Noosa Brewery Trail: brewery notes | Noosa Eat and Drink

Noosa Brewery Trail: brewery notes

As we prepare to take off on a craft beer experience (our 2019 program's Noosa Brewery Trail), we're getting to know some of our local breweries with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours' Josh Donohoe...

Copperhead Restaurant & Brewery

With one of the smallest breweries on the Sunshine Coast, this hidden gem in the small town of Cooroy still manages to keep 14 beers on tap. A beautifully fitted out venue with exposed brick and timber features, this brewery / restaurant is a stand out for its food offerings as well as its range of beers.

The head brewer Davy has already brewed over 35 styles of beer in the 2 years the venue has been open. Ranging from the tart Guava Sour, to more traditional Pilsner, Pale Ale, Irish Red, IPA, and seasonal Saison and Chocolate Porters - there really is a beer for everyone!

And not forgetting the kitchens offerings with the menu including Stout Braised Lamb Shoulder, Tatake Tuna, Confit Duck, and a range of amazing starters which all pair perfectly with one, or several of the beers on tap.

Keep an eye out for their regular beer and food pairing events which feature seasonal dishes matched with seasonal beers, plus some running commentary from the brewer Davy. Only 20 minutes drive from Noosa, Copperhead makes a perfect road trip for lunch or dinner

Suggested exBeerience;

Guava Sour, IPA, Tropical Saison with some seared scallops or the Copperhead Platter

Land & Sea Brewery

The mighty Land & Sea Brewery opened its doors in January 2018 and is one of the biggest in the region with a brewhouse capacity of 1800L, and plenty of shiny stainless fermenters to produce a decent quantity of amber liquid.

Built from the ground up, the new Land & Sea venue is quite impressive with the brewery on show as a backdrop for those who stop in for a drink or a bite to eat, adding to the experience. Head Brewer Shane launched with two variations on lager styles to suit the Noosa climate, and has now added to the range several Pale Ales, IPA, Mango Sour and plenty of rotating taps featuring seasonal beers, all with fresh and unique ingredients.

They also offer food which is described as Gourmet Junk and Fine Vegan, with the kitchen delivering a bunch of options including burgers, pork belly bao, tofu chilli dog, and grazing plates to share.

A recently completed distillery also adds a new element to the venue (and another amazing backdrop) as they continue to provide offerings to suit a wide demographic which is apparent when you look around and notice people of all ages, families, dogs and just the general good vibe of the place

Suggested exBeerience;

Thomas Crisp Rice Lager (a collaboration with Thomas Surfboards) a gin cocktail, and a pork belly bao thank you very much!

Noosa Brewery Trail

Join Josh on a craft beer experience as Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours explore three breweries in the Noosa and surrounding regions. Get behind the scenes, meet the brewers and sample fresh local beer along the way.

The trail visits Land & Sea Brewery, Eumundi Brewery and Copperhead Restaurant & Brewery.

Collection and return from Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction or Noosaville.


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