Nineteen 09 Coastal Ale

Introducing Nineteen 09 Coastal Ale, a crafty new initiative from SLSQ and Newstead Brewing Co. to support Queensland volunteer surf lifesavers

It was a splendid day for a trip to the beach on 21 February 1909, when four young ladies and a gentleman went for a dip at Greenmount and were swept away by a deadly rip.

Thankfully, valiant surf lifesavers dashed at once to their aid with an old line and belt, reeling them back to shore.

It was the first recorded rescue in Queensland, and whilst today we often take for granted the lifesaving efforts of these red and yellow heroes, take a moment now to raise a toast to our guardians of the surf.

Watch the story behind the beer here.

Like a dip in the surf, this Coastal Ale will refresh and revive you. With an undercurrent of summer fruits and just a splash of hoppy bitterness, this drop will go down as quickly as a stone in the ocean.

Nineteen 09 will be available by summer at all participating surf clubs, liquor retailers and outlets. For those who wish to enjoy the refreshing drop sooner, head to Newstead Brewing Co’s two Brisbane venues or purchase online at

Please, don’t drink and swim.

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