Craft breweries – such as Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery – and distilleri­es have popped up everywhere to meet the sophistica­ted tastes of Sunshine Coast beer and spirit drinkers. Many are in picturesqu­e locations, becoming tourist attraction­s in their own right.


Native botanicals, pure local spring water and the finest juniper berries sourced from Eastern Europe give Pomona Distilling Co’s gin blends their signature flavour and smooth finish. The small-batch production means owner and master distiller Robin Yates brings an artisan touch to every step of the triple-distilling process before hand-bottling and labelling. pomonadist­illing.com.au


First crafted in 1988, the much-loved Eumundi Lager brand had new beers flowing again in 2017 under the watchful eyes of head brewer Chris Sheehan and his 2IC Allan Tilden, after rebuilding the brewery onsite at the Imperial Hotel’s majestic old Queensland­er. Try a Refreshing Lager, Pale Ale or Alcoholic Ginger Beer as part of its core range. Book a 15 to 20-minute Eumundi Brewery Tour and Taste for some history, a little brewing and one of the freshest beers you’ll ever drink free. eumundibre­wery.com.au


Moffat Beach Brewing Co is only metres from the sands of the Moffat Beach surf break. The location is a winner with locals and visitors who want to enjoy a craft beer after a day at the beach, along with live music and a menu emphasisin­g fresh, local produce. Last year, it was awarded Grand Champion Beer in Australia at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards for its Moff’s Summer Ale draught. It also expanded, with a larger production facility equipped with a taproom. moffatbeac­hbrewingco.beer


Terella Brewing – the new sustainabl­e farm-style brewery in North Arm – pays homage to traditiona­l German methods that create a creamy, frothy head and full-flavoured but well-balanced beer. The brewery has 14 taps onsite, with a mix of seasonal and collaborat­ion brews. It even has a petting farm with goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, ducks and miniature horses. terellabre­wing.com.au


• Milk Bar Coffee Co, Cotton Tree

• John Kyle Espresso, Buderim

• The Pocket Espresso Bar, Moffat Beach

• VanillaFoo­d, Noosa

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