Currumbin Valley Brewing was founded in 2016 by two mates Luke Ronalds and Peter Wheldon. Initially we started gypsy brewing and released our first beer which was a Double IPA called Look Out! in September 2016. We since continued to gypsy brew and distribute our beer in South East Queensland while we decided on our next steps for the business.
In October 2017 we decided to build our own facility in Currumbin Valley, a small farmhouse artisanal brewery to compliment the surrounding valley and utilise the natural volcanic spring water on-site. The brewery is located on Pete's private 18 acre farm in the heart of Currumbin Valley. We are focussing on brewing more extreme style beers, kettle "fast" sours and a barrel-aged sour project.
Currumbin Valley, located just inland from the busy Southern Gold Coast, is a nature-lovers paradise. The valley carves its way through the Queensland / New South Wales border region following the course of Currumbin Creek. A sub-tropical rainforest environment featuring fertile basalt volcanic soil, with a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk and abundant, native flora and fauna. The area is the perfect location for a farmhouse brewery with a focus on capturing wild yeast and brewing artisanal handcrafted beers.
Our farmhouse brewery consists of a 14 hectolitre brewhouse that was custom built with upcycled locally sourced dairy vats. The heating system on our 14hL hot liquor tank and 20hL kettle uses a thermal fluid heating system which is fired using an environmentally friendly waste oil burner, meeting Euro III emission standards. By making use of waste oil we are reducing reliance on natural gas and fuel oil supplies.
The brewery features a natural free flowing spring water source and we have just over 110,000 litres of spring water stored on-site at any one time. All our beers are created using water from our very own natural volcanic water spring.
Read more about our journey opening our farmhouse brewery at Welcome to Currumbin Valley Brewing
Can we come visit the brewery?
Due to council and liquor licensing restrictions imposed on our development application we don't have a tap room or cellar door available on-site, however you can find our beers typically stocked at venues around the Gold Coast and Brisbane area.
When we launch our packaged product range we plan on opening the brewery for a few hours so you can pick up take aways or alternatively you will be able to order our beers online.
We have plans to open an off-site satellite cellar door within the future, so stay tuned for that.