After opening in May 2022, Burleigh Barrels Brewery shared in late August via Facebook that “due to circumstances beyond [its] control” it has had to “cease trading and shut [its] doors.” The Burleigh Barrels team vowed to keep their supporters updated as they know more.
Copperlode Brewing Co opened in Cairns at the end of August. It aims to brew with locally sourced ingredients and create beers inspired by its tropical Far North Queensland home.
Wild Barrel Sunshine Coast had a soft launch event in late August, introducing its first limited release to locals and close supporters. The brewery produces barrel aged beer using local, organic ingredients, drawing inspiration from the wine-making process.
Big Rocks Brewery’s brewing equipment has started to arrive at its site in Rockhampton. The brewery has previously said that it expects to open in November 2023.
Currumbin Valley Brewing in Currumbin Waters opened on September 16. The venue includes a taproom, kitchen and brewery.
Hodfellow’s Brewing Co. is now open on Fridays, the first step in its soft opening schedule. In a Facebook update, the owners said that they are “still work[ing] through the processes to get approvals for weekend trading” before they hold their official opening.
The Townsville Bulletin reported in early September that Ten Toes Brewery’s $2 million new venue in Buderim was two months away from opening. According to The Courier Mail, the brewery has secured a five-year lease on a former IGA supermarket site, with the option to purchase the premises. Its existing Alexandra Headland nano-brewery will continue to operate after the new venue opens. Director of Ten Toes, Rupert Hall, told The Courier Mail, “We’ve been on the hunt for a new premises for just over three years and I believe moving to The Hub is just [the] next step we needed to take to expand our production capacity.”