It’s cheers to a big idea

A BOLD new brewing vision is taking shape in Launceston with Du Cane Brewing Co moving rapidly to bring to life its $2.8 million project.

The brewery has received $400,000 funding from the second round of the Building Projects Support Program.

Once complete, Du Cane will have a purpose-built brewery and dining hall to support the expansion of the Du Cane Beer range and provide additional event space for festivals such as MONA FOMA and Junction Arts Festival.

The project will also provide a communal space for visitors to Tasmania with a strong focus on Tasmania’s world-renowned bush walking and outdoor experiences.

Du Cane Brewing managing director Sam Reid said the company was thankful to have received the funding from the Government to ensure opening in time for Junction Arts Festival and the next tourism season which will be critical for the recovery of the industry.

“We feel our project ties in very well with Tourism Tasmania’s renewed focus on agri-tourism and can be a jumping off point for the many amazing farm-based experiences that already exist in the greater Launceston area,” Mr Reid said.

“In addition, it comes at a great time for the City of Launceston, which has just been designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

We are looking forward to working with a host of amazing businesses that already exist around Princes Square to showcase local beverage production and the amazing local produce that the region produces.”

State Growth Minister Roger Jaensch said through the Building Projects Support Program, the Government has invested $25 million into 32 local community and commercial projects around the state.

“Together, these projects will inject $238 million into our economy, with the second round of funding alone expected to create 520 additional ongoing jobs for Tasmanians at a time when we need them most,” Mr Jaensch said.

For a full list of projects supported under this program, visit