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Published November 16th 2020
You can’t get into trouble staying in a cabin at a brewery
I recently enjoyed a few nights in Stanthorpe, in the Southern Downs Region, and only 220 kms drive from Brisbane. The area surrounding Stanthorpe is known as the Granite Belt and it is obvious why this is so.
The Granite Belt is sheep and cattle grazing country and is renowned for crops such as apples, stone fruit and grapes. Not surprisingly, there are over fifty wineries in the area. I was too busy to sample even one.
Stanthorpe is a thriving country town with quality gift shops and a flourishing coffee culture. Each of the old pubs that dot the main street serves tasty bistro meals as well as serving up a good dose of local history.
The Granite Belt Brewery was established in 2012 and part of the reason for my visit was the microbrewery where the ales and lagers are handcrafted. It's fascinating to watch the work in progress through the glass window in the bar. Not really a beer drinker, it was nevertheless good fun to try a paddle of their beers and cider at days end, sitting out on the back deck overlooking the ducks in the dam.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Granite Belt Brewery has limited contact hours.
Bar, Restaurant and Bottle Shop is open:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10AM – 9PM.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM – 5PM. On these days the restaurant is closed, though bar snacks are available. If you are staying on the premises, there are frozen meals that you can take back to your cabin to heat up in the microwave.
This is not boring, believe me. A few ales in the afternoon sun followed by a curry in front of a roaring fire is the perfect way to recover after a busy day investigating Stanthorpe's sights.