Bacchus Brewing

It's fair to say there's not another brewery in Australia like Bacchus. Whether it's the number of new beers they release in a calendar year - more than 120 last time around - or the way in which they do it - carrying out concurrent brews on multiple small systems - they're unique. As are many of the beers they brew too, from rum cask-aged Baltic porters to ales with macadamia and honey and the rather idiosyncratic Cock Ale (containing chicken, in case you're getting nervous).

If it sounds like something a particularly active and creative home brewer might get up to, then it is, kind of, as Bacchus is based in a giant home brew supplies store and its multiple brewhouses were originally used for a "brew your own beer" business. It was taken over in July 2010 by Ross Kenrick, himself a successful home brewer who was looking for a premises for his Craftbrewer business, who promptly set about putting together a team to create the huge array of beers that flows through their 27 in-house taps, fills their wort kits for home brewers, and finds its way onto a growing number of taps around Queensland and, on occasion, further afield. They brew beers for a handful of contract brewers and venues too, including 4 Hearts Brewing, and will even brew them for you if you've got a recipe in mind and would like to turn it into 50 litres of beer.

Alternatively, you can buy a selection of Bacchus beers in five litre mini-kegs from their Capalaba home and, as of late 2014, pick them up in bottles too. Late 2014 also saw the home brewing business moved down the road to allow Bacchus to open a brewery bar, open all week and staffed by the brewers as they go about making their crazy drops.

The Bacchus approach has found favour all over the country too, with a beer – the Raspberry White Chocolate Pilsner – winning the People's Choice award at the 2013 GABS festival in Melbourne and Bacchus shortlisted for Champion Small Brewery a year later at the Australian International Beer Awards.

Please note: the beers listed as regulars below are those regularly pouring from the taps at the brewery.

Name
Bacchus Brewing
Address

Unit 1, 2 Christine Place
Capalaba
QLD 4157

Phone
(07) 3823 5252
Hours

Tues to Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Closed Sun & Mon

The Regulars

Bacchus Big Red (Cock Ale)

Brewer's notes: Scottish recipe from an ancient 1500s text. An ale containing grapes, spiced with mace & infused with a whole chicken!!! ··· Read more
Style
Spiced Fowl Beer
Strength
6.2%

Bacchus Gose

Brewer's notes: Ancient German beer style, made with salt & lactic acid & spiced with coriander. Easy drinking beer, slightly tart from the lactic, with the coriander flavour lifted by the salt. ··· Read more
Style
Gose
Strength
4.7%

Bacchus Smokin' Mountie

Brewer's notes: Rich flavours of smoky bacon & maple syrup in this Canadian style breakfast beer. ··· Read more
Style
Smoked Ale
Strength
5.4%

Bacchus Choccy Woccy Stout

Brewer's notes: Our silver medal Oatmeal Stout infused twice (in the boil & again in the cask) with the finest cacao & chocolate. ··· Read more
Style
Coffee & Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Strength
6.0%

Bacchus War & Peat

Brewer's notes: Russian Imperial Stout aged in Single malt Islay whisky barrels. ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Strength
12.4%

Bacchus White Chocolate Pilsner

Brewer's notes: Who'd have thought that white chocolate & pilsner would be such a good match, this beer is really unique. ··· Read more
Style
Chocolate Pilsner
Strength
4.9%

Bacchus Celtic Red Ale

Brewer's notes: Classic Irish red ale. Rich malty, biscuity, roasty, coffee flavours. In the style of Kilkenny but with much greater depth of flavour. ··· Read more
Style
Celtic Red Ale
Strength
4.4%

Bacchus Schwarzbier

Brewer's notes: Silky smooth black lager with flavours of dark coffee & chocolate. A true favourite with men and women alike. ··· Read more
Style
Dark lager
Strength
5.2%

Bacchus Bushfire

Brewer's notes: Smoked Rye Schwarzbier, smokey bacon in a glass. ··· Read more
Style
Smoked dark lager
Strength
6.2%

Bacchus Black Goat Ale

Brewer's notes: Classic English best bitter in the style of a Yorkshire ale. ··· Read more
Style
Best bitter
Strength
4.2%

Bacchus Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer's notes: Subtle bubblegum & spice aromas combine with rich bready malt flavours in this highly sessional ale. ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Pale Ale
Strength
4.8%

Bacchus London Porter

Brewer's notes: Authentic 1700's London porter. Smokey & slightly astringent. The depth of flavour is amazing. ··· Read more
Style
London Porter
Strength
6.4%

Bacchus GMT +10 IPA

Brewer's notes: Classic English IPA, crammed full of goldings & fuggles hops. ··· Read more
Style
English IPA
Strength
6.4%

