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Hop to the Sunshine Coast’s best craft beer tours

Hop to the Sunshine Coasts best craft beer tours

Love beer? What better way to experience it than go on a behind-the-scenes brewery tour where you get to do some tasting!

Hop to the Sunshine Coast’s best craft beer tours
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Luckily for you (and us!) there are so many delicious brewery tours that travel the Sunshine Coast from Coast to Hinterland that you could spend a week trying them all.

Hinterland ExBeerience

A beer-y special tour that takes you to three breweries in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland. As well as a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting paddles at each stop, you will also be treated to lunch at Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant in Maleny.

As beer is very much in the forefront of everybody's thought processes at Brouhaha, the menu has been designed to include beer in the recipes, to create a menu of meals, that pair perfectly with the selection of craft beers.

Tasting paddle at Brouhaha
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Tasting paddle at Brouhaha

The day doesn’t have to end when the tour does! Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours will drop you off at the Coast at your choice of either Sneaky Baron, TAPS Mooloolaba, or Mercure Kawana Waters in Birtinya, where you can continue your craft beer experience.

Noosa Brewery Trail

Explore the best beers at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast on the Noosa Brewery Trail.

This tour takes you to four breweries and one distillery so you will get to experience all the flavours of Noosa.

Start off with a German-style beer at Boiling Pot before lunch and a tasting paddle of beer at the largest brewery on the Sunshine Coast, Heads of Noosa.

The next stop is just outside Noosa at Terella Brewing. The tap beers here change regularly with the season so don’t be surprised to see a Hot Cross Bun flavour just in time for Easter to add to your tasting paddle.

Terella Brewing
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Terella Brewing

Your last stop will be Land & Sea Brewery. This spot is also home to Noosa Heads Distillery, so you get to choose between a beer tasting paddle or a flight of local gins and vodkas.

Coastal Hop

Is there anything better than a beer by the beach? This coastal hop tour starts out at Moffat Beach Brewing Co – the only brewery on the coast with a view of the ocean! After seeing how the brews are made, make sure you enjoy the samples here while breathing in the salty air.

Next up is some time at Your Mates. Their brewery in Warana on the Sunshine Coast is a friendly, beery oasis in an industrial area – that feels like the pool room at your friend’s house. Larry (Australian pale ale) and Macca (lager) will be your best buddies on a sunny day.

Where the magic happens at Your Mates
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Where the magic happens at Your Mates

A short drive up the road will land you at Sunshine Brewery. You can admire the vintage collections of antiques and beer memorabilia while trying some tasty brews.

The day finishes at 10 Toes Brewery with another tasting – don’t miss out on the Vanilla Porter and add it to your paddle.

Coast to Hinterland Brewery Tour

Round up the crew for a day of tasting beer!

With door-to-door transport, travel in comfort to breweries around the Sunshine Coast with Coast to Hinterland Tours.

Enjoy a few tastings at Glasshouse Brewery before you head off to Warana for lunch (and more beer) at the Your Mates Brewing Co, voted the best new brewery in Queensland in 2019. You’ll finish your tour up on the Alexandra Headland at the laidback gem 10 Toes Brewing.

Taste of the Hinterland

Don’t limit your day to just beer and add local cheese, wine and chocolate to your tour with Mystic Mountain Tours.

Spend some time exploring the colourful towns of Maleny and Montville on a guided tour, where you get to meet the makers of unique gourmet delights.

Start at Mountain View Café in Mary Cairncross and enjoy some of the best views of the Glass House Mountains with coffee and some handmade treats.

Continue the indulgent theme with a stop at Maleny Chocolate Factory and try some of the delicious hand-crafted chocolates.

Maleny Cheese, Maleny
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Maleny Cheese, Maleny

Now it is time to taste local wines at Flame Hill Vineyard before heading to Maleny Cheese Factory.

The final stop of the day is at the iconic The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard – you can’t miss the barrel-shaped exterior, but you will want to stay for the wine paddle!

Tasty Sunshine Coast

Taste the best of the Sunshine Coast with Tasty Tours.

Starting with a must-have photo at the Big Pineapple, you will sample beautifully made craft spirits at Sunshine & Sons. Along with Original Dry Gin and Vodka, Small batch classics are also on the menu including Parfait Gin and Mr. Barista – the perfect base for an Espresso Martini.

Sunshine & Sons
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Sunshine & Sons

Beer is next on the menu at Boiling Pot Brewing Co in Noosa with a tasting paddle and freshly made pizzas.

Staying in the Noosa region, you will get to try some gin made with pure local spring water at Pomona Distilling Co.

The final stop of the day is at Dingo Creek Vineyard – a boutique winery in the Hinterland that has been described as one of the prettiest wineries on the Sunshine Coast. Not to be outdone by the scenery, the wine tastes pretty good too!

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