If you’re anything like us and you love a good beer, then you’ll be pleased to know Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. is finally opening its doors this weekend.
A passion project of brothers Craig and Lance Masterson, the Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. is a concept that has been cultivating for eight years. Yep, eight years of patience, hard work and dedication gives this brewery more soul than a 60s RnB band, and the thought behind every little detail and finishing touch is clear to see.
Independent, family owned and all-Australian, the Sunshine Coast’s newest brewery is inspired by the nearby rocky headlands of Noosa Heads. Their beers embody the flavours, sights, sounds and colours of Noosa, and are brewed, filtered, kegged and bottled on site.
The brewery itself is impressive, with massive fermenting tanks taking centre stage. But it’s the beer that really steals the show. Opening with two signature lagers, the Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. don’t cut corners when it comes to quality. The Japanese Lager, which is made using a proprietary blend of malts, has a delicate but forward malt profile, while the Summer Dusk Lager boasts a fine amount of specialty dark malts which are balanced by tropical fruit hop flavours and aromas.
There’s also a taproom, where lucky locals and visitors get to sit back, relax and enjoy a couple of lagers. The high ceiling, feature lighting, massive wooden doors, bar stools, dark timber tables and textured cement walls add to the industrial-chic vibe, while the beer garden and sunset feature wall add just the right amount of coastal cool.
And because no beer session is complete without food, the brewery houses a kitchen, serving up delicious eats made from locally-sourced, fresh ingredients that are designed to be washed down with a lager. And like their beers, their menu is a little bit different too. Think: Japanese peppers, beer battered zucchini flowers with herby tofu stuffing, chicken wings with miso maple sauce and pork buns. Or, why not treat yourself to the Brewmasters Plate—a delicious platter of Woombye Cheese Company’s Blackall Gold wash rind, mild nduja, tahini paste, pineapple chutney, pickles and gluten-free lavosh. It’s a “yes” from us.
When: Opening this weekend, Friday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm
Where: Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. 85 Rene Street, Noosaville
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