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 – since renamed Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba to cement the relationship between the two venues – 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 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.
The taps feature the Brisbane Brewing Co and regularly rotating small batch offerings, while from 2022 a selection of their beers are now available in cans. First to make the transition was the Walker IPA, soon joined by their Brisbane Pale Ale (BPA) and Brissy Lager.
Aside from the delicatessen offerings, the modern food menu boasts larger options too such as share plates, beef brisket, beer battered barramundi and arguably Brisbane's best chicken parmigiana plus vegetarian options and an extensive dessert menu.
In an increasingly crafty part of an increasingly crafty city, Brisbane Brewing Co provides a touch of elegance alongside the brewed-onsite beers, including a new release on tap every Wednesday.