South Coast Chats : South Coast Ale Trail
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South Coast Chats : South Coast Ale Trail

  • Kate Mather
  • 8 April 2024

Part of what I love to do is connect South Coast Experiences with interesting businesses that compliment and highlight wonderful things to do across the region.  This is one of those.  The South Coast Ale Trail offers wonderful opportunities to visit and taste (quite literally) a south coast product and experience across your stay.

Heres a snapshot of the trail after speaking with the founder, Nigel Alying.

Where is your south coast business based? 

The South Coast Ale Trail stretches from Wollongong to Pambula near the Victorian border, and includes 23 Craft Breweries as it winds its way along some of the country’s most beautiful Coast line. The South Coast is not a destination, it’s a journey!

Tell us about it and why people love it so much?

Breweries are more than just places that sell beer. They are great local venues, with great local food, beers, wines and other craft beverages. They often have live music, and most of them are dog friendly and kid friendly so they are great places to hang out with friends and family. Breweries provide a great alternative to traditional pubs and clubs.

Give us some examples of what makes your business unique?

Each brewery has it’s own unique character and story. From the quirky Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine set up, to the beachside vibe of Broulee Brewhouse, the heritage listed Dromedary Hotel which is home to Tilba Brewing, or Camelrock Brewery which is located in a Holiday Park. The venues are as unique as the beers that the brew!

You have so many great reviews whats your secret?

Variety is the spice of life, and there is certainly something for everyone on the South Coast Ale Trail. From gourmet food at Resin and Swordfish Brewing , fresh oysters at Longstocking and food trucks at South Yeast Brewing. You have also got breweries like Seeker Brewing who have won numerous awards for their amazing beers.

Why do you love being part of South Coast Experiences?

The South Coast Ale Trail is all about collaboration, which is the same as  Coast Experiences. We love working together with other South Coast properties and venues to promote the whole coast and the amazing experiences we have here.

Any plans or announcements you would like to share? 

Yes, many of the breweries have already started brewing beers which are unique to the South Coast, using local ingredients. There are very few places in Australia where you can source all of the major ingredients locally, but the South Coast is different. We have a hop farm at Bemboka, a yeast Lab in Wollonging and a Malt farm in Whitton.

To find out more about the trail click here