Tucked away down a West End laneway is the new craft brewery and bar Brisbane Brewing Co. – where you can drink organic ale and feast on delicious food seven days a week.
The second brewing establishment for owners Grant and Michelle Clark, Brisbane Brewing Co. has just opened its doors and locals are flocking there, eager to sample their preservative-free beers which are brewed onsite.
Located in the heart of West End, smack bang along the main street, the craft brewery is the perfect spot to sip on a high quality beer and sample the continental-style menu from the kitchen.
Lead brewer (and local West End resident) Simeon Bonetti brews in 1000L batches, and there are typically at least eight beers in production. These beers are brewed with love and dedication and all ingredients used are the freshest available which makes for a consistently delicious drop. The various beers are all kegged and are supplied to the bar onsite and both the Woolloongabba venue Brewhouse Brisbane. This means there is a constant supply of locally-brewed draught beer as well as being available at any time for party keg hire. They also stock a huge range of bottled craft beer from all over the globe, choosing the brands and brews they enjoy the most. Two of the most poplar choices are the organic lager and the pale ale. Did we mention that the brewing team have won numerous accolades at The Australian International Beer Awards in both 2013 and 2014 awards.
The venue itself is spacious and styled to perfectly suit the Queensland climate. The combination of bold colours, lots of natural wood, leather finishings, oversized striped umbrellas for shade and cane stools works well. Large potted plants are placed everywhere and the front pathway is lit up by strings of tiny lights. The result is breezy and bright and very welcoming, you can easily imagine whiling away the hours on a weekend afternoon or popping down for a bite and beer after work.
To accompany all these beverages, Brisbane Brewing Co. has put together a menu that will delight. The onsite deli serves up simple fare that promises to pack a flavour punch. Sourced locally wherever possible and prepared by a kitchen of happy chefs, there are myriad choices.
Choose from meat and cheese platters where you can chow down on 12 hour slow-cooked beef brisket, sweet pulled pork, a hearty potato and bacon salad, a variety of hard and soft cheese plus condiments like smoked tomato relish, house made beer mustard and pickles. One of their specialities are the hoagie sandwiches and if you can fit in something more substantial, make sure you sample the beer battered Barramundi, That Bloody Duck or the rib fillet.
Be sure to check the website or Facebook page for up and coming events and offers.