THE BEER FROM ROUND HERE
by JOSH DONOHOE
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours
While the Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean is shrouded in mystery around the supposed disappearance of numerous aircraft and ships, the Beermuda Triangle in Noosa is quite the opposite.
On a map you can draw a classic isosceles triangle and find that three breweries have mysteriously appeared in very close proximity to each other in the Noosaville region. With 1.2km being the furthest distance between them, you would be right to assume there must be something special in the water or, more likely, the availability of space required to build a brewery. Or, even more accurately, that this is where council advised that breweries had to be located due to zoning. Mystery solved!
With the Sunshine Coast being touted as the Craft Beer Capital of Australia due to its 20 breweries, you can see why Noosa would have its fair share of that number. Just a short drive out of town you can also find Eumundi Brewery, Terella Brewing (North Arm), Copperhead Brewery (Cooroy), Eco Brewing Co (Boreen Point) and Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co (Cooran). Maybe a Beermuda Octagon? Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
So back to the Beermuda Triangle and the mystery of good beer and good times.
The first brewery to mysteriously open its doors in Noosa was Land & Sea Brewing. It is set up in a jaw-dropping venue that is decorated with motorbike and surfboard collections, and polished concrete floors that open up to the brewery and distillery, which provide a stunning backdrop to enjoy a meal with a few beers.
The next brewery to suddenly appear was Heads of Noosa, which is known for making exceptional lagers, including the widely distributed Japanese lager that is fast becoming a Noosa favourite. It boasts the title of having the biggest capacity of any brewery on the Sunshine Coast, and the taproom provides a window into the brewery, along with a great range of food to match its beers.
The third brewery to pop up and complete the triangle was Boiling Pot Brewing Co, which has created another amazing venue for locals and visitors to enjoy. Named after a location in the Noosa National Park, Boiling Pot provides a range of beers to suit everyone and a beautiful outdoor deck that puts you among the trees while you enjoy a beer and a bite to eat.
These three breweries all offer something unique in their range of beers, their food offerings and also the layout and feel of each of the venues. If you want to really appreciate the beer styles and mysterious stories behind these venues, then jump on a brewery tour of Noosa with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours. Grab a group of mates and book a private tour or join one of their regular day tours visiting the Beermuda Triangle and beyond. Visit sunshinecoastcraftbeertours.com.au or phone 5449 3477.
Support local business, drink local beer and disappear into the Beermuda Triangle!