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“Great Tour, Great Beer, Friendly Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McCashin's Brewery

McCashin's Brewery
Ranked #26 of 78 things to do in Nelson
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Owner description: The historic Rochdale Cider Factory in Stoke is the home of McCashin's Brewery, where the "Craft Beer Revolution" was started in 1981 by Terry McCashin. Rochdale Cider is still brewed on site, along with Stoke Beer, Palaeo Water, Stoke Ginger Beer and Lemon Lime & Bitters. The Brewery is a ‘must visit’ while in Nelson, offering daily brewery tours, free tastings, a cafe, bottlestore and bar. You can also make a day of it by checking out the Great Taste Trail as well, a popular walking and biking trail which runs behind the Brewery. There are other craft breweries close by you can visit too.And if you’re staying a bit longer, there’s happy hour 4pm-6pm weekdays, free quiz night every Thursday, Texas Hold’em Poker on Friday nights, McCashin’s Market every Saturday from 12-4pm, live music Saturday 1-5pm and Sundays 2-6pm, family friendly atmosphere, garden bar, $10 woodfired pizzas Thurs-Sun and Sublime coffee seven days a week from 7am. And did we mention great beer?McCashin's is open from 7am seven days a week and serves locally made Sublime Coffee. The Cafe was voted Best Cafe in Nelson's 2012 Top Shop Awards. Locals say the coffee is amongst the best in Nelson. Foodwise, don't expect a full cooked meal ... but the cabinet food offerings such as the home-made sausage rolls and beef and Stoke Beer pies, wraps, bagels, cakes, muffins, salads etc. are pretty good.
Smithers, Canada
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“Great Tour, Great Beer, Friendly Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Wonderful. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, the service was very friendly, and the beer we tasted was great, and the tasting sizes were quite generous.

Visited May 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice beer friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Stopped here after a day in Nelson. I took the tasting platter of 5 beers ($10).Nice selection of good beer.

As the waitress forgot to mention a winter special she provided a sample for free - a nice gesture.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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“Awesome lil brewery tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Came here when we were at a by of a loose end for the brewery tour (which we booked into ten minutes before the tour started). Met by two other girls and Dan our tour guide. Dan was awesome. Really understood how to work a group, fascinating tour with a splash of history of the local town and industry. At the end of the tour was a tasting which was great fun. Awesome value for an equally awesome time. Can recommend their hot chocolates also! Oh and don't forget your closed in shoes!

Visited April 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great hot pot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Really enjoyed a hot pot and tasting rack of beers while between football games in Nelson for the South Island tournament. Great sunny spot out the back for a warming meal and ale and really enjoyed browsing the interesting range of merchandise inside.

Visited June 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“Local treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

A great selection of ciders and beers, relaxed atmosphere, cool friendly staff and great coffee and pizza!!! Something for everyone and child friendly!

Visited March 2014
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