In a Facebook update, the owners of Charleys Creek Brewing in Chincilla described their ongoing journey to receiving government approvals as “two steps forward and one step back.” Although their development application went public in 2021, they are “still awaiting some local government approvals,” but “are determined to open this year.” The brewhouse has already arrived, while the WA-made distillery is expected to be delivered in September.
Red Dog Brewery celebrated the official opening of its second Mackay-based venue, Red Dog Riverfront, on July 1st. Located in a council-owned building at Bluewater Quay, the venue includes a restaurant, bar and microbrewery.
10 Toes Brewery’s build is “well underway,” with the owners sharing in late June that the groundwork was being laid. The Sunshine Coast brewery also introduced its brewer, Josh Batten, who was awarded the Best New Queensland Craft Brewer title at the Royal Queensland Beer Awards earlier this year.
After announcing last month that they had started brewing, the owners of Hodfellow’s Brewing Co have shared that they are facing more delays surrounding the opening of their taproom. They have set up a fundraising campaign to help offset the cost of the additional council approvals and the taproom fit-out. The team at Hodfellow’s did, however, promise that they will have a product ready for tasting soon.
Sobah Beverages will open its non-alcoholic brewery and cafe in Burleigh Heads in August. The Gold Coast venue, which includes a 50-hectolitre brewery and enough indoor and outdoor seating for about 60 people, is cafe-styled and will serve breakfast and lunch. After years of contract brewing, the owners, Clinton and Lozen Schultz, are looking forward to the consistency in availability and quality that having their own brewery will bring.
The construction of Tamborine Mountain’s Boxer Brewing Co is in progress. The tanks and major equipment are awaiting connection and the upstairs office space is almost complete. The owners will next turn their attention to finishing the taproom.
In June, the team at Buddy Brewing submitted their plans for a brewery in Burpengary to the local council through their town planners. They also purchased Bribie Island Brewing Company’s brewing gear.