Indulge in the top craft beers at these Brisbane breweries
With an abundance of riverside breweries, inner-city tap houses and trendy brew bars popping up across the city, Brisbane is fast-becoming a top destination for craft-beer lovers.
Take a beer crawl with us to uncover some of the best craft beers at these Brisbane breweries.
Felons Brewing Co.
Located in the lively Howard Smith Wharves precinct, Felons Brewing Co. is the ultimate Sunday session venue. The brewery offers a prime riverside location nestled beneath iconic Story Bridge with frothy lagers, crisp apple cider and crowd-pleasing pale ale brewed with 100% Aussie malts and hops, ideal on a hot summer's day. The next-door Barrel Hall provides a modern take on rowdy German beer halls, featuring an expansive contemporary space, an exciting live music lineup, and a menu of burgers, curries and snacks to pair with your pints of beer.
Location: 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
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Sea Legs Brewing Co.
Set within a refurbished warehouse in Kangaroo Point, Sea Legs Brewing is a laidback spot, perfect for an afternoon pint and lazy lunch. Brewing up to 15,000 litres of beer at any given time, Sea Legs features a core range of pale and session ales, IPA, tropical lager and nitro stout and experimental limited edition releases from carrot cake stout to maple cream ale. Take your pick of nine beers on tap while digging into a tasty tap room menu of wings, hand-stretched pizzas, burgers and wraps.
Location: 89 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD 4169
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BrewDog DogTap Brisbane
Just a short jaunt from the CBD is the legendary BrewDog brewery, located on the banks of Brisbane River in Murarrie. With 28 beers on tap and a spacious riverside
patio, BrewDog is a top spot to bask in the sunshine with a cold beer in hand. The award-winning craft beer brand from Scotland has an impressive selection from summer ales and passionfruit sours to IPAs, stouts, ginger beers and organic apple ciders. Brewdog also offers a delicious selection of burgers, pizzas, world-famous wings, and salad bowls, with beer and cheese tastings, brewery tours and beer school for all craft beer connoisseurs.
For those bar crawling around Fortitude Valley—Brewdog has also opened a second venue on Brunswick Street. Set in a beautiful heritage building—the trendy bar has 20 beers on tap and a menu of farm-to-table favourites, with shuffleboard, pinball and trivia nights to keep the crowd entertained.
Location: 77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie and 235 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
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Stone And Wood Brisbane
Hailing from Byron Bay, Stone and Wood has become one of Australia's favourite craft beer suppliers, with a brewery sitting within a heritage-list building in Fortitude Valley. This Bridge Street brewery boasts a selection of 24 beers on tap featuring Stone and Wood classics like their Pacific Ale and crisp Green Coast Lager, plus an exclusive selection of Brisbane beers brewed on-site. Non-beer drinkers can also indulge with gin and tonics, ginger beers, seltzers and a range of Australian wines on the drinks menu. A venue perfect for relaxed beers with friends or special celebrations, Stone And Wood's food is a match for their tasty beers with burgers, salads and snacks, all created using local and seasonal produce in their brilliant brewery kitchen.
Location: 99 Bridge St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, 4006
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Catchment Brewing Co
Located in the home of brewing in Brisbane’s West End, Catchment Brewing Co is an inner-city haven for all beer lovers. The brewery offers plenty of spots to sip schooners with a downstairs bar, laneway garden, street balcony and deck that wraps around the brewing tanks. As for beers, Catchment Brewing Co’s core range features a lager, IPA and pale and session ales, and a few rotating seasonal brews to keep things exciting. Expect gourmet pub grub with a few beer-infused twists like their IPA-brined chicken wings or slow-cooked brisket burger braised in their signature session ale.
Location: 150 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
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Bearing the title of Fortitude Valley’s first craft beer brewery, award-winning Soapbox Beer provides the ultimate beer-drinking experience with a festive BrewBar overlooking the popular Brisbane brewery. Soapbox handcrafts a range of core, batch and seasonal beers, unafraid to experiment with weird and wonderful flavours, including espresso martini milk stout and guava and passionfruit sour. With comedy, trivia nights, and live music, there is plenty of entertainment to enjoy while sampling Soapbox’s finest brews and nibbling on a range of gourmet pub food.
Location: 89/101 Gipps St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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