We chatted with craft brewer Mike Webster from Scenic Rim Brewery
What motivated you to start a brewery?
An insatiable thirst and a need to live and work in the Scenic Rim.
What’s your most popular product?
It’s not one product. Its the combination of destination, food, beer and local product.
What’s unique about your beer?
Drinking beer at Scenic Rim Brewery is a family friendly experience that proves that beer can be made and served in a destination that is not a factory or industrial environment
What did you learn about brewing while in Berlin?
What didn’t I learn in Berlin? How to stay with traditional brewing methods and pair food with beer like it has been done for centuries. Thursday night Frat night in the university beer hall also provided some lasting memories.
What’s your favourite beer right now? Why?
Cooler weather means DARK beer season so I alternate between Fatman, Giddy Gout and Phar Que. Its a bit like soup it warms you from the inside out
If you could only have one beer for the rest of your life, what is it?
Without a doubt it would be Phar Que.
What’s your favourite food to pair with beer?
Bratwurst, pretzels and Dutch potatoes salad.
What’s on the menu at the café?
Check out the Scenic Rim Brewery website for the full menu: www.scenicrimbrewery.com.au
Who would like to have a beer with?
Where do recommend I go when I’m next in the Scenic Rim?
Book a minimum of 3 nights. For more information see the Visit Scenic Rim website: visitscenicrim.com.au
What events are you hosting as part of Eat Local Week?
- Winter’s day lunch at the Brewery.
- Beer Banter with Mike
- The Brewery Experience
- The Deck Party
Book tickets and view event details at the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week website: https://www.eatlocalweek.com.au/
Do you have plans for the future? If so, what are they?
Our new bandstand is under construction so we will have live music afternoons
How can people contact you?
Call the Brewery 07 54630412 or via the contact page on the website: www.scenicrimbrewery.com.a
About Scenic Rim Brewery
Scenic Rim Brewery and Cafe is a small family-owned brewery located in the picturesque town of Mount Alford.
We’ve created our beer to celebrate the place and people we love. Their story is our story and like all things country, it’s best shared over a couple of cold ones and a bite to eat.
Everyone’s welcome! Just over an hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, we’re the perfect family-friendly weekend destination. https://www.scenicrimbrewery.com.au/