BREW­ING A GOOD TIME

Noosa’s brew­ery cul­ture is alive with trendy craft beer tak­ing the spot­light

Noosa Life and Style - - FOOD - CAITLIN ZER­AFA

NOOSA’S brew­ery scene has taken off in re­cent years and lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike are en­joy­ing the cul­ture of shar­ing a craft beer. With a strong fo­cus on lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, not only does this shine through each brew­eries unique beer but also onto their menu with most of­fer­ing food to com­pli­ment their brew. The good news is many of Noosa’s crafty brew houses also of­fer tours and are avail­able to hire out for func­tions. From Noosa’s in­dus­trial es­tate to a coun­try drive through quaint hin­ter­land towns, why not put a few on your list. Brew­eries are a great place to en­joy a so­cial and laid back catchup with friends. And, if you are not too keen on beer most brew­eries have a spe­cial­ity wine list. So where can you get you hand on some of Noosa’s sig­na­ture brews?

LAND AND SEA BREW­ERY

SET in Noosa’s in­dus­trial es­tate Land and Sea of­fer a range of hand-crafted beer and a full menu to com­ple­ment the drink. With three beers as part of their core range and a se­lec­tion of sea­sonal beer Land and Sea are all about the ad­ven­ture. A fam­ily friendly venue, the re­laxed lo­ca­tion hold trivia and open mic nights too. 19 Ven­ture Dr, Noosav­ille 5455 6128

HEADS OF NOOSA BREW­ING CO.

AF­TER a decade in the mak­ing, Heads of Noosa opened to the pub­lic in Fe­bru­ary. The dream of two broth­ers with a pas­sion for beer, the brew­ery spe­cialises in lager and whole­sal­ing their prod­ucts. The premises also in­cludes a tap room where cus­tomers can en­joy Heads of Noosa’s beer with tapas style food. 85 Rene St, Noosav­ille 0401 399 625

COP­PER­HEAD RESTAU­RANT AND BREW­ERY

WITH 14 taps run­ning ev­ery­day Cop­per­head in Cooroy is the largest mi­cro brew­ery on the Sun­shine Coast. Cre­ative

con­coc­tions in­clude a guava sour and miso beers with up to 30 dif­fer­ent brews on ro­ta­tion. The brew­ery have par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on their restau­rant and food as part of the new wave cat­e­gory of “brew pubs”. 52 Kauri St, Cooroy 5442 6975

EUMUNDI BREW­ERY

EUMUNDI’S very own lager has been well re­ceived since be­ing brought back to life in 2017. Spe­cial­i­ties in­clude their lager and pale ale. Based at the Im­pe­rial Ho­tel the brew­ery of­fer tours, tast­ing and lunches on Wed­nes­day and Satur­day - a great idea if you are head­ing out to the mar­kets. 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi 5442 8811

BON­SAI BREW­ERY

BON­SAI Brew­house is a rus­tic style brew­ery and beer gar­den. Nes­tled in the hin­ter­land town­ship of Cooran Bon­sai brew ales, lagers, sours, hy­brids and gluten-free beers. The kitchen also serves Asian street food for lunch and din­ner. 28 King St, Cooran 0449 662 575

FOR­TUNE DIS­TILLERY

IT MIGHT not be beer, but For­tune is the Sun­shine Coast’s first dis­tillery and one of the largest in Aus­tralia. For­tune opened in March and spe­cialises in re­fined spir­its. Their sig­na­ture la­bel gin is set to be a crowd favourite for lovers of G&T. They also have a triple fil­tered vodka and white malt. As the sis­ter com­pany of Land and Sea it is a unique set up with both brew­ery and dis­tillery un­der one roof. 19 Ven­ture Dr, Noosav­ille 5455 6128

PHOTO: GRAEME PASS­MORE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

CHEERS: TAPS' Kelvin Camp­bell and Ay­dan Mar­shall sam­pling the beers at Cop­per­head Brew­ery.

TASTE AD­VEN­TURE: Land and Sea Brew­ery in Noosa's in­dus­trial es­tate, and some lager from Eumundi Brew­ery.

PHOTO: MISHA ROBB-MAAS

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