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The craft beer scene is booming here on the Sunshine Coast and there is no shortage of options to quench your thirst.
The craft beer scene is booming here on the Sunshine Coast and there is no shortage of options to quench your thirst. With the breweries spread all over town, from Caloundra in the south up to the Noosa Hinterland and everything in between, it makes the perfect spot for a brewery tour.
The number of breweries popping up continues to grow every year and we are seeing beers brewed with smoked grains, those infused with seasonal local fruit and the influence of Japanese-style beers that are ideal for the Queensland climate - breweries are putting the Sunshine Coast on the map. You will even find a beer that is made for non-beer drinkers out at Brouhaha in Maleny.
Go into these small-scale breweries, meet the people behind the scenes and see how it all gets made – we guarantee you will work up a thirst!
Local beer, local produce, local stories.
One of the best ways to take them all in is on a guided tour with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours. Not only will you get to sample the beer, but you’ll meet the brewers and hear their stories. Be sure to visit Brouhaha Brewery in the Hinterland town of Maleny, where local produce provides inspiration and sustainability is key. Closer to the coast is Sunshine Brewery that first opened its doors in 2015. Here you can sip their aptly named Summer Dayz brew in a retro micro-brewery that sings 70s surf culture. brews Craft beer, here there and everywhere! There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot day and we have plenty of different brews to choose from! Brouhaha Brewery Photo: Brouhaha Brewery A Tasting Paddle at Maltshovel Taphouse Further south, Moffat Beach Brewing Co is a real Sunshine Coast institution. This family-run brewery offers award-winning brews and relaxed coastal vibes. Located inside a huge space in Warana’s industrial precinct, Your Mates Brewhouse is all things industrial-chic. Think cement floors, high bar tables and stools, ambient downlighting and exposed timber, that is before we even get started talking about the awardwinning beer!