Cascade Brewery is the oldest brewery in Australia. It is based in South Hobart, Tasmania. The brewery was founded beside the clean water of the Hobart Rivulet in 1824 by Peter Degraves, an entrepreneur who emigrated from England. It is now owned by Foster’s Group. Cascade produces a range of beers, homebrew, apple cider (‘Mercury Cider’ brand) and non-alcoholic beverages including apple juice, blackcurrant syrup & carbonated beverages.
The image adopted for its label in 1987, H. C. Richter’s nineteenth century illustration of the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), is from Gould’s The Mammals of Australia.1
Cascade is unique among Australian breweries and rare among breweries worldwide in that it operates it own maltings, producing malt for its mainstream beers (including Premium Lager & Pale Ale) from locally grown barley. Specialty malts for dark beers and the seasonal range are imported from mainland Australia and from overseas. The Cascade name is also given to the sporting event ‘The Cascade Cup’.
information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Brewery