Drinks delivered to your doorstep. What a wonderful concept. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it's become a bit of a necessity amid the COVID-19 crisis, but we're here to tell if you if your bar cart is running dry in these strange self-isolation times, Brisbane has plenty of options to top you up.
Whether you enjoy craft beer, natural wine or gin, we've dug up the very best booze delivery and subscriptions on offer in Brisbane.
These regular deliveries and one-off drop-offs will encourage you to experiment and expand your know-how by curating a selection of delicious drinks and—best part—sending them direct to your doorstep.
Here are a few of our favourite booze subscriptions and delivery services.
Ballistic Beer Co
Now catering to beer, wine and spirits drinkers, Ballistic Beer Co has something for everyone, but the real MVPs are their own craft brews. If you’ve been eyeing off the Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout, now is the time to try it with free local delivery in eligible Brisbane suburbs.
Craft Wine Store
Self-isolating? Craft Wine Store are here for you. As well as drive through and contact-free pick up, they’re offering delivery if you can’t make it out your front door. With a massive range of artisan wines, craft beer and spirits, you can keep your drinks cart stocked up until at least 2022.
Get beers delivered straight to your door? It’s like a dream come true. Semi-Pro Brewing are now offering a home delivery service, and now that we’ll be having 5pm drinks every damn day of the week, frankly, we’re going to need.
Now’s the perfect time to join the Grape Therapy Wine Club, with free delivery to all Brisbane metro area customers. Stay classy while staying in, with hand selected wines that are bundled together with carefully curated tasting notes and food pairing suggestions.
Newstead Brewing Co
You’re spoilt for choice for craft beer delivery and throwing Newstead Brewing Co into the mix makes it ever harder to decide where to order from. Time to start a bucket list? Get started by browsing the 12 craft beer options Newstead Brewing Co has on offer, with delivery now available for addresses within 10km of the brewery.
Slipstream Brewing Co
If running out of toilet paper doesn’t bother you, but running out of beer does, look no further than Slipstream Brewing Co. Not only is Slipstream offering free local delivery when beer lovers spend over $75, you can even get same day delivery if the order is placed before 12pm, Monday to Friday. The devil works fast, but Slipstream Brewing Co works faster.
Beer delivered within the hour? Yes please. As well as offering up a drive through beer service, for those that don’t want to leave the house at all, BrewDog will deliver to you. Just sign up to their ‘BrewDog HopDrop’ app (also on Google Play) and order from their range of craft beers, then kick back and await your brew.
If you want to feel fancy as anything in your own home, Winston Quinn’s Home Gin Survival Kit, complete with a ridiculously fancy gin goblet glass is for you. Including a bottle of your favourite Winston Quinn Gin, two bottles of tonic and dehydrated limes, you can get it delivered for just $99—a small price to pay for ensuring your drink ‘gramming is still on point in these isolated times.
The Gin Boutique
Appreciate all things gin by hopping on to The Gin Boutique’s virtual store and grabbing yourself some of the best gin in the biz. Plus, some of our favourite local distillers are on there, including Imbibis Distillery gin, Lacey’s Hills and Wishbone from Fonzie Abbott Brewing.
Whisky Loot is about more than just guzzling whiskey—it’s about education. For $59 a month or quarter, depending on your preference (a month of course, these are trying times), you receive three 60ml tasting bottles of premium whiskey, tasting notes and a journal to start your notes. You can pick from a few types or regions, for instance, there’s the American Box or the Traditionalist Box, to name two. Sign up here.
Unico Zelo are bringing the good vibes and the creativity with an extra special "Coronavino Care Package". Intrigued? Of course you are. Basically, it's a carefully and playfully selected mixed dozen delivered to your door, with 20% off and free shipping to sweeten the deal. Check it out here. And, because digital happy hours are the new normal, Unico Zelo is also hosting Facebook Live happy hours every night at 4.30pm (Brisbane time). Tune in with all your curly wine questions or just jump in with general industry banter to enjoy a face-to-face conversation via the magic of social media.
Good Pair Days
Built for the Netflix generation, Good Pair Days is all about discovering tasty, affordable wine from the comfort of your own lounge room. Through powerful (read: fun) personalisation tech (yes, it's a quiz), you'll be delivered new wines you're guaranteed to love, minus all the weird wine jargon. The packaging and tasting notes are super cute (and sustainable), so why not have a try here.
Once Upon a Bottle
Everyone loves a bargain, and as soon as we hear the words free delivery our ears instantly prick up. Once Upon a Bottle, Gourmand & Gourmet’s new collaboration with South Brisbane bottle shops Victoria & Montague, Vulture & Grey, and SW1, will include a range of superb Aussie and international wines delivered for free to your Brisbane home.
Here's a heap of other tasty things you probably didn't know you could get delivered in Brisbane.