Our Story & Philosophy
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, about a half-hour drive inland from Noosa, you'll find our small, farm-based brewery known as Wild Barrel. Our farm is a beautiful 375-acre property in Ridgewood, where we've cultivated multiple regenerative projects close to our hearts, including bees, cows, fruit, flowers, and, of course, beer.
In August 2023, after two years of dedication, trials, and waiting, we proudly introduced our first products to the Australian market. These inaugural beers were crafted in single barrel batches, yielding just around 200 bottles each. The response exceeded our wildest expectations, solidifying our belief in the quality and uniqueness of our offerings.
At Wild Barrel, our ethos revolves around the art of slowing down the beer-making process, mirroring the leisurely enjoyment of fine wine among close friends. Our goal is to craft the finest beer imaginable, one that inspires curiosity and conversation in those who savour it.
We achieve this by sourcing locally and utilising organic ingredients whenever possible, all while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability. With every sip, you'll taste the essence of our farm and the unspoiled beauty of the Sunshine Coast.
We're dedicated to the intricate practice of wild fermentation and have been harvesting cultures right from the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Our passion is apparent in our choice to age all our beers in clean oak, wine, and whiskey barrels, resulting in beers that encapsulate the spirit of our unique environment.
The Wild Barrel Family
Meet Scott & Shane
Scott is a seasoned IT entrepreneur who traded his suit for overalls and embraced the farming life, resides on our beautiful property with his wife Adele and a lively collection of animals. His love for the land and a new passion for regeneration laid the foundation for our unique venture.
Shane, a joinery tradesman with a fervent passion for brewing, crossed paths with Scott, and together, they hatched the idea of bringing a brewery to our idyllic farm. The concept of a brewery nestled within the tranquillity of nature was born.
Our Sustainable Commitment
Our farm is more than just a place where we brew beer - it's a sanctuary for regenerative projects. We've invested our hearts and souls into our beekeeping, cattle raising, fruit cultivation, and flower nurturing projects. These endeavours not only enrich our offerings but also reflect our unwavering commitment to eco-friendly practices. We believe that great beer should come from a great place.
Scott, Shane, and the entire Wild Barrel family invite you to join us on this journey that merges the worlds of craft brewing and regenerative farming. Whether you're a beer enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply curious about life on a farm, we welcome you to explore and enjoy the fruits of our labour.
Thank you for being a part of our story and for supporting our dream of creating the best beer with passion, dedication, and a deep respect for the land. Cheers!
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