Red Earth Brewery
Located five minutes’ drive west of Kingscliff and based on a working avocado farm, Red Earth Brewing takes its name from the volcanic soil of the fertile Tweed caldera.
With Mount Warning, the avocado trees, cane fields and trademark red soil as its backdrop, this grand old building originally functioned as an avocado production shed. A rustic corrugated façade, raked ceilings and a collection of salvaged doors and windows round out the industrial tap room interiors.
With the slogan “brewed by mates for mates”, for six years head brewer Zeke Hower honed his skills with the legendary Stone & Wood Brewing Co., and is now the skillful master of ales, lagers and everything in between at this new 12-hectolitre brewhouse.
First brews pouring at the taps will include their signature Rising Sun Pale Ale, a golden-bodied beer with subtle notes of citrus fruits and which tastes like sunshine. Thirsty patrons can also enjoy Zeke’s new IPA, Pilsner and mid-strength Lager, while relishing in a rotating roster of local foods trucks and live entertainment—ensuring this will be a destination brewery worth travelling south for.
Once the liquid gold is consistently flowing from the taps, subsequent phases planned for the brewhouse are equally exciting. Early next year, you’ll be swilling brews while also noshing on local produce and indigenous bush tucker, cooked over logs on an open fire pit in an outdoor kitchen. When things really ramp up, Red Earth Brewery will have capacity for events, weddings and the distribution of their brews as far as demand will carry it.
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