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Local business champions
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Sep 2020

Council is continuing to support and inspire confidence in sectors, industries and businesses. We acknowledge local business efforts whether it’s:

  • a change in their business models to grow current or new business
  • new business ideas to recover from COVID
  • start-up businesses.

The Local Business Champions series highlights the success and capability of those businesses and the communities served that have responded to the business regardless if impacted by COVID.

  • Stalwart Brewing Company

    The Stalwart story began when Adam Tomlinson, founder and brewer, travelled with his wife Donna to Oregon, United States. Oregon has been at the forefront of the craft beer renaissance in America. When on a brewery tour of the Deschutes Brewery Adam was amazed by the size of the production facility, the quality of the beer and the all-round vibe and culture that surrounded the brewery. Upon leaving the cellar door tasting hall Adam proclaimed to his friends that, “One day I will do something like this in Australia.”

    Not long after returning to Australia Adam began researching the science, art forms and wonders of brewing beer. Soon enough he was brewing his first batch of kit beer. After a couple of years of brewing with malt extracts Adam decided to progress to an “all grain” brewing level with a view to one day realise his dream of brewing on a professional level. His quest for brewing world class beers had begun.

    After brewing many tasty batches of pale, golden, cream, amber, scotch and dark ales and receiving positive feedback along the way, Adam decided it was time to take it to the next level and embark on the journey of opening his own brewery. That quest happened in the middle of the COVID19 lockdown. He sought advice from council and opened Stalwart in Nambour on 18 July 2020.

    To learn more about Adam’s story go to