Mick Fanning Is Opening His Own Australian Brewery

The surfing legend will apparently even be pulling beers at the bar.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 01, 2016

Hanging out at the beach, then grabbing a beer: it's one of life's simple pleasures. Even Australian surfing legends such as Mick Fanning agree — so much so, that the three-time world champ is opening his own brewery on the Gold Coast.

If you're keen on knocking back a beverage with a wave-riding pedigree, Balter Brewing Company is the name to look out for. The boutique operation is already making their first batches of XPA, ready to hit local bars in March before their grand opening in April. Plus, Fanning will apparently be jumping behind the bar to pull a few.

Given that Fanning only recently announced that he'd be taking a (truly deserved) year off, it sounds like he has quite the solid plan for his spare time. He's not the only famous surfing name switching seawater for amber ales, however. Joining the quest for the kind of endless summer you can probably only have on the Gold Coast, fellow pros Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge and Josh Kerr are also among Balter's shareholders.

Balter Brewing Company will open in Currumbin on the Gold Coast in April. For more information, keep an eye on their website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Published on March 01, 2016 by Sarah Ward
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