Heads of Noosa Lager

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co

Who’d have thought the flagship beer of an Aussie brewer taught by a German brewmaster would be a Japanese-style lager?

Apparently rice lagers were invented as a way for Japanese brewers to sidestep some taxes, since they were taxed on malt but not on rice. It just so happens that rice in the mash also has a drying effect that’s ideal for lagers, tax break or no tax break.

Heads of Noosa’s Lager uses around 30 percent rice in their recipe, which is enough to dry it right out, creating a crisp finish on the palate that’s more refreshing than a dip in the ocean on a scorching January arvo. Clear in the glass, fluffy in the head, sweet on the nose, lean and clean in the mouth. This one cuts through the Noosa climate like a hot katana through butter.

Mick Wust

Rice Lager

Silver – Indies 2020

Heads of Noosa Brewing Co

85 Rene Street
QLD 4566

1300 1 HEADS
Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 8pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 9pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


Fri & Sat at midday