From Shark Tank To Steel Tank


From Shark Tank to Steel Tank

Sunshine Coast duo Matt Hepburn and Christen McGarry are opening the beers in celebration of their brand new brewery and restaurant, Your Mates Brewery in Warana.

The pair who appeared on Shark Tank last year are well known in the craft beer scene having developed the widely popular pale ale, “Larry” which is currently ranked number 13 in Australia, under the label Your Mates Brewing Co.

Australia’s obsession with boutique beer has been great news for the local brewers, with the industry growing at almost 200 per cent in the past seven years. According to the recently released Queensland Government Craft Brewing Strategy, revenues associated with craft brewing are growing at an annual rate of 9.7 per cent between 2013 and 2018, outstripping the rate of growth in beer manufacturing, which was 2.1 per cent over the same period.

Sunshine Coast Councillor Peter Cox said the Your Mates Brewery is a great addition to Caloundra/Kawana and a strong sign of confidence in the economy.