Margaret River, WA-based brewery Beerfarm has lodged a development application to open a brewery and restaurant on New South Wales’ Central Coast.
Founded in Metricup in 2014, Beerfarm plans to establish an East Coast base at Halloran near Warnervale off the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway.
The 10-hectare site is currently being used as a rural residential property, according to documents lodged with Central Coast Council on April 15.
The proposal includes a 1750-square metre brewery and packaging facilities, with 1369 square metres allocated for a 450-seat restaurant and bar.
“When completed the Beerfarm will employ 42 full-time employees and 27 casual employees,” it says.
Beerfarm is proposing a “similar sustainable concept” to that of its paddock-to-plate style restaurant in Margaret River.
“The property grazes cattle which are fed spent grain from the brewing process and the gardens remain pesticide free,” it says.
“The site is set up to allow people to wander and be educated about sustainable brewery and farm practices.
“The business practices recycling, upcycling, and composting and makes efforts to continually improve their sustainability practices.”
Drinks Adventures has contacted Beerfarm for comment.