More than 100 ongoing jobs will be created when the multi-million dollar Hemingways Brewery opens at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal's Shed 2 in mid-2018.
The stunning, state-of-the-art brewery development in the heritage-listed building cost up to $8 million to build with capacity for up to 600 patrons at a time.
The 1400sq/m venue will feature a gastropub restaurant, 19m long bar and extensive events space in addition to the brewery, which will be home to a total of seven 7000-litre fermentation tanks.
Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns co-owner Tony Fyfe said the new venue would deliver an "enticing tourism drawcard" while also catering to locals.
“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,” Mr Fyfe said.
“Hemingway’s Brewery 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.”
Mr Fyfe said a range of new beers were currently being developed exclusively for the Cairns opening.