Brisbane Brewing Co

Walk past 124 Boundary Street in Brisbane’s West End and you’re met by an ornate set of iron gates featuring intricate hop bines and cones. Eye-catching, for sure. But it’s what lies beyond that is likely to please you rather more.

The team behind Woolloongabba’s Brewhouse Brisbane have worked wonders with their new venue, Brisbane Brewing Co. Pass under the gates and you're led to a courtyard with a welcoming laneway vibe that's one of the most enticing spots to relax once the sun disappears, aided in no small part by delicately poised fairy lights that soften the harsh West End bustle coming from yonder.

That's just the start, however, as the courtyard opens up into a small, open air expanse with an adjoining glass fronted delicatessen counter that serves up an appetising selection of cold meats, salads and a range of cheeses. The temptation may be to stop, stare and indulge there but it's merely the final distraction before you encounter the motherlode: the brewpub that has to be one of the most visually appealing in Australia.

Once inside, it’s easy to forget that just moments prior you were standing on Boundary Street. Soft lighting, timber, black and white floor tiles, a polished concrete bar top and strategically placed foliage combined with the tried and trusted formula of exposed brickwork make the decor simply work, while the warming teal paint covering the wooden cladding is the venue's defining flourish. There’s no doubt about it: Brisbane Brewing Co.'s terrific use of space emits a class unrivalled by most of its peers.

In plain sight is the working brewery itself – set back to one side behind a glass partition – with bright beer tanks located in a purpose-built cold room. They're connected straight to the taps at the bar, offering customers the chance to sup some of the freshest beer in Brisbane.

With ten taps to choose from, including a five-strong core range and three to five seasonals on rotation, Brisbane Brewing Co. tend to tap not only their own beers but also a selection of guest beers too; at time of writing, BBCo are one of only two Brisbane breweries to do so. All tap beers are available as take-aways in 1.89L glass growlers and 1.25L riggers too.

Aside from the delicatessen offerings, the modern food menu boasts larger options too such as hoagies, share plates, beef brisket, beer battered barramundi and chicken parmigiana plus vegetarian options and an extensive dessert menu. Everything is well priced with the average cost of a main and two sides around $25.

In an increasingly crafty part of an increasingly crafty city, Brisbane Brewing Co provides a touch of elegance alongside its brewed onsite beers, with regular jazz evenings, DJs and local musicians completing the picture.

Darren Magin

Name
Brisbane Brewing Co
Address

124 Boundary Street
West End
QLD 4101

Open Hours

Mon to Thur: 4pm to midnight
Fri to Sun: 11am to midnight

Tours

By appointment

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Brisbane Brewing Co Regulars

Brisbane Brewing Co My Shout Dry Irish Stout

Tapped January 29th, 2019
Dark beer lovers have a dilemma in Queensland. We love our porters and stouts, and they go down perfectly in winter… but there’s an extra level of dedication needed to knock back a pint of 6 percent (or higher) chewy stout in 33 degree heat and high humidity. BBCo’s answer isn’t to invent a new style, but to go back to an often underrated classic style: the dry Irish stout. Their version, My Shout, is the perfect year-round dark beer. Just like its famous big brother from Ireland, this beer… Read more
Style
Dry Irish Stout
ABV
4.4%
Bitterness
30 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Slim Rye Ale

Tapped January 29th, 2019
Sometimes you need a beer that’ll be gentle to you, like your favourite battered Akubra protecting your eyes from the harsh sunlight, or the quiet thrum of plucky guitar strings offering your ears some relief from the noisy world. Sometimes you need a beer that won’t make you fall off your stool. A beer for when you’re feeling a bit dusty. Say hello to Slim. He’s a rye pale ale crooning at an easy 2.8 percent ABV. Hold him up to the light and you’ll see the coppery tones shining through,… Read more
Style
Light Rye Pale Ale
ABV
2.8%
Bitterness
17 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Walker Texas Ranger AIPA

This gold medalist at the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards is their take on the West Coast IPA style. And as we didn't appear to take any tasting notes for it when we called in, we'd best go with the brewer's: "Punching well above its weight with a reckless recipe for fruity, citrusy hop driven disaster, this beer is tempered just in time with its sensitive malty side. There’s a tip of the hat toward the hoppy beers of the West Coast, but this APA is 'Texas-sized' with its resinous… Read more
Style
American IPA
ABV
5.8%
Bitterness
45 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Brissy Pils

