting of 5 beers + 2 beers or cold drinks of your choice....More

Thank Janitha_DeKock
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Megmeg9
1 February 2018|
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Response from BeerExperience | Property representative |
The Tour & Tasting costs ZAR100 per person. The tour takes about an hour and includes a bit of history, a walk through the brewery (brewhouse, fermentation, packaging & warehouse) and finishes in the pub with a tasting and... More
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