October 2022

Granite Belt Brewers and Distillers Trail

You know the Granite Belt has a great selection of wineries, but all that delicious locally grown produce also makes great beer and spirits. So raise a glass at the four stops on the Granite Belt Brewers and Distillers Trail and finish with a country escape.

The first stop is Suttons Juice Factory Cidery and Café at Thulimbah, where Dave Sutton makes an amazing selection of alcoholic drinks from fruit growing on his own property. Start with his excellent cider and finish with Limoncello or Mulberry liqueur. Have some apple pie while you are there.

Next, you are off to explore something that looks like a medieval castle. Behind the tall walls of Castle Glen are more than 500 different award-winning drinks to try, all made using fruit picked ripe from Granite Belt orchards.

Nestled amongst granite boulders and backing onto Broadwater State Forest, Granite Belt Brewery likes to keep it local. This is a stop where you can drink great beer or cider, enjoy an excellent feed, cosy up next to the fire and then sleep in a rustic wooden cabin.

A little further down the road, close to the Severn River, Brass Monkey Brewhouse is an old-style hangout for those who like their beer just as it should be with none of that trendy stuff. Expect some stunning pilsners, ales and lagers and food to match.

Of course, a trip to the Granite Belt also requires you to explore some wineries and walk through the national park. So best get a bed for several nights and enjoy this region.

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.