Scenic Rim Region 

Queensland’s Scenic Rim named in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 regions to travel in 2022!

With more than 650 breweries, brewpubs and contract brewers in Australia, it’s safe to say that the craft beer movement isn’t just thriving in Australia, it is booming! The Scenic Rim in South East Queensland’s wine country has tapped into the craft brew scene.

You have probably heard of the Scenic Rim even if you haven’t come to visit yet. Having been featured in Qantas and Virgin Australia travel magazines, as well as the popular television, show Great Day Out. Scenic Rim has become a must vacation destination. Quaint small towns, great shopping, beaut cafes and restaurants and a plethora of bed and breakfasts have drawn visitors there for years. And then there’s the Scenic Rim Brewery and wineries.

Fat Man and Digger Craft Beers
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Scenic Rim Brewery & Cafe

Just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast lies the natural beauty, which is the beating heart of the Scenic Rim. This already popular wine region and country destination have welcomed with open arms, the Scenic Rim Brewery to the tourism mix in the tiny town of Mount Alford.

Today, people want to know where their beer comes from and a little about their local brewer. Mike and Wendy are the founders of the Scenic Rim micro-brewery and cafe. They are passionate about the region and love sharing their knowledge of brewing. Their brews are 100% hand-crafted on-site from brewing in the large copper tanks to labelling and hand packaging of each bottle of beer.

Wendy and Mike wanted their brewery to stand apart from other breweries. Their beers have a character and story that harnesses the larrikin nature of typical Australians. With beer names like Fat Man and Shazza, you know there has to be an epic story behind them. Visitors enjoy asking about these characters and purchase their favourites to share at home with family and friends.

Scenic Rim Brewery and cafe
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Mount Alford First General Store Heritage Listed 

Since late 2016, they have warmly welcomed customers through their 130-year-old shop front that was once an old general store. The heritage-listed building is also a buzzing café catering for more than just beer lovers. Adorning the walls and counters, you find a wide selection of quality products complimenting their beers on display. The owners of Scenic Rim Brewery have developed strong business partnerships within the local community. Supporting the local producers and business owners are important to them.

Brewers Grains

With the explosion of craft brewers across the nation, it’s not just a win for the thirsty masses. It’s also a windfall for farmers and local communities. Ingredients are sourced from local dairy and sheep farms, with spent grain, the by-product from the brewing process is given back to the agricultural community. These brewers are making beer, but they are also creating a by-product that is used by their neighbours.

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Beer Tasting Experience

Scenic Rim Brewery is a place to enjoy an afternoon beer on the back deck or a beer tasting inside the café where the large copper tanks stand tall with pride. The beer, ambience and experience at the Scenic Rim Brewery are unique and affords visitors a perfect beer getaway. A weekend country escape enables ample time to stop by and sample the range of craft beers and take in the stunning vistas. Dogs are welcome but only on the footpath dining area at the front entrance of the brewery.

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Great Outdoors

When road-tripping through South East Queensland, this Australian region is well worth a visit. The Scenic Rim region has a lot going for it from walk and wine trails, country pubs, art galleries, national parks and extensive selection of accommodation.

Scenic Rim is a feel-good destination that serves up an ever-changing array of experiences. Come for a visit and enjoy a coldie at the Scenic Rim Brewery located at Mt Alford and 13 kilometres from the thriving town of Boonah.

Scenic Rim Accommodation

With camping, farm stays, glamping, hotels, motels, cottages, mountain retreats and bed & breakfast properties, there’s accommodation to suit everyone’s needs in the Scenic Rim region. The region can accommodation adventurous bush walkers, families, wedding parties, conference groups, and holidaymakers. View deals, see photos and read reviews on the best Scenic Rim accommodation from travellers like you on

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