Wendy & Mike Webster, Scenic Rim Brewery.
Mike and Wendy Webster are perfect hosts.
You’ll find this husband and wife duo at their beautifully-restored Scenic Rim Brewery, located in the small town of Mt Alford, south-west of Boonah.
Mike is chief brew master, responsible for cool, refreshing drops with fun names – Shazza, Fat Man and Digga’s Pale Ale.
Wendy can be found behind the counter, creating delicious meals and bar snacks to perfectly partner with Mike’s beers.
Like many craft brewers, Mike’s brewing career started in the family garage many years ago. He travelled to Berlin Germany to learn more about the craft and has been hooked ever since.
Mike and Wendy bought the rundown former Mt Alford General Store and spent a year renovating.
They opened the doors in December 2016 and have been busy ever since.
As well as beer and great food, the couple stock a range of other locally-produced products, as well as coffee, milkshakes, scones, croquettes and amazing fresh pretzels.
The Scenic Rim Brewery is very much a family affair – with Mike and Wendy’s three adult children providing input into the menu, the beers and other aspects of the customer experience.
We asked Mike to share his locals’ knowledge and highlight his favourite Scenic Rim spots to eat, drink and soak up the views.
Scenic Rim Brewery beer
Favourite Scenic Rim place to eat
Best café – Arthur Clive’s Boonah
Best pub grub – Mount Alford Hotel, then the Dugandan Hotel
Five star – Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee
To be honest we think the barista we employ is the best in our region but if we’re out and about we go to Arthur Clive’s in Boonah and Bean To? at Beaudesert.
What I love about the Scenic Rim is …
Its proximity to everything and our nature. We have mountains, lakes, farms, rainforests, quaint country towns and people. I was born and raised in Brisbane and the Scenic Rim offers everything city people yearn for. I’m just lucky I live here and experience it every day.
Mike’s favourite view over Lake Moogerah.
My favourite Scenic Rim view is …
When you live in the Scenic Rim you are surrounded by spectacular views everywhere you go, but one of my favorites is looking out across Lake Moogerah towards Mt Greville with The Great Divide in the background.