Craft Brewers Trail

Local Tastes

Forget XXXX, VB, Tooheys, Carlton, Hahn, Pure Blonde and all the other usual suspects, boutique brews are becoming all the rage.

Over the last couple of years Moreton Bay Region has seized onto the brewhahah fever and steeped up its game when it comes to brewing and serving new age craft beer. The divergence of flavours and styles of craft and new age beers holds great appeal to the discerning drinker and the beer curioso, with local brewers popping up across the region.

1. Ocean View Estates

Ocean View Estates is home to Ocean View Brewing Company proudly brewing craft beers that even the girls will love made by one of Australia’s only female head brewers. You will love the smooth, rich, delicious flavours of these truly unique craft beers, from smooth chocolate flavours to a beautifully delicate gluten free hibiscus saison. Be sure to drop into the cellar door to purchase a 6 pack or you can enjoy with lunch at the Restaurant.

2. White Brick Brewing

Located in North Lakes, White Brick Brewing is the brainchild of avid home-brewer Adam Gibb, who took his love for beer to the next level and opened the company in late 2017. Specialising in handcrafted beer and offering top quality food and drinks in a family-friendly environment (including your four-legged friend), White Brick received seven awards in their first six months of operation. White Brick Brewing’s range include Plantation Pale Ale, Coach Stop Cider and Griffin Golden Ale. Each beer is brewed fresh on-site at White Brick Brewing and is vegan-friendly. Don't forget to ask about their gluten-free cider.

3. Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company

For primo craft beer Brisbane North you can’t go past family-friendly Thirsty Chiefs. This microbrewery is brewing up a storm in North Lakes, offering beer enthusiasts over 195 local and imported beers, ciders and unique range beers including preservative-free, gluten-free, alcoholic ginger beer and even chilli-infused brews. The microbrewery also hosts family-friendly Friday Knock Off Drinks, as well as monthly Karaoke Nights and other special events throughout the year.

4. Brendale Brewing Co

For an intimate space to catch up with your closest mates or a place to party with up to 180 people, Brendale Brewing has the goods to cater to everyone. With no tv's to watch the sports channel, Brendale Brewing wants you to get back to basics and socialise with your friends, family and maybe even meet someone new while throwing back a fresh, local craft beer. Bring your furry, four-legged friends along, play some pool or foosball, try out the Super Nintendo, and don't forget about the missus and the bub - with baby change tables in the bathroom and plenty of board games to keep the kids entertained, Brendale Brewing truly understands the need for a local hangout.

5. Jumping Goats Bar

Owned and run by a father-daughter team, Jumping Goats Bar is one the newest bars on the Redcliffe Peninsula. For relaxed seaside vibes in a rustic setting, Jumping Goats Bar is the place to be. Each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evening, you can enjoy live music and board games while you throw back a few cold ones from local suppliers such as White Brick Brewing and Brendale Brewing.

While the bar is stocked with a wide range of snacks including locally made jerky and peanuts plus cheese and crackers, guests are welcome to bring their own food. Right next door is a delicious takeaway Thai shop, Kob’s Thai Kitchen, as well as Bella Sicilia Pizza and Pasta. There’s nothing better than some pizza or pasta to wash down a beer or two.

Beer not your thing? Don't worry, we've got you covered for delicious eats too!

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Rochelle Lyons

With a background in content writing, social media management and marketing, Rochelle is an avid lover of all things food, book and dog-related, and thinks she's much better at sports than she really is. At only 5'3", she's usually always the shortest among a group of people but will make a point to tell you she's the tallest of all her family members.

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