Sprouting in the rural landscape of North Arm (in between Yandina and Eumundi), Terella Brewing is the sustainable farm-style brewery you need to know about.
Co-founders Brandt Bamford and Torren Read have created a totally sustainable business model, which sees the brewery integrated with a Vertical Farm system, growing green produce within indoor growing booths under UV lights. This grow booth system creates its own fresh water as a byproduct of its process, which Terella Brewing then uses as a water supply to produce their beer. When brewing the beer, the fermentation process creates Co2, which is captured and re-injected back into the vertical farm to help grow the green produce. It is a fully enclosed sustainable cycle. Incredible, huh?
Fitting out a section of a mammoth onyx-coloured warehouse (the rest is being utilised for the brewery itself and the Vertical Farm system), the taproom has an industrial fit-out with a rustic vibe. You’ll find hanging pendant lights, an exposed ceiling and a huge concrete bar.
At the bar, 15 taps pour a rotating range of Terella’s beers, including a crisp lager, signature mango XPA, honey nut brown ale and a unique blackberry wheat beer. Plus, for those who are driving, there’s seasonally-flavoured sparkling water, brewed in house using the Vertical Farm water—choose between orange, passionfruit or mixed berry.
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