Although there needs to be no specific reason to drink a frosty cold ale made by one of our many epic Gold Coast brewers, there is in fact a day dedicated to doing exactly that and it’s happening this Saturday August 4th.
In celebration of International Beer Day, we’ve rounded up a list of the latest brews all your local faves have released and you should definitely rope your Mum into driving you to every single one because, good times await.
From north to south here they are (pick us up on the way will you please).
Fortitude Brewing Company
The crew at Fortitude Brewing Company have been busy little bees, or minors as the case may be. They’ve recently opened a sister company, Noisy Minor, who are slinging brand new brews faster than you can sink ‘em. The newbie boasts the same core values as their older sibling and each beer is brewed in single batches. Try the Anzus IPA which they say is a clean, light malt type of thang with earthy, resiny, piney and fruit notes. Yummo.
Where: 165 Long Road, Mount Tamborine
Black Hops Brewing
Word on the street is these Burleigh locals are expanding their offerings up north pretty soon so double the fun for everyone. They’ve been on the scene awhile now, creating much-loved offerings for their many fans. The latest brew to hit the streets is is the Send It Session Ale which literally rolled out this week. It’s an easy drinking, 4.2% Gold Coast inspired session beer (which means it’s low alcohol and can be consumed for a longer period of time! WINNING.
Where: 15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads
No doubt you’ve heard of them and hopefully you’ve ventured to the Currumbin industrial area to get involved in the endless good times on offer in their sweet space. If not, this weekend is your time friend. The Balter gang recently released a limited new brew, the Balter IIPA but you better get your hands on her quick smart, once she’s gone, she’s gone. And the can art is oh so pretty which is such a girl thing to say but hey, here we are.
Where: 14 Traders Way, Currumbin
Lost Palms Brewing
Speaking of pretty can art, Lost Palms Brewing know what’s up. Hues of bright pink and red are their signature colours and that is a thing we can get behind. The actual brewery space is also one of the best around complete with a basketball hoop plus live music and food trucks from Friday to Sunday. One of the latest on their list is the Lost Palms Lager which is a 4.8% pale beer and we highly recommend it. This plus a game of ball and some tunes with the crew, what more could you want.
Where: 11 Oak Avenue, Miami
Burleigh Brewing Co.
The crew at Burleigh Brewing Co. have a good thing going on. A spacious brewery that hosts many a fun event, an outdoor area that you never want to leave and, most recently an outdoor cinema where you can sip beers and laze about in beanbags while watching a flick. Fun! In the interest of keeping things umm interesting, we’re changing it up. Instead of a new brew, we want to chat about an oldie. The Hef is one of BBC’s most popular brews but the wheat beer won’t be made again until 2019 so if you haven’t tasted it yet, get in quick stocks literally won’t last.
Where: 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads
Laughing Lizard Brewing Co
These guys have the absolute lock down on tasty brews with a selection of over 150 and all chemical and preservative free. You know what that means? No hangover (not guaranteed). The latest addition to the fam is Ol Man Lizard, named by a customer and boasting absolute deliciousness. It’s a healthy dark ale which is something a little bit different and we hear it’s full bodied and super flavoursome. The perfect winter ale.
Where: 27 Sinclair St, Arundel
Words by Kirra Smith