Beer Cathedrals

Oast House, Tasmania
Oast House, Tasmania

Starting in the mid 1800s Tasmania had a large industry of growing hops.  This has tapered off over the last few decades, but there are reminders – Oast Houses. As you drive around you occasionally stumble on these wonderful barns (my word).  They were designed for drying hops with wood fired kilns.  I had never heard of these, but they appear to be world-wide.  Many today have been turned into houses.  All them have a large tall round or multi-sided turret attached to a 2-4 story building.  They look like cathedrals.  …   It’s time for a beer.

Oast House, Tasmania
Oast House, Tasmania

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