A new online craft beer trail and map has launched featuring 18 local breweries from across the Sunshine Coast, Hinterland and Noosa regions.
The ‘Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Trail’ – which went live on Friday 1 May, 2020 – is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours owner Josh Donohoe and Visit Sunshine Coast.
Following the success of similar trails in craft beer regions around the world, this online resource will allow visitors to see the locations of Sunshine Coast breweries on a map, as well as provide details such as opening hours, restaurant offerings and contact information.
The trail will allow visitors and locals alike to discover the Sunshine Coast’s thriving craft beer scene, epic Sunday sessions, brewery tours, and a Craft Beer Festival featuring more than 160 Australian and international beers. The Sunshine Coast is home to sparkling beaches and pristine rainforests, innovative food, fabulous events and a thriving craft beer scene.
“The online beer trail is a great resource for visitors and locals to follow and explore the breweries at their leisure,” Mr Donohoe said.
“It will also have a great reach domestically and internationally and help promote that craft beer is another great reason to visit our region.”
The Sunshine Coast has earned a reputation as being a leading craft beer destination.
Accolades for the region’s brewers include Moffat Beach Brewing Co, who won Champion Small Independent Brewery of Australia, and Your Mates Brewing who achieved Top 5 Beers in a national poll. Local breweries have also won gold medals at recent state and national judging competitions over the past few years and continue to punch above their weight.
Glass House Brewery Owner Simon Michelangeli said “As we plan for reopening our venues when social distancing restrictions lift, we are looking for new ways to engage with customers. This is a great initiative that further raises awareness of our thriving local craft beer industry and the love of beer that we all share.”
Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford said that food and beverage are a major focus of the region’s tourism marketing, with the Sunshine Coast one of Australia’s richest agricultural producers.
“Food and wine tourism are already well-established as prime drivers of tourism around the world, and craft beer is now emerging as an equally dynamic growth sector,” Mr Latchford said.
“This Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Trail can add a distinct ‘taste’ to a region’s tourism offer, and complement the destination’s other food and natural attractions.”
For more information, view the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Trail website
OR contact Josh Donohoe, Owner, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours M: 0438 823 377
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