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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your Newlands Brewery tour will provide enlightenment regarding the history and manufacture and packaging/distribution of most of South Africa’s favourite beers. Tour guides are very professional and the beer tasting and 2 free beers at the end of the tour is a great way to...More

1  Thank daveo1961
BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming on a #BeerExperience tour we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - we love our history to!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Newlands Brewery is a huge commercial operation, now part of the AB InBev family. The tour strides the line well between offering an informative/professional overview of the commercial facility and providing a personal, friendly and fun experience. As other reviews have mentioned, the tour itself...More

Thank anneI239XL
BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for coming to visit. glad you enjoyed your #BeerExperience tour. Come visit us again when you're next in Cape Town - we know you will be back!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Newlands Brewery tour ,well organised tour .But the guide seemed to be in a hurry and she talked very fast.We couldn't understand her half the time and the only time we we understood her was at the beer tasting.More

Thank Mike_G6308
BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Mike Thank you for your feedback. Apologies that the guide seemed to be in a hurry. We have reminded our guides to slow down to ensure everyone gets the most of their #BeerExperience tour. Hope to see you again. Have a great day Newlands...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Minutes from Newlands stadium this is a great way to spend a few hours. A welcome break from the busy waterfront, this is educational and interesting. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour finishes with a tasting menu and then two free beers from the...More

Thank daveb10987
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is now my third visit to this wonderful establishment and again I must thank Alexia and Lauren for their kind and very professional service,

1  Thank WINCHMAN6871
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A very good experience. Good food, nice atmosphere and the real highlight (apart from the beer pairing), was the tour! Taking a walk through history was a pleasure.

Thank Vereena P
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
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
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

1  Thank stevegarforth
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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