Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Brew a 'Symbolic' Win for Craft Beer

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

New Brew a 'Symbolic' Win for Craft Beer

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Byline: Nicky Moffat Nicky.Moffat@scnews.com.au

THE Imperial Hotel Eumundi's reinstatement as Eumundi beer's home is a win for the Sunshine Coast's rapidly expanding craft-brewing scene, says its owner Michael Arnett.

Mr Arnett took over the Imperial three years ago, adding the room where the once-famous Eumundi Lager used to be brewed to the growing number of music venues at the pub.

Now the space will be fitted with modern brewing equipment and Lion head brewer Chuck Hahn will craft a new line of beers under the Eumundi brand.

The new beers, which will be ready in January or February next year may - or may not - include a lager, Mr Arnett said.

Eumundi Lager was created in the 1980s around the same time Chuck Hahn (now with Lion) formed the Hahn brand.

Hahn Premium arguably began the Australian craft beer scene, before it was bought out by Hahn Nathan (now Lion), consumer advocate Choice argues - and Mr Arnett agrees.

"They were the inaugural craft breweries in the country," Mr Arnett said. …

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