Drinks delivered to your doorstep. What a wonderful concept. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it's become a bit of a necessity amid the COVID-19 crisis, but we're here to tell if you if your bar cart is running dry in these strange self-isolation times, the Sunshine Coast has plenty of options to top you up.
Whether you enjoy craft beer, gin or a cocktail mixer, we've dug up the very best booze delivery and subscriptions the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Our favourite brewery in the hills is delivering their sensational beers to Sunshine Coast doorsteps (from Bribie Island all the way to Noosa) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, so you’ll never be without a cold one. With all non-contact deliveries being made by Brouhaha’s own staff in their refrigerated truck, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to pop open a can as soon as it lands. But, that’s not all these guys are sending out of their Maleny brewery. You can also order mouth-watering ‘heat and eat’ meals and locally-sourced pantry essentials, including produce boxes, for a tiny $5 delivery fee. We’re sold.
Land & Sea
Craving a drop of Land & Sea goodness? We feel you. Thankfully the crew are doing free local delivery for their Noosa regulars, from Doonan to Peregian. Just order online and pop in the code “NOOSALOCAL” to redeem the offer. The new Wet Hop IPA has just been released, so that’d be a good place to start, and you may as well add in a block of their beer soap, because it pays to be clean.
Your Mates Brewing
From their tanks to cans to straight to your doorstep, Your Mates Brewing is delivering the freshest of local beer across the Sunshine Coast. To guarantee delivery, order before 2pm the day before their Tuesday, Thursday and Friday drop-offs. Not sure which beer is your fave? Order The Whole Crew carton where you’ll get to sample a mixed box of Larry, Donnie, Sally and Macca.
When 10 Toes Brewery opened, they had two goals: Build brewery. Make beer. They’ve more than succeeded in both. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic on our doorstep, they’ve ticked another to-do off the list with a website and delivery option. Hallelujah! So local you can taste the Sunshine Coast air in each sip, do yourself a favour and order a weekend’s worth here.
If tequila is your weakness and you don’t already know about new Sunshine Coast tequila brand, Volando, then now’s the time to make the introduction. Delivering Australia-wide, their launch spirit, Volando Blanco Tequila, is smooth and balanced with a passing scent of caramel and baked agave—perfect for iso-life while you dream of a vacay in Mexico.
Soothe the sore spot of not being able to down a brew in Boiling Pot’s leafy courtyard with a contactless delivery of their epic beer. DM your order to the team via their Facebook page, before their Thursday delivery-run and you’ll be able to stock your fridge just in time for another weekend at home.
Heads Of Noosa
Get some of the best Sunshine Coast beer delivered for free when you hit up Heads of Noosa. Spreading their love of good times from Caloundra to Cooroy (eastern side of highway) you can check out all their offerings here, but whatever you do, make sure you add to cart some of the award-winning Japanese Lager.
Glass House Brewery
Another Sunshine Coast brewery that has had to close up shop due to COVID-19, Glass House Brewery have our parched mouths in mind, delivering their beers in 4-packs, cartons or growlers. Limiting drop-offs to a 10km radius from their Forest Glen location, if you’re in the area, count yourself as one of the lucky ones, who’ll also get to dial in for one of their just-out-of-the-oven pizzas.
If it's fast booze delivery you're after, Jimmy Brings is your new best mate. Maybe your stocks have diminished mid Zoom party, maybe it's 5pm on a Friday and you've just realised there are zero weekend beers in the house. Jimmy Brings promises to drop off your drinks in under 30 minutes, and they have a big range of booze to choose from too. Prep for your espresso martinis, Negronis and G&T's with their stacked library of spirits, liqueur and mixers available; shop classic beers like VB and XXXX, get crafty with brews from the llikes of White Rabbit, Mountain Goat or Bent Spoke, or keep it clean with Jimmy's selection of natural and organic wines.
Whisky Loot is about more than just guzzling whiskey—it’s about education. For $59 a month or quarter, depending on your preference (a month, of course, these are trying times), you receive three 60ml tasting bottles of premium whiskey, tasting notes and a journal to start your notes. You can pick from a few types or regions, for instance, there’s the American Box or the Traditionalist Box, to name two. Sign up here.
Unico Zelo is bringing the good vibes and the creativity with an extra special "Coronavino Care Package". Intrigued? Of course you are. Basically, it's a carefully and playfully selected mixed dozen delivered to your door, with 20% off and free shipping to sweeten the deal. Check it out here. And, because digital happy hours are the new normal, Unico Zelo is also hosting Facebook Live happy hours every night at 4.30pm (Gold Coast time). Tune in with all your curly wine questions or just jump in with general industry banter to enjoy a face-to-face conversation via the magic of social media.
Good Pair Days
Built for the Netflix generation, Good Pair Days is all about discovering tasty, affordable wine from the comfort of your own lounge room. Through powerful (read: fun) personalisation tech (yes, it's a quiz), you'll be delivered new wines you're guaranteed to love, minus all the weird wine jargon. The packaging and tasting notes are super cute (and sustainable), so why not have a try here.
Gin Society is a membership program which not only includes a bi-monthly delivery of gin, but also cocktail recipes, articles and content, event invitations, and a luxe gift for first-time subscribers, which includes a crystal glass, cocktail spoon, jigger and strainer. Membership costs $95, paid every two months coinciding with the delivery of a premium bottle of gin from a small batch distillery. Don’t expect Hendrix or Bombay Sapphire to be sent your way, you’re going to be sent artisanal creations like Rivo foraged gin from Lake Como (wow) and Sheep Whey Gin made from Tasmanian native botanicals. Check it out.
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Image credit: Land & Sea and Justin Aikin