BREWING A GOOD TIME
Noosa’s brewery culture is alive with trendy craft beer taking the spotlight
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’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 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
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
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