The creation of sustainable quality craft beer using local ingredients and supporting Australian suppliers
Passionate about making environmentally sustainable traditional farmhouse beers.
Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards – Environmental Sustainability 2014 & 2015 Winner
Bon Chiens, Double Red, Golden Paw, Red Tail, Black Snout, Indian Mastiff Ale + Botanical seasonal specials
At the Beard and Brau Farmhouse Brewery we are celebrating 10 years of beers. We kicked off commercial operations in South Australia in 2008 releasing Golden Paw – Californian Common Ale and Red Tail – English Amber. We have brewed a lot of beers since then and made a lot of good friends.
Beard & Brau is run by a couple who are as passionate about beer as they are about sustainability.
That’s why Tanya Harlow and Chris Herring decided to move their business from South Australia to Tamborine in the Scenic Rim. They found a farm on which they can grow the ingredients which make their beers so different.
“We wanted to live and work on site and be a true farmhouse brewery” says Tanya.
“We wanted to grow our own ingredients. We’re very green, we’re entirely solar powered. In Adelaide we had to pay someone to take our spent rye grain away. Here we feed it to the pigs. We’re treating our water so it can go back to the land, we want to do the right things for the environment. We plan to put in blueberries because we do a really nice blueberry lager. We also grow heather and myrtle, which are native to this area. We have some old Scottish recipes which use them.
“We want to grow some grains and do a small amount of malting. I’ve planted a rose bush because one of our beers is a Turkish Delight Stout and the rose petals turns a chocolate-flavoured stout into this beautiful fragrant drink.”
Beard & Brau has now teamed up with The Pavillion Garden Bar where you’ll find eight of their brews on tap and waiting for you to try!