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“Beer in the winelands” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newlands Brewery

Newlands Brewery
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Newlands
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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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Beer in the winelands”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour at the newlands brewery and oh boy what a surprise. We have done a few in the UK and this puts them to shame. The ones in the uk are overpriced and so basic. With our tour guide alexa she was a brimming with information and enthusiasm. You must have an interest in beer and it's creation as the tour is around 45 minutes to an hour, but ours was near 70 minutes. But you went through the whole process and had a great tasting at the end. Worth every penny and knocks the socks off wine tastings we have done. My wife judges for the international wine challenge from time to time, so she knows her stuff and it's even a thumbs up from her.

Visited January 2017
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Cape Town
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great tour ”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited December 2016
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Somerset West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2016
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice thing to do”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited October 2016
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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