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“Very informative”
Review of Newlands Brewery

Newlands Brewery
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very informative”
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. I thought the headphones provided were very uncomfortable and heavy, but a great idea to have. The tasting at the end was really interesting and enjoyable. Well worth a visit if you are interested in all the details and facts around beer - a bit of information overload if you're not. Not the type of tour you'd want to do more than once.

Visited November 2016
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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
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“Amazing brewery tour”
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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

Visited July 2016
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
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 of course the 2x free beers we got at the pub at the end of the tour. The pub had their regular beers, beers from their microbrewery as well as some imported beers from plants they own outside of South Africa.

Well worth the visit.

Visited July 2016
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Great tour for beer lovers!”
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. Make sure you have at least 2 hours for this attraction.

Visited July 2016
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“MUST DO FOR RAINY AFTERNOON”
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.

Visited July 2016
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