Entries by Jo Straszkowski

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NEW HEMINGWAY’S LAGER A SALUTE TO THE CANECUTTERS

Hemingway’s Brewery is launching a new lager to salute the un-named cane cutters of a bygone era who worked in the fields under the sweltering sun without complaint.The official launch of the mid-strength lager, Canecutter, will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday at Hemingway’s Brewery Port Douglas and Cairns, where the public will be provided an […]

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TWO DOUGLAS ICONS GET A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE

Local businesses are continuing to call on the public to ‘Do It In Douglas’ as part of the Buy Douglas: Build Douglas campaign, including the operators of the Lady Douglas River Cruise and the Shaolin Chinese Junk, who recently used their downtime to give a bit of love to the old ladies of Port Douglas. In what is […]

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CHOO CHOOS REOPENS WITH FRESH NEW LOOK

Choo Choos at the Marina has recently reopened its doors for the first time since March and is sporting a fresh new look. Like many Douglas businesses Choo Choos was forced to close due to COVID restrictions and manager, Rebecca Stemp, said the team, who have been part of the Choo Choos family for many […]

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HEMINGWAY’S OPENS AS RESTRICTIONS EASE TODAY

Businesses are rejoicing as stage three of Queensland’s roadmap to easing restrictions came into effect at midday today, including one of Port Douglas biggest venues, Hemingway’s Brewery, who will reopen its doors tonight. Pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes will be afforded greater freedoms under stage three making it easier to operate with capacity limits risen. […]

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HEMINGWAY’S CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS IN PORT DOUGLAS

Hemingway’s Brewery Port Douglas turns four-years-old today. The popular brewery will reopen for a one night only special event tonight to celebrate after being closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions. With restrictions limiting numbers the event has already sold out. Hemingway’s Marketing Manager, Kim Logan, said while they are not re-opening permanently just yet […]

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SAILAWAY SETS SAIL

Sailaway Port Douglas has returned to the seas this week resuming tour operations to the reef, Low Isles, and sunset sailing. After having to suspend tours in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, Owner Steve Edmondson said it’s a great feeling seeing customers walk aboard the catamaran again for the first time in 80 days. “It’s […]

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CALYPSO RETURNS TO THE OUTER REEF

Slowly but surely businesses are starting to re-emerge and one local favourite set to make an appearance this weekend is Calypso Snorkel and Drive. For the first time since 21 March, Calypso will dip its toes back in the water venturing out to the outer reef this Saturday, 13 June. Operations Manager, Chris Jones, said […]

COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW HEMINGWAY’S BEER

Hemingway’s Brewery has today unveiled a new limited-edition resilience lager with a low price point to help out Far North locals who are doing it tough as part of Hemingways resilience initiative. The FNQ Resilience Lager is a ‘sessionable’ mid-strength 3.5 per cent ABV lager described by the brewer and craft beer drinkers as a […]

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JOHN RUMNEY’S 35-YEAR QUEST TO SAVE THE REEF

For more than 35 years Mr Rumney has been fighting to safeguard the Great Barrier Reef and late last year his hard work was recognised when he was presented Australian Geographic’s Lifetime Conservation Award. As the founder of the non-for-profit reef research foundation, Great Barrier Reef Legacy, scientific research and dive vessel, Undersea Explorer, and […]

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Craft beer the flavour for inaugural beer festival

Beer lovers rejoice, the inaugural annual Port Douglas Craft Beer Festival is on Friday 27 December at 11.00am at Hemingway’s Brewery at the Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina. The festival is set to feature beers from Far North Queensland breweries and distilleries including Hemingway’s Brewery FNQ, Macalister Brewing Company, Coral Sea Brewing Co., Barrier Reef Brewing […]