Whether you’re seeking a greater understanding of what makes a perfect coffee or craft beer or just the new trend, Australia has a growing fascination with boutique beverages.
You just need to look around at the number of new breweries popping up on the Coast over the past few years.
A perfect example in the hills of the Maleny hinterland is Brouhaha Brewery. In August, it will be opening the kitchen doors to chefs Matt Blackwell and Michael Bickford when visitors will enjoy a five-course menu with matching beers, as part of The Curated Plate’s The Art of Beer & Food event on Friday, August 9.
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours is also offering a special tour that celebrates the relationship between chef and producer. The tour includes visits to a local coffee roaster, a fruit and vegetable farm and local wagyu farmer, with the final stop at Brouhaha Brewery and Restaurant for a delicious lunch featuring the local produce from the previous stops. Joining the lunch are the chef and brewer, who will share the local stories behind the food and beer.
The Curated Plate encourages guests to immerse themselves in the flavours foraged from organic and sustainable practices and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences. Bookings are essential. Visit thecuratedplate.com.au
Roasters perfect for warming up your winter
The Curated Plate’s Destination Series has wine-, beer- and coffee-themed events that will have your taste buds melting this winter. Groundskeeper Willie Coffee Roasters invites you on a journey from source to taste. Learn about the cultivation of coffee and tea, sustainability and the challenges of production at origin before progressing your journey with an interactive coffee-roasting demonstration. Guests will take away a new appreciation for the flavour potential of coffee and tea beyond a humble morning ritual. As part of The Curated Plate, The Sunshine Coast Coffee Roasters Guild will offer a variety of master classes, demonstrations, and tours from Monday, August 5 to Sunday, August 18. Bookings are essential. Visit thecuratedplate.com.au for more information.