The Coast is the perfect location to hold next month's Craft Beer and Cider Festival.
The Coast is the perfect location to hold next month's Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Unsplash

Coast's beer revolution bringing the cheer

It makes perfect sense that the Sunshine Coast was going to boom with a craft beer revolution.

After ticking off a good dose of sun, surf and sand, a refreshing ale is up there as one of the best things in life.

The Coast has had more than its fair share of craft brewery openings over the past few years - a perfect location, then, to hold next month's Craft Beer and Cider Festival, with brewers coming from around Australia and New Zealand to participate, and more than 60 curated craft brews on offer.

Event director Tanya Taber said it was all about tasting people's ideas through their craft.

"Our festival is a true celebration of craft beer and cider's creativity and diversity," she said.

"Craft beer is all about finding brews that have something different about them."

What better way to kick off summer!

Here's a round-up of just some of the ales available to try:


Rich in environmentally friendly ethos, Moffat Beach Brewing Co uses locally sourced produce wherever possible.


Revisit the original home of craft beer on the Sunshine Coast. They'll have their Pale Ale with a dry spicy bitter finish and Refreshing Lager with citrus tones on offer. eumundi-brewery


Brewed to honour founder Adam Tomlinson's ancestors, Stalwart will be featuring their golden ale Dreamtime Warrior (4.7 per cent) from his Aboriginal ancestry and the American pale ale Sacred Chief (4.9 per cent) from his Navaho Indian American ancestry.


Opened in January this year, Land and Sea is a Noosa brewery passionate about using local sunshine ingredients sourced as sustainably as possible. Land and Sea will be featuring their Kolsch beer, Race Logger, NZ IPA and Saison at the festival.


Yep, we love our mates and now you can too. Choose from Your Mate Lager pale ale (5 per cent), Donnie dark ale (4.5 per cent) or the ever-popular Larry pale ale (4.7 per cent).


Born in 2015, Sunshine Brewery is good fresh beer made with love and ingredients traceable straight back to the growers. Sunshine Brewery will be featuring their Blue Sky IPA (5.9 per cent), the Debbie Harry Blonde Ale (4.2 per cent), Pacific Pils pilsner (4.8 per cent) and Pale Ale India series (5.4 per cent).


Enjoy a brew on the ginger side including Ginger Beer and Vodka (4.5 per cent), Ginger Beer and Spiced Rum (4.5 per cent) and Buderim Ginger Brew (4.5 per cent).


Brouhaha Brewery was founded by locals for locals, with a mission to share the love and art of craft beer with the community. Try the Maleny Lager (4.6 per cent), Milk Stout (4.7 per cent), NZ Pale Ale (4.5 per cent), Raspberry Saison (5.9 per cent), Strawberry and Rhubarb Sour (4.2 per cent).


If you're not that into beer, you're going to love the ciders on offer. Sunshine Coast Cider produce apple cider the old-fashioned way, from apples grown on the Granite Belt, picked when ripe and juiced then and there. Try their Dry Sunshine Cider (6 per cent), Dry Bottle Fermented (7.7 per cent), Cloudy Perry (4.6 per cent), Brut and Cider Methode Traditionelle (8.5 per cent) and a Dry and Still (7.5 per cent).


Tasmania's finest - check out Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (5.4 per cent) from the Tasmanian experts who know apple cider as well as anyone.

Beer and cider still not your thing? There will also be heaps of live entertainment on the day, including blues and roots infused Dan Horne and guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Brad Schultz.

The Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival will be held December1, at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, 1pm-9pm. For more visit:

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