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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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3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Very interesting. Good fun afternoon. Our guide Alexia was fabulous - good fun, extremely knowledgeable and informative. Get a great tour of working brewery then get to taste five different beers.

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BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for coming, we're glad you enjoyed your #BeerExperience tour. Alexia is amazing, we are very lucky to have her (& her knowledge!) Please come visit us again soon

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I made the mistake of taking the metrorail from downtown Cape Town to Newlands. A twelve minute, six stop jaunt turned into an hour as the train stopped between two stations for 45 minutes. So I arrived a half hour late for my tour, expecting...More

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BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Badger Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your #BeerExperience Tour. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Most countries these days have breweries that gave been around for sometime that offer tours but newlands is one of the oldest and largest in the world and as much as it's about the beer there is a lot of history all around the property...More

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BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Grant Thanks for coming for a #BeerExperience tour - glad you enjoyed it! Please come visit us again

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

As a local Newlands’s resident we had been meaning to take the trip for quite some time. With friends visiting we took the opportunity to visit. The online booking was efficient and free parking is provided. The tour was run by a very friendly &...More

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BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you coming on the #BeerExperience tour, lad you enjoyed it. Alexia is an awesome guide, and definitely knows her stuff. Come visit us again soon, no need to wait for friends to visit:-)

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 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

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BeerExperience, Public Relations Manager at Newlands Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 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

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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!

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Reviewed 4 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
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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

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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

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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 1 March 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
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Megmeg9
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Response from BeerExperience | Property representative |
The Tour & Tasting costs ZAR100 per person. The tour takes about an hour and includes a bit of history, a walk through the brewery (brewhouse, fermentation, packaging & warehouse) and finishes in the pub with a tasting and... More
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