Brouhaha Brewery | The Perfect Beer For Every Taste

Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery is one brewery you shouldn’t missed on your next trip to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Make sure to add Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery to your itinerary…….You won’t be disappointed. 

Australian Craft Beer

A visit to Australia wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the top Australian Craft Beers that are dominating the market. Craft Beer production has flourished over the past five years. I believe this is a contributing factor in the decline of beer consumption in Australia. Consumers today are choosing quality over quantity! 

There are around 500 breweries across the country, and they’re scattered around in big cities and small towns that are worth visiting. There are lots of famous award-winning brewing establishments in Australia, as well as up-and-coming brewers who are revolutionising the way beer is made.

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland

You will find Brouhaha Brewery in the delightful Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny. Maleny is renowned for its exceptionally views, rich pastures, wagyu cattle and award-winning dairy products. But, it is not only the Maleny dairy producers who are taking out the medals! Brouhaha Brewery opened in mid-2016 and over the two years of operations, Brouhaha have been awarded 17 medals which they are very proud of.

Catchy Name

The quirky name Brouhaha Brewing is a play on words and comes from the saying “there is a brouhaha brewing.” Brouhaha means a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something. The name is very fitting as there is always plenty of ‘something’ happening at Brouhaha!

Brouhaha’s Head Brewer, Matt Jancauskas was named Best Brewer of the Year at Queensland’s inaugural 2017 Beeries Awards. Before Brouhaha, Matt studied electrical engineering and spent over two years working at London’s Beavertown Brewery. Beavertown Brewery is owned by Logan Plant (the son of Robert Plant, Led Zepplin’s lead singer). Matt worked his way quickly up the Beaverton ladder from packaging beer to learning the craft of brewing to Production Manager.

This young, innovative brewer is making some seriously good craft beer.

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There really is a beer for everyone!

This is one of my favourite breweries in Queensland. It’s a place that is constantly experimenting and developing new styles of beer. I am very partial to their enormously refreshing sessionable IPA, however, they do especially well with their quirky range of ‘Sours and Saisons’ brews.  I love bringing international visitors here for lunch and exploring new beer creations with friends.

The brewpub sits in the middle of a medical centre but don’t let the location put you off. Once through the front doors,  you’re greeted by rainforest views off the sprawling timber deck. Long communal tables and umbrellas are full of happy locals and thirsty visitors, who are keen to taste the excellent selection of craft brews on tap.

 

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Spoilt For Choice at Brouhaha

The most popular beer styles at the moment are their Strawberry Rhubarb Sour, Raspberry Saison, IPA and Maleny Lager. Being a smaller brewery, Brouhaha has put some emphasis on creating and experimenting with different styles of beers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour, although a-not-too-familiar style, is quickly becoming a crowd favourite. This beer is easy to drink, super refreshing despite its rhubarb sour finish. It’s a great beer to enjoy on a hot summers’ day! Matt says their Strawberry Rhubarb Sour has helped crush the male-dominated stereotype of the ‘craft beer drinker’ and that more females are trying different styles of craft beer and loving them.

Raspberry Saison, again, is not considered to be a typical style but has created a bit of a cult following. Matt created this beer as it reminds him of memories of picking raspberries at his grandmother’s house when he was a child.

Brouhaha’s IPA is a deliciously hoppy India Pale Ale, with a finish that does not leave that lingering bitterness as your typical IPA. This IPA is far too easy to drink at 6.2%!

Maleny Lager is as crisp and clear as the Maleny fresh mountain air. Following the traditional German technique of lagering, Brouhaha brew their Maleny Lager with the best ingredients and a lot of patience. It is crisp, clean and with a body that comes from the lagering process.

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Brouhaha Eats

The Brouhaha Restaurant have been awarded the ‘Snail of Approval’ from Slow Food Noosa for its commitment to sustainable, fresh and locally sourced produce and food. Head Chef, James Ostridge has partnered with Ken from Maleny Wagyu. The spent grain from the brewery is sent to Ken’s farm to feed his cattle. Brouhaha uses Maleny Wagyu in their kitchen with a “nose to tail” nothing is wasted approach. Anything not used in the kitchen is made into wagyu dog food which is available for purchase from the brewery.

The chefs make it a priority to use local producers when designing their seasonally menus. Brouhaha has built strong partnerships with Maleny Wagyu, Maleny Food Co, The Falls Farm and Good Harvest Organics to provide their guests with only the best locally sourced fresh produce from the Maleny and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Regions.

Photography Credits – Aaron Shum, a Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer
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