IronHouse

Can there be a brewery in Australia with a more beautiful location than IronHouse? Midway along Tasmania's east coast, the brewery forms part of the White Sands resort, looking out over its own private beach (complete with the whitest of white sand, of course) across the ocean.

Originally situated in a shed, the resort went through a major renovation in 2009 and the brewery moved into its new home. It now takes centre stage in White Sands' impressive main building, which also houses a restaurant, bar, shop, kids' play area and terrace, with an outdoor swimming pool completing the picture. Under the stewardship of Michael Briggs, IronHouse produces a range of traditional beers, from a quaffable lager through to a rich porter, that's embellished with regular limited releases such as Red Ella and a Milk Stout.

Stood at the bar, you can see straight though to the brewery, from where the draught beers are all poured direct from the tanks. There's a selection of quality imported beers in bottle in the fridges too, alongside mainly Tassie wines in a list that is augmented by IronHouse's own vintages, as well as spirits from the IronHouse distillery.

Accommodation consists of cottages boasting views along the coast, while there are two onsite dining options - the casual Brewhaus and Le Blanc fine dining restaurant. Whichever one you opt for, bear in mind that some of Australia's best oysters are harvested just down the road - perfect for accompanying a beer or three on the terrace at sundown.

Name
IronHouse
Address

21554 Tasman Highway
IronHouse Point Four Mile Creek TAS 7215

Phone
(03) 6372 2228
Website
Hours

8.30am to late

Tours

Fridays at 3pm.
Otherwise by appointment

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IronHouse Regulars

IronHouse Pilsener

The second lager on the IronHouse year round lineup is one that is steeped in tradition and based in simplicity. The brewers use European Pilsener malt and Saaz hops to create a straw-coloured beer with a dense white head they call "a malty beer with an aromatic nose." Those aromas is dominated by honey like malts with spicy, lemony hops in the background while there's a spicy bitterness wrapping things up too.… Read more
Style
Czech Pilsener
Strength
5.2%
Bitterness
28IBU

IronHouse Pale Ale

A US style pale ale brewed with aroma hops Amarillo and Tasmanian Galaxy that deliver a punchy citrus nose with a touch of honey, backed up by nutty, biscuity malts and some grapefruit like hop flavours. Packs a solid bitterness too.… Read more
Style
Pale Ale
Strength
5.2%
Bitterness
45 IBU

IronHouse Wheat Beer

The IronHouse take on the Bavarian hefeweizen style comes with bags of sweet malty flavours alongside touches of the banana, particularly on the palate, and cloves, especially on the nose, you expect from the style. Highly carbonated and with a creamy mouthfeel and tart edge, it's a fruity and refreshing drop.… Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
Strength
4.7%
Bitterness
12IBU

IronHouse Porter

A big, rich, welcoming beer, the IronHouse Porter comes crammed with six different malts from Australia, Germany and the UK that deliver layers of dark chocolate, caramel, nuts and dark fruits aroma wise, with those characters joined by a touch of tangy roastiness to taste.… Read more
Style
Porter
Strength
5.2%
Bitterness
25 IBU

IronHouse Lager

The beer on in the IronHouse lineup designed to appease the crowd that has grown up on Tassie's bigger brewery's beers. It's a clear, light golden beer with combining cracker like malt flavours with some gentle floral, spicy hops and a drying, earthy bitterness – all with the aim of not scaring off newcomers to craft beer.… Read more
Style
German Lager
Strength
4.7%
Bitterness
22 IBU

IronHouse Specials

IronHouse Brewery Milk Stout

Tapped June 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Our heaviest brew is a little sweet at its darkened heart. First created in 2016 as a limited release for winter, this massive milk stout with its big sweet chocolate and coffee notes was such a hit with punters, we just couldn't stop making. The choc flavour hit is backed up with the moreish sweetness of the lactose, bringing caramels and a vanilla pod bitterness in the finish, a perfect swill for the cold winter nights, or as it seems, anytime at all.… Read more
Style
Milk Stout
Strength
6.0%

IronHouse Brewery London Honey Porter

Tapped June 1st, 2013
Tasmania is a state abundant in so much goodness that it's little wonder local brewers like to take advantage. At IronHouse they've been making a feature of locally sourced leatherwood honey in a porter for years, with what was once a seasonal draught only release becoming part of the packaged range. The base beer is a pretty traditional London porter style beer – dark, full-bodied and with roasted chocolate malt lending it plenty of dark chocolate flavours. The star, however, is the honey, rising… Read more
Style
Honey Porter
Strength
6.0%

IronHouse Brewery Red Ella

Tapped April 21st, 2017
One of the beers to debut at the 2017 Fresh Hop Festival at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston was the Red Ella. As the name suggests, it's both a red ale and one that makes a feature of locally grown Tasmanian Ella hops. The brewers at IronHouse call it "a fruity little bud" and aimed to use it for its passionfruit and apricot characters and "subtle almost sweet bitterness". The Ella was joined in the beer by seven different malts, from lightly roasted to dark roast and delivers… Read more
Style
Red Ale
Strength
5.0%

IronHouse Oktoberfest 2013

Tapped October 1st, 2013
It's October 1, which can only mean that it's time for the Oktoberfest beers to start appearing across the land. OK, so some have been out a while already, but IronHouse, the Tassie brewer with its own beach, has held off until the start of October so the beer can be launched at Jack Greene in Hobart. Head brewer Briggsy tells us his beer possesses a "radiant copper-orange hue and off-white head ... from generous amounts of Munich malt." He says to look out for caramel malt aromas, some… Read more
Style
Oktoberfest Lager
Strength
6.0%
Stockists

IronHouse

Jack Greene, Hobart (launch at 6pm Oct 1)

Tattersalls Beer & Food Hall

Republic Bar

Others TBC

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IronHouse Seasonals 2013

Tapped August 29th, 2013
Lines of contact were temporarily lost between Crafty Towers and IronHouse, despite efforts to keep abreast of what was going on at one of the country's most picturesque breweries. Throughout that time, we kept hearing word from various Tassie venues of new releases from them. And now we're delighted to report that we've reestablished communications - and that they've been going gangbusters on the limited release schedule. As some of these have been out a while we wrapping them up in one listing,… Read more
Style
Various
Strength
Various
Stockists

IronHouse

Fear and ESB - Spotted Mallard, Melbourne

Honey and Fear - The Winston, Hobart

Fear - Barcelona

Paddy's - Irish Murphy's, Hobart

Fear, ESB and Impale Ale - Tattersalls, Hobart

Honey - New Sydney

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IronHouse Stout – RETIRED

The beer the IronHouse brewers like to refer to as the "short black" of their range is an ever-evolving beast that has lovers of rich, dark beers firmly in its sights. The base beer is brewed with a blend of six specialty malts of the roasted, chocolate and crystal variety. It then spends time inside French oak originally used for Port, adding vanilla and tobacco to the chocolate and roast coffee flavours.… Read more
Style
Barrel-aged Stout
Strength
6.0%
Bitterness
52IBU
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