Bacchus APA

Brewers notes: West Coast style American Pale Ale, Citrus aromas & flavours balanced by a nice biscuity malt profile. ··· Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
4.8%

Bacchus Queensland Ale

Brewer's notes: Australian Ale using Qld ingredients. Macadamia Honey & Wattle seed. The aroma of passionfruit gives way to a subtle nutty, honey, taste with a dry spicy finish from the wattle. ··· Read more
Style
Fruit / Spiced Ale
Strength
4.7%

Bacchus Amber Ale

Brewer's notes: American style amber ale, fruity, light & toasty with caramel hints. A real session beer. ··· Read more
Style
Amber Ale
Strength
5.2%

Bacchus Hibiscus Saison

Brewer's notes: Blood red in colour. Champagne like, rich berry aromas, combine with intense flavours of cranberry, black currant & cherry, giving way to a mango nectar. Silky in texture but finishes dry & refreshingly tart. ··· Read more
Style
Fruit Saison
Strength
9.0%

Bacchus Rum Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter

Brewer's notes: Baltic Porter aged in bourbon rum barrels & infused with cacao nibs (raw chocolate). Tastes like liquid rum balls. ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
Strength
12.4%

Bacchus Belgian Mocha Coffee Stout

Brewer's notes: Belgian Stout cold infused with Cacao & the finest fresh roast coffee. ··· Read more
Style
Coffee Stout
Strength
6.8%

Bacchus Sticke

Brewer's notes: 'Stickeâ? meaning special, is an Alt beer brewed a couple of times a year in Germany. Devine cigar like aroma, sweet mouth filling malt & a strong bitter finish. ··· Read more
Style
Sticke Alt
Strength
6.1%

Bacchus Falconer's Flight

Brewer's notes: This big American style IPA is crammed full of a single variety of hops called 'Falconers Flightâ?. The aroma & flavour is an explosion of tropical stone fruit & citrus. The rich malt backbone balances the hop intensity perfectly. ··· Read more
Style
US IPA
Strength
6.3%

Bacchus Zythos IPA

Brewer's notes: This big American style India Pale Ale (IPA) is crammed full of a single propriety hop blend called 'Zythosâ? (Meaning beer in Greek). The aroma is a heavenly mix of citrus & pine that follows into the flavour. ··· Read more
Style
US IPA
Strength
6.3%

Bacchus Obama IPA

Brewer's notes: Australia's first commercial Black IPA, crammed full of citrusy American hops, this beautifully balanced Black IPA is an explosion of tropical stone fruit flavours with layers of sweet ginger, caramel & coffee. ··· Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
6.1%

Bacchus Cunning Ninja's Imperial IPA

Brewer's notes: Dangerously sessional Imperial Black IPA. Intense aroma of piny citrus mixed with ginger nut & marmalade leads into similar flavours combined with a peppery spiciness. The finish is long & bitter. ··· Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
Strength
12.0%

Bacchus Red Bellied Black

Brewer's notes: Raise your glass to the light & this beer shows off it's beautiful red underbelly. Intense tropical piny aromas lead into fruity tropical flavours with hints of honeydew melon & ginger. Dangerously sessional, due to a unique subtle tartness derived from our secret spice ingredient. Beware it's bite. ··· Read more
Style
Imperial Red Ale
Strength
11.0%

Bacchus Brown Eyed Girl

Brewer's notes: American style Brown Ale. Big citrus hops balanced by malt with hints coffee & dark chocolate. ··· Read more
Style
American Brown Ale
Strength
5.6%

Bacchus Cougar Wit

Brewer's notes: A classic Belgian wheat beer, infused with coriander & orange zest. Served cloudy in the traditional manner, this spicy beer has a silky mouthfeel with a slightly tart refreshing finish. ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Witbier
Strength
5.2%

Bacchus Dubbel

Brewer's notes: Intense banana melds with complex malty flavours of fig, dried plums & mixed spices. ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Dubbel
Strength
7.7%

Bacchus Bohemian Pilsner

Brewer's notes: Classic Czech pilsner made from the finest malt & Saaz hops. Floral, spicy with an assertive bitterness. ··· Read more
Style
Pilsner
Strength
4.9%

Bacchus Oatmeal Stout

Brewer's notes: Rich, silky smooth, full bodied stout, this beer is a meal in a glass ··· Read more
Style
Oatmeal Stout
Strength
6.0%

Bacchus Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale

Brewer's notes: Intense sauvignon Blanc grape like character in this glorious golden ale. ··· Read more
Style
Summer Ale
Strength
4.9%

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