HOBART | T-Bone Brewing Co was founded by Carla and Tom Bignell and they opened their North brewery and brewpub in late 2016, after several years brewing beer at Tom’s dad’s Belgrove distillery at Kempton. The North Hobart space is compact but fits a lot between its walls. At the back is a 1,000 litre brewing system which is visible to customers from the main bar. The the main from room that you enter when you first walk in is split into two sections – the main bar section and a section behind it with high tables and stools, an arcade machine full of classic video games, a foosball, and a bunch of board games.
The brewery might be relatively new, but Tom has been home brewing since his uni days and knows a thing or two about good beer. Ingredients are sourced from interstate and locally where possible, and used to make a core range of beers, along with a rotating selection of seasonals and one offs. You can get your usual pints and half pints, or go for a tasting paddle of four different beers if you want to try a few things. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and can answer pretty much any question you might have about the beers.
The tasty fruit bowl IPA is a juice 6.5% ABV beer packed with Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, while the Choc Milk Stout is one of our favourite Australian milk stouts. The 4.7% ABV milk stout is brewed with milk sugar and is finished off with vanilla and cacao nibs during secondary fermentation. The result is a smooth, chocolatey delight. A seasonal beer, the 5.5% ABV Nectarine Saison, is well worth trying if it’s on when you visit with yellow nectarines providing a sweet and tangy twist to the classic Belgian ale.
There are only a few bar snacks on offer – think nachos, dips, antipasto, and nuts, but you’re more than welcome to order in takeaway from any one of the great restaurants nearby. And for those who don’t like beer, a selection of Tasmanian cider, wine and spirits is also available.
T-Bone Brewing Co
308 Elizabeth Street
Telephone: 0415 826 655
E-mail: [email protected]
Wed – Thu: 3:00pm to 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 2:00pm to 12:00am
Sun: 2:00pm to 8:30pm