Construction begins on new Hemingway's Brewery


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CHEERS: Hemingway’s Brewery co-founders Tony Fyfe and Craig Parsell inspect progress of their new Cairns venue in the heritage listed Shed 2 venue of Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. IMAGE: Supplied.

CONSTRUCTION of the new multi-million Hemingway’s Brewery in Cairns officially started yesterday.

Located at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal’s heritage-listed site, the new venue will incorporate a state-of-the-art brewery with 10 times the capacity of Hemingway’s original venture in Port Douglas.

The multi-million dollar development will comprise a gastro brew pub and extensive events space in addition to the brewery, which will house seven, 7000 litre fermentation tanks.

Hemingway’s co-founder Tony Fyfe said the opening of the Cairns brewery would provide an enticing tourism draw card while also catering to locals through its focus on investing in the community.

“Like Hemingway’s Brewery in Port Douglas, we are creating a special place that will be embraced by both locals and visitors who appreciate the character and authenticity of a brewery with its roots firmly planted in Far North Queensland,” Fyfe said.

“Hemingway’s aims to build and operate the best gastro brew pubs in the country with a focus on brewing great craft beer, which is becoming increasingly popular as people discover the amazing taste of a beverage that is unfiltered, unpasteurised and preservative-free; made with just four key ingredients – yeast, hops, base malts and water.”

“When completed, our state-of-the-art brewery in Cairns will be like nothing ever seen before in the region, boasting an incredible capacity to brew a wide selection of high quality, fresh craft beers, produced in small batches for optimum purity and brewed by locals, for the locals.”

Since launching in July last year, Hemingway’s Brewery in Port Douglas has become a hugely popular venue for its inherently authentic ambience and picturesque marina location.

Fyfe said Hemingway’s winning combination of great beer and great food in a great location was underpinned by the company’s core values prioritising the local community.

The venue is expected to open mid 2018 and will create more than 100 new jobs in the region.

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