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Top beer experiences on the Sunshine Coast

by Mandalay Stuart-25 Oct 2017

Discover the Sunshine Coast's thriving craft beer scene, epic Sunday sessions, brewery tours, and a Craft Beer Festival featuring more than 160 Australian and international beers.

The Sunshine Coast is home to sparkling beaches and pristine rainforests, innovative food, fabulous events and a thriving craft beer scene. 

1. Craft Beer and Cider Festival Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is bringing you its very first Craft Beer and Cider Festival. From 1 pm - 9 pm on 25 November, the Sunshine Coast Stadium will transform in to every beer lover’s heaven. Featuring top Australian and international beers and ciders, live music and an array of food trucks lining the lawns, your biggest challenge will be picking which beers to try first. We suggest putting local faves, Brouhaha Brewery and Your Mates Brewing Co, on the list. This kid-friendly festival is a must do for all beer enthusiasts! 

Local stars of the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Local stars of the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival

2. Eumundi Brewery tasting tour  

If you’re keen on a fresh brew and sneak a peek into all things craft beer, Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery offer an hour-long tasting tour. Explore the 100-year-old hotel and their brand new brewery, while enjoying a tasting log of all their seasonal beers. You’ll hear about the history of brewing in Eumundi and the process it takes to make their sensational brews. The best bit? The tour is just $20 per person and includes the beer tasting too.

Eumundi Brewing Co
Eumundi Brewing Co

3. Creative Tours craft beer tours

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours offers an incomparable personalised feel to their tours, taking you to meet the brewers behind some of your favourite beers. Your designated driver will chauffer you from Mooloolaba, all the way to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and north of the Sunshine Coast. Tours include lunch, beer tasting and tours of all the breweries. It's a great group activity, and a fun day out.

Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours

4. Brouhaha Brewery

Nestled in the heart of Maleny, Brouhaha is an independent brewery with loads of heart, and a mission to introduce and educate the community on the art of brewing and the beauty of craft beer. Brouhaha takes the best and freshest of local ingredients and turns it into quality meals and brews. TIP: take the kids on a Wednesday night and they'll eat for free.*

Brouhaha Brewery in the Sunshine Coast's hinterland
Brouhaha Brewery in the Sunshine Coast's hinterland

5. Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

If you love the beach and love your beers even more, then Moffat Beach Brewing Co is your one stop shop. Just metres away from the waves of Moffat Beach, the brewery uses locally sourced produce and makes a conscious effort to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Spend a day by the beach catching some waves and then head over to Moffat Beach Brewing Co. for a cold one at Queensland's only brewery with a view of the beach.  

Moffat Beach Brewing Co.
Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

6. Sunday sesh at The Basement

The Basement by Your Mates Brewing Co holds a Sunday arvo session every week with $15 jugs of beer and cider. Tucked into the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in Nambour, The Basement has an extensive list of beer on offer from brewers across Australia. Next time you’re in for an easy Sunday with good food, rad vinyl records playing in the background and even better beers to wash it all down with, then The Basement is for you.

The Basement serving up Your Mates Brewing Co in a growler The Basement serving up Your Mates Brewing Co in a growler


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By Mandalay Stuart

I am the Events Marketing Coordinator at Visit Sunshine Coast. With background in Communications and PR, I love writing about the many exciting events that call the Sunshine Coast home!