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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 658 7440
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

Amazing tour guide. Very interesting tasting session. 2 free drinks. Lots of new facts. A very real look at a working brewery. Covers the history, ingredients, brewing process and packaging. And a certificate at the end.

Thank Glynis S
Reviewed 22 January 2015

This is not just about beer, it is about Mega Factory and production science. Natural spring water used at Newlands Brewery. The tour is a great extra on a tour and makes any beer lovers must do! Plus 2 free beers and tasting!

Thank JustinCTTours
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

The tour was excellent. I found it most informative. Absolutely amazed by the processes involved in making a product that we take for granted. Very professional staff.

Thank Afivaz
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I've visited a number of times , great experience with knowledgeable guides. A must do for locals and tourists alike

Thank Sean I
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I have done the tour of the Newlands Brewery on a number of occasions and have found the tour to be interesting, informative and fresh each time. The guides have a wealth of knowledge and interesting facts about one of the oldest breweries in SA....More

Thank Bernard P
Reviewed 7 August 2014

this is a fascinating and interesting tour not known to many. the brewery is a marvel made up of history and innovation. end the tour in a pub which once could have been a dungeon. recommend to all

Thank TravelFeetZA
Reviewed 23 July 2014

So enjoy being surprised and the brewery tour followed by the beer paring certainly did that. The retired brewer gave an excellent and informative presentation of the history and processes of the brewery. I am not a beer drinker but learnt so much and change...More

Thank DavidBo48
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I think this place is one of Cape Town's undiscovered wonders and a playground for Beer Lovers and historians alike. I went alone and was surprised to get this magnificent tour all to myself. They have an amazing setup, but it seems many tourists don't...More

Thank cbolotsky
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We joined the tour and we learnt so much about this iconic brewery in Newlands. All the beer is made from natural water from Table Mountain. Wow. They still have the same number of staff as 100 years ago. Such a nice tour. With drink...More

Thank thirstytraveller2011
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visited the brewery on a Groupon voucher. The tour was well managed and very informative. The tasting afterwards was very enjoyable and the social get together in the pub area after very good fun. Well recommended.

Thank yorkshirerover2362
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