In the 1850's Van Diemen's land was transformed by three major events. Convict transportation ended, the Colony name changed and it became self governing.
With these changes, Tasmanian's saw themselves and their home in different ways. No longer simply a British outpost populated largely by immigrants, the majority were now native born.
The Colony proudly began to assume an independent identity within the largest empire the world had ever known. A new image of the island was projected to the empire and the Mother Country...….!
Today, Cascade continues to uphold Degraves' values, brewing beers "that cannot be excelled" behind the gothic sandstone façade of this iconic brewery. Pure Tasmanian water sourced from Mount Wellington and Tasmanian grown hops and barley continue to form the backbone of our brews.
From the classic Tasmanian range of Draught, "Red" (Bitter) and "Blue" (Lager) to the class leading Pale Ale and Stout and ever popular Cascade Premium Light, Cascade remains at the forefront of Australian brewing after over 170 years of honing its craft.
The Cascade brewery is also the home of Mercury Cider producing a range of delicious Tasmanian ciders. However, the range of cordials and soft drinks now produced under the Cascade brand, which were originally produced by Cascade Brewery Co., are no longer associated with the brewery.