You Mates Brewing Co is a true Sunshine Coast success story.
But that’s not to say the journey to where they are today was easy.
The popular craft brewery was founded by mates Christian McGarry and Matt Hepburn, who had a dream to start their own brewery where they grew up: on the Sunshine Coast.
The idea saw them quit their professional jobs and embark on an incredible journey that would see them working more than 90 hours a week as they perfected the recipe for their first beer ‘Larry’, which they launched on the Sunshine Coast in 2015.
The hard work was worth it, with ‘Larry’ voted the second best in Queensland and 5th most popular beer in the country in the 2019 GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Awards, up from 13th the year previous.
From their humble beginnings in a small industrial shed in Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast (which was quite literally built by their mates), Your Mates Brewery now operates from their own Brew House in Warana.
Their debut beer Larry has since been joined by ‘Sally’, ‘Donnie’ and ‘Macca’.
Their vision is simple: they ‘believe in mateship, inclusiveness and treasure our natural playground’.
In the past 12 months, they have worked with more than 14 charities and community groups raising more than $25,000, and continue to focus on sustainability and minimising their impact on the environment to ensure they help protect the Sunshine Coast for future generations to come.
For more, visit yourmatesbrewing.com.
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