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Five Up-and-Coming Queensland Breweries You Should Know and Support Right Now 

Discover these top independent brews made in your own backyard — and vote for your favourite to be stocked in more BWS stores across the state.
By Sarah Ward
August 18, 2020
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Five Up-and-Coming Queensland Breweries You Should Know and Support Right Now 

Discover these top independent brews made in your own backyard — and vote for your favourite to be stocked in more BWS stores across the state.
By Sarah Ward
August 18, 2020
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FIVE UP-AND-COMING QUEENSLAND BREWERIES YOU SHOULD KNOW AND SUPPORT RIGHT NOW 

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Discover these top independent brews made in your own backyard — and vote for your favourite to be stocked in more BWS stores across the state.

The beer world is filled with big names, heavy hitters and brands that you'll find almost anywhere around the globe. They're all well and good (and tasty), and everyone has heard of them. But, whether you're having a cold one after work or throwing back a few tins on a weekend, there's nothing quite like supporting a top-notch local brew.

Perhaps it's the fact that the beer you're enjoying was made so close to home. Maybe it's the feeling of knowing that you're showing some love to folks in your own community. We think it's both, actually — because sipping and celebrating a top homegrown brew is one of life's small but still significant pleasures.

As everyone across the state is well aware, Queensland has a healthy beer scene — and we're sure you're knocking back local brews rather often. Still, if you need a few pointers, or you're just keen to support nearby breweries every chance you get, we're here to help. We've teamed up with our pals at BWS to highlight five Queensland-based up-and-comers you should add to your must-drink list. And whether you already know and love them, or you're discovering them for the first time, you can also throw some extra support their way by voting for them to be stocked in more BWS stores across the state.

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    Slipstream Brewing Company

    When Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt decided to get into the craft brewing game, they took their cues from a significant source. That’d be the US beer scene, with the Brisbane locals sipping their way around America, enjoying some liquid inspiration, then bringing their ideas back home. Enter Slipstream Brewing Company, the duo’s Yeerongpilly warehouse setup. Its standard range covers the bases, including a tropical pale ale, a rye pale ale, an American red ale, a pilsner with a pun-tastic name (Yerongpils), an IPA and a flavoursome XPA. But if you’re looking for a hero, that’d be hops — with Slipstream particularly fond of brewing hop-forward beers with bitter and fruity rather than malt flavours.

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    It’s easy to pass by Revel Brewing Co and not realise that it’s there. Nestled into a small precinct near the river end of Oxford Street — aka the quieter end — it’s one of Bulimba’s hidden gems. But once you’ve been to its century-old heritage digs, sipped its brews, eaten its pizza and sat outside in its leafy beer garden, you won’t forget Revel in a hurry. Beer-wise, the eastside brewery serves up both core and limited ranges, with trusty pale ales, IPAs, summer ales and lagers sitting alongside more experimental tipples. It’s that combo that has helped Revel win a slew of awards since its 2017 formation, including gongs from the Independent Brewers Association, Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, and Australian International Beer Awards.

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    Grab one of The Catchment Brewing Co’s beers, and you won’t just find yourself enjoying a frosty brew. You’ll do that, of course, but you’ll also take in a piece of West End history. Every product in the Boundary Street beer outfit’s main range borrows its name from a detail from the area’s past — a tidbit that you likely didn’t already know, too, so your next cold one will definitely help you up your trivia knowledge. Proud of its local focus, and the fact that it both brews and serves its homegrown tipples onsite, Catchment has plenty of tales to draw upon. Indeed,  brewing the good stuff has been a part of West End in general since way back in the late 19th century.

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    Noosa’s beaches and laidback vibes are legendary. It’s little wonder that the spot has also given rise to its own brewery, too. When you’re soaking in this scenic corner of southeast Queensland, a locally made cold one goes down even more smoothly than it normally would. That’s especially the case when it’s made for easy drinking, which — along with minimising its environmental impact — is firmly Land & Sea — Noosa Brewing Company’s focus. Expect a variety of options, with this Noosa Heads outfit’s craft beer selection spanning pale ales, IPAs, mango sours, rice lagers and kolschs.

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    Calling all fruit fans — especially those fond of getting their fix in liquid form. Cheeky Tiki Cider makes its tropical brews from local produce, so when you sip one of its beverages, you’re tasting homegrown goodness. Small-batch sweet and dry Queensland apple ciders are the main attraction here, although Cheeky Tiki has more than a few tricks up its sleeves. Inspired by a Hawaiian holiday taken by founders Zoe Young and Josh Phillips, and based in Bundaberg, it also serves up orange and ginger ciders, and passionfruit, rose and other fruit varieties too. Plus, as part of Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, it’s in the vino-making business as well.

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