TOP DROPS: 4 Brothers Brewing's Adrian Cubit with his winning beers (from left), smoked beer Arrogant Brother, hefeweizen Fat Hefe and coffee porter Evil Brother.
TOP DROPS: 4 Brothers Brewing's Adrian Cubit with his winning beers (from left), smoked beer Arrogant Brother, hefeweizen Fat Hefe and coffee porter Evil Brother. Bev Lacey

4 Brothers Brewing brews some of best beer in Australia

TOOWOOMBA'S 4 Brothers Brewing now has the medals to prove it is producing some of the best beers in Australia.

In its first ever hit-out at a competition, the brewery has taken home three awards in the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.

Managing director Adrian Cubit said proximity to the awards was one of many reasons the business decided to throw its hat in the ring against hundreds of beers across the country.

"A lot of the larger, Australia-wide awards are normally down in Melbourne," Mr Cubit said.

"We were hoping to get two medals, we were very happy to get three."

He said the brewery focused on creating a tasty drop rather than brewing to parameters.

The brewery is now preparing to showcase a unique drop next month, as The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular arrives in Queensland.

4 Brothers is entering King of the North, a beer Mr Cubit described as "very experimental".

"We wanted to try to use all Queensland produce," he said.

The result is bananas in the mash, sugar cane in the boil, mango in the ferment and using lemon myrtle instead of hops.

"We've made a couple of mango beers, but everything else will be brand new," Mr Cubit said.

GABS, which held its inaugural event in Melbourne in 2011, has been called Australia's biggest and most recognised beer festival.

In successive years, it has expanded to Sydney and Auckland.

GABS will be hosted in Queensland for the first time at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, April 27.

For more information or to buy tickets, head to gabsfestival.com.



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