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Newlands Brewery

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
+27 21 658 7440
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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
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.

1  Thank samsunburr
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

50R for students! Great tour (guide was brilliant and was interested in getting to know us individually!). Tour+tasting+2 pints... Absolute bargain.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had a very interesting brewery tour and a tasting of some great beers after the tasting. Two hours of just great fun.

Thank wendyburridge2016
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Visited last June 2015 on a tour. Much history, plenty of photo ops, and a polite staff, and of course, really good beer. I only did the beer tasting and it was fun and informative. Also, visit the gift shop for nice items at a...More

Thank William J
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1 February 2018|
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