Hemingway’s Brewery is a gastro brewpub located on the beautiful Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas, and is the first of its kind in Far North Queensland. With a relaxed and easy-going vibe, it’s the ideal place to kick back with a handcrafted beer perfectly suited to the tropical climate.
So, how did Hemingway’s come to be? It all began with two mates drifting into port after a long, sun-drenched stint on the reef. Parched and weary, but still buzzing from an unforgettable time in their local paradise, they wanted to reminisce and wind down with a top notch local brew or two.
Being true journeymen, they decided right then and there to embark on their next great adventure and open a brewery that reflected their love of the area. In one of the world’s most unspoiled, untouched and untapped locations, the adventurous spirit of these mates, and their passion for beer with a story, was brought to life in Hemingway’s.
Beer is freshly brewed on-site using the crystal waters of the Mossman Gorge, hidden away in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. Hemingway’s has six core beers, each with its own quirky story relating to the area. The pale ale, Pitchfork Betty, is named for a feisty publican back in the day, famous for wielding her pitchfork at unruly customers.
Each of Hemingway’s beers is named for a thrilling tale, bringing history and charm to the range. Sign up for the tour and tasting experience and be enthralled by the stories – and the flavour.
Let’s not forget the restaurant, either. The menu offers perfect pub dinners like pizzas, burgers, tacos, seafood and rib eye, and even comes with ‘best with beer’ recommendations.
Hemingway’s is also renowned for its annual ‘Brews, Blues and Barbecues’ festival in June, its ‘Seafood Extravaganza’ in July and its Oktoberfest celebrations in October.
In Hemingway’s Brewery, residents now have a genuine local and visitors to the region feel like locals themselves. And all are always welcome to pull up a stool, with an ale and a tale, before they embark on their next great adventure.
The Reef Marina, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas 4877
Tel: +617 4099 6663
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