Ocean View Estates was established in 1998. After 18 years of growing grapes and making wine, 2016 was the year for craft beer! Since the age of 4, Head Brewer, Hannah Honnef helped her dad in the vineyard and the winery and has a deep-seated love for food and wine. However, after 7 months of travelling in Europe and exploring her German heritage, Hannah’s passion for craft beer was ignited.
As one of Australia’s few female head brewers, Hannah is passionate about creating beers that taste great and appeal to beer buffs and non-beer drinkers alike, particularly the girls!
With a history in Biochemistry, Thomas Honnef, Chief Winemaker and owner of Ocean View Estates loves nothing but to get technical and share his knowledge and passion for wine. Sharing his love for the vineyard with his daughter since she was 2 years old, Thomas is quite happy to have the winery back to himself now that Hannah has found a passion for brewing craft beer.
Owner and head brewer of the award-winning brewery, Brendale Brewing, Ryan McCausland has only been in the biz for a short 5 years and has already established a brand name for himself and his company. Working alongside his wife, Ryan is proud to serve a range a high-quality, fresh and local beers including the South Pine Pale Ale in a relaxing taproom style venue that encourages you to throwback to basics and interact with those around you (A.K.A no television for watching sports!)
Making a natural progression from barman to head brewer, young Callum is a self-taught homebrewer now in charge of all the craft beers you drink at Thirsty Chiefs in North Lakes. Although he loves throwing back a Young Henrys Newtowner Pale Ale and brewing Thirsty’s Hop Chief, Callum believes that Summer Lovin’ Lager is his bestseller.
Founded by passionate beer enthusiast Adam Gibb, White Brick Brewing is the brainchild of an avid homebrewer who took his love for beer to the next level. Even before the establishment of White Brick Brewing, owner-operator Adam had a strong focus on supporting the local community, ensuring that event the nuts at the bar come from a local supplier! In addition to this, all the spent grain goes to a local farmer in Kurwongbah and the 120 solar panels on the roof of the brewery ensure that energy is going back into the grid so that brewing has no negative impact on the environment.
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