This June, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours will celebrate their seventh year in business, providing a unique offering to locals and tourists seeking to discover the Sunshine Coast’s best craft beer.
In the last 7 years, the company has earned a reputation for showcasing the best of the region’s craft beer scene, taking over 10,000 beer lovers on guided tours of the top breweries in the area. The company’s outstanding achievements include receiving the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, being recognised as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards, and earning the esteemed title of Best of Queensland Experiences. Additionally, the company has hosted a range of visiting domestic and international media, further cementing its reputation as a leader in the craft beer tourism industry.
Josh Donohoe, the founder of Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, has been at the forefront of promoting the region’s craft beer scene. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he has been invited to speak at various events, including the WA Beer Awards, where he shared insights on creating successful brewery trails. He has also tirelessly showcased the Sunshine Coast at trade shows across Australia, London, and Los Angeles. Mr Donohoe’s passion and expertise have garnered attention from popular television programs such as Paul Murray Live, Sunrise, and Hayden Quinn, effectively placing the Sunshine Coast on the global craft beer map.
Running a small business in Australia can be an arduous task, with approximately 60% of ventures failing within their first three years. Thus, reaching the seven-year milestone is a remarkable accomplishment for Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, a testament to the dedication and hard work invested in creating an exceptional offering.
As their birthday is on the horizon, it is an ideal time to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours to the local economy. The company has played a pivotal role in establishing the Sunshine Coast as Australia’s craft beer capital, in collaboration with Visit Sunshine Coast. With over 20 independent breweries operating in the area, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours has provided these establishments with a platform to showcase their products and connect with new audiences, significantly enhancing the region’s tourism industry and ultimately landing the Sunshine Coast the title of “Australia’s Craft Beer Capital”.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our seventh birthday this year. It has been an incredible journey, and we take immense pride in introducing numerous beer enthusiasts to the exceptional breweries in the Sunshine Coast region,” expressed Josh Donohoe, the founder of Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours. “Our tours offer a unique experience, and we are passionate about continuing to showcase the region’s greatest craft beers and brewers to both locals and visitors.”
While the past few years have posed significant challenges due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours has proven its resilience by adapting to the circumstances. Mr Donohoe’s creativity led to the successful transition of their tours online, ensuring customers could still enjoy the experience by receiving beer deliveries and joining interactive sessions to meet the local brewers virtually.
To express their gratitude to the loyal customer base that has supported them over the last seven years, Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours is currently running an exciting giveaway campaign on their Facebook page. Seven lucky winners will receive incredible prizes, including vouchers for their award-winning tours.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the local community and visitors to the Sunshine Coast over the last seven years. To commemorate this milestone, we wanted to give back to our loyal customers and express our sincere thanks for their continued support,” added Josh.