Australia > Hobart, Tas
gnoff (368) Mölndal, Sweden | August 27, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited on August 9, 2013.
Took the ferry to MONA from Hobart. Ate at the restaurant by the reception. Took the brewery tour. The tour included tastings of one stubbie each of the Pilsner, and one stubbie to share on 2 of the Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Belgo and Dark Ale.
Nice tour, informative, fun, plenty of beer included. With getting the ferry over gets sort of expensive, but also gives you a view there and back.
The restaurant was upscale, posh, pretentious and expensive, food came in small expensive portions, but was tasty.
The bar could after some nagging and them seriously looking find us the Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, 2010 vintage, for $25 a bottle.
They were very clear on the fact it was $25 a bottle, think they considered beer drinkers to be scum looking for cheap swill likely, wine poofters, pfft.
Also he was apologetic that he could not find the 2011 vintage, so I had to make do with the 2010 vintage. Still the same price though, he probably thought it was old...
The value of the tour considering the amount of beers you received was very nice.
Plenty of parking if you’re driving.
Service high for the tour guide, the receptionists, the waiter at the restuarant and the effort that went into finally scoring us the speciality bottle.
jrallen34 (342) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2013
38 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 7/20
Disgraceful to have this listed as place on ratebeer. This is a winebar at a museum that carries the wineries beers. Atmosphere is busy, unwelcoming, suffocating. The staff is so busy they are frazzled and barely know what they are doing. No knowledge of beer. The sample costs of the pils, pale, hefe and dark. Wouldn’t include stout, belgo or a harvest beer. Just an annoying experience. If you’re at MONA maybe, but never a destination.
bmeup (5) Ormeau, Australia | March 15, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Truly outstanding establishment on the Derwent River. Food, wines and beers were superb. Totally dedicated staff. We had two wonderful days here and cant wait to to return.
DuffMan (244) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | January 20, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Located ~25 drive north of Hobart overlooking the Derwent River. This is a stunning place to visit. It tries to be all things listed in the title (brewery, winery, gallery) and succeeds brialliantly. Add to the list "gourmet restaurant" and "luxury boutique hotel" and you have a complete description of what this place has to offer. If you are a foodie like my wife and I, then this place is worth a visit on that basis alone. If you have the time (and $), I highly recommend staying for the night. The rooms are beautifully designed and the property practically breathes relaxation and elegance. All the beers are terrific, and while we were there we had the last glasses of a limited release imperial stout that was later re-released (July 2008) in bottles in extremely limited quantities (less than 700 bottles). Sure this place is "high-end" and won’t be to everyone’s tastes or interests, but it remains one of our top stops while visiting beautiful Tasman
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