For the Love of Beer: Moreton Bay Region's Craft Brewers Trail

Forget XXXX, VB, Tooheys, Carlton, Hahn, Pure Blonde and all the other usual suspects, boutique brews are now all the rage.

Over the last couple of years Moreton Bay Region has seized onto the brew fever and steeped up its game when it comes to brewing and serving new age craft beer. The divergence of flavours and styles of craft and new age beers holds great appeal to the discerning drinker and the beer curioso, with local brewers popping up across the region.


Crack open another cold one at Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company

For primo craft beer Brisbane North you can’t go past family-friendly Thirsty Chiefs. This microbrewery is brewing up a storm in North Lakes, offering beer enthusiasts over 195 local and imported beers, ciders and unique range beers including preservative-free, gluten-free, alcoholic ginger beer and even chilli-infused brews. The microbrewery also hosts family-friendly Friday Knock Off Drinks, as well as monthly Karaoke Nights and other special events throughout the year.


Stop in at the newest brewery in town Hip Hops Brewers

Discover Hip Hop Brewers, a sprawling industrial-style craft brewery nestled in Brisbane's vibrant northside within the Moreton Bay Region. Boasting an impressive 21 taps of fresh brews and boozy seltzers, Hip Hops Brewers is the newest craft brewer on the block and is a highly anticipated addition to The Sheds precinct at Brendale. To complement your drinks, Hip Hop Brewers offers a delectable menu to suit casual diners all the way to group luncheons. Treat your taste buds to sourdough bruschetta, a crusty cobb loaf, crispy squid or mouth-watering burgers. Non-beer drinkers are also well catered for. Sip on one of Hip Hops three refreshing seltzers—Boozy Lemonade, Ginger Zing or Hard Sarsparilla.


Taste an inventive pallette of beer at Tannins Brew

Tannins Brews are renowned for their inventive, experimental and playful concoctions that look to redefine craft beer. Past creations have included the likes of smoked pineapple pale ales to vanilla plum sours. Their taps flow with up to six brews at a time - two of their core beers and the rest are their specialty brews that change with the seasons. But they’re not just about beer! Tannins Brew also offers a selection of locally made spirits and serve up bold cups of coffee alongside a tasty grill menu.


Enjoy an un-beer-lievable sip at Brendale Brewing Co

For an intimate space to catch up with your closest mates or a place to party with your favorite people, Brendale Brewing has the goods to cater to everyone. With no tv's to watch the sports channel, Brendale Brewing wants you to get back to basics and socialise with your friends, family and maybe even meet someone new while throwing back a fresh, local craft beer. Bring your furry, four-legged friends along, play some pool or foosball, try out the Super Nintendo, and don't forget about the missus and the bub - with baby change tables in the bathroom and plenty of board games to keep the kids entertained, Brendale Brewing truly understands the need for a local hangout.


Have a beer-tastic time at Jumping Goats Bar

Owned and run by a father-daughter team, Jumping Goats Bar is one of the newest bars on the Redcliffe Peninsula. For relaxed seaside vibes in a rustic setting, Jumping Goats Bar is the place to be. Each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evening, you can enjoy live music and board games while you throw back a few cold ones from local suppliers such as White Brick Brewing and Brendale Brewing.

While the bar is stocked with a wide range of snacks including locally made jerky and peanuts plus cheese and crackers, guests are welcome to bring their own food. Right next door is a delicious takeaway Thai shop, Kob’s Thai Kitchen, as well as Bella Sicilia Pizza and Pasta. There’s nothing better than some pizza or pasta to wash down a beer or two.


Raise a pint with your pals at Buddy Brewing

Buddy Brewing is the newest hangout in Moreton Bay based in Burpengary. Join the craft brewers trail at this family-run micro-brewery with brews inside their cosy dark interiors or their grassy outdoor space. Try their first taps: Station Road Blonde, Hastala Citra Baby Pale Ale, and Newstead Japanese Lager and keep your taste buds guessing with rotating selections and local spirits. And guess what, they're dog-friendly!


Sunsets, sea and sips of beer at Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co

Under the careful eye of their master brewer, Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co have created four thirst-quenching beers which pay tribute to the Moreton Bay region. The Reef Point Lager has a crisp, clean and refreshing taste, and is named after its namesake location at the tip of the Peninsula. Thirteen Hills XPA is a fruity and low bitterness hazy extra pale ale that pays homage to the thirteen hills that can be seen behind Deception Bay, known as the Glasshouse Mountains. The Bay West Coast IPA has a malty, resinous aroma and a full-on malt and hop flavour explosion that is balanced out by the medium-high bitterness. Finally, the Marina Mid-Strength is a deceptively full flavoured mid-strength that possesses an enticing resinous pine aroma that is derived from the blend of ale and biscuit malt. It is finished off with a citrusy floral spice.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all the wonderful breweries our region the has to offer. Share your journey with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbayregion in your posts, we would love to hear about your experiences in Moreton Bay Region!

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.