Lord Nelson Brewery

Today the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is Australia's oldest pub brewery, famous throughout the World for award-winning natural ales. Brewed with only malt, hops, yeast and water (no added sugars, preservatives or additives), ensuring 100 per cent natural beer.

In 1986, the Lord was taken over by its current custodians, including Managing Director Blair Hayden. With the aid of an 1852 photograph the new custodians took a beautiful old pub and restored it to its former Colonial glory. A stunning sandstone facade was revealed along with many convict made chisel marks on the locally quarried stone.

The brewing process begins in the mash tun in the hotel's cellar, then the Ales are fermented in the brewery at the rear of the bar, matured directly below this space in the cellar and conditioned in the Bright Beer room before being sent through to the taps in the first floor bar.

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