Another beer to pay homage to their hometown is the brewery's resident lager. It takes its lead from the pilsners of Bohemia and then adds a Kiwi flourish in the form of herbal hop Wakaitu. Aside from the herbaceous hop character, this pale organic pilsner offers up a straw like grainy malt character before finishing up dry and bitter.… Read more
Style
Organic Pilsner
ABV
4.7%
Bitterness
25 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Sunshine Honey Wheat

Described as "a contemporary Australian take on a classic style", BBCo's honey wheat features more than 50 percent wheat in the malt bill and honey that adds to the malt sweetness of the beer. There are light esters on the nose – the brewer reckons in the form of "hints of orange, musk and jasmine tea", while there's a fruitiness at play from the yeast too in a beer that finishes dry.… Read more
Style
Honey Wheat
ABV
4.7%
Bitterness
15 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co BPA

The BPA, or Brisbane Pale Ale, is the brewery's take on the Australian pale ale style and uses that most quintessential of new Aussie hops, Galaxy, with its tropical characters. There's a herbal quality to it too, and a lingering, resinous bitterness, the result, we're told, of the use of whole hop flowers infused into the beer via the brewery’s secret weapon: resident “Hopback” - Henry the Hoptapus.… Read more
Style
Australian Pale Ale
ABV
4.1%
Bitterness
30 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Sunset

The light beer in Brisbane Brewing Co's range is a summer ale with "a nod to its English heritage" brewed with five different specialty malts and three hops. It's a lightly fruity, grainy affair with a reasonably high bitterness for a low ABV beer.… Read more
Style
Light Beer
ABV
3.0%

Brisbane Brewing Co Specials

Brisbane Brewing Co Putin On The RIS

Tapped January 29th, 2019
With possibly the best beer name in history, Putin On The RIS is an imperial stout to sip, savour and salute. BBCo bring this monster back year after year, along with barrel-aged variants, and it never disappoints. It’s thick and syrupy as motor oil, coating the tongue and carrying layer upon layer of complexity. Full, almost savoury, flavours of roastiness, liquorice and cocoa bitterness blend with the sweeter and stickier notes of chocolate and dried dark fruits. Coffee and boozy warmth come… Read more
Style
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV
10.1%
Bitterness
70 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co LuvaBeer Strawberry Sour

Tapped January 29th, 2019
Want a beer to really make you feel good in the summer heat? BBCo has kettle-soured a wheat beer (using lactobacillus plantarum) and infused it with a bucketloads of strawberries from LuvaBerry. LuvaBerry gathers all those weather-damaged (but perfect tasting) strawberries that would otherwise go to waste and freezes them to be used by forward-thinking companies like BBCo, who used theirs in a beer (obviously). Half of the strawberries were introduced to the boil, with the other half being added… Read more
Style
Strawberry Sour
ABV
4.8%
Bitterness
12 IBU

Brisbane Brewing Co Gnarley Wine / Party-Guile Sonic Boom / Hefe-rything

Tapped September 8th, 2015
One of the advantages of having your own brewpub – particularly one that's attracting plenty of customers (not to mention having a second venue, as is the case here) – is the freedom to brew as many beers as you like. You don't have to come up with packaging for them (beyond a decal or chalk scribble on a board), you've got regulars coming through the doors looking for something new and, chances are, your brew length is such that even if a beer moves slowly you've not got a huge amount to get… Read more
Style
Barley Wine / Sour / Hefeweizen
ABV
11.6% / 4.0% / 5.3%
Bitterness
60 / 10 / 15 IBU
Stockists

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Brisbane Brewing Co Mild Horses

Tapped August 6th, 2015
They've been keeping busy on the beer front at Brisbane Brewing Co. They recently hosted the launch of the third Band of Brewers collaboration (a Hemp and Corn Dubbel brewed with Newstead and Fortitude) and have a couple of new beers of their own hitting taps too. They make for quite the one-two punch as well: one a gentle, malt led, old school, English style mild, the other a heavy-hitting hop bomb. The first to pour at the venue is the mild, going by the puntastic name Mild Horses. It's a sub-four… Read more
Style
English Mild
ABV
3.9%
Bitterness
25 IBU
Stockists

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