It’s no secret (or surprise) that breweries are having a real moment in Queensland right now, so it makes sense that our bright capital would become the site of BrewDog Brewery’s Australian headquarters. (The fact that Queensland is home to Clive Palmer and his ‘grog dog’ memes probably helped too.)
For the uninitiated, this is kind of a big deal. The craft beer company was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland in 2007 and has been busy garnering a global following ever since. Their fandom is due in part to their brewing the UK’s strongest ever beer (Black Eyed King Imp), but mostly thanks to the fact they brew some of the tastiest craft beer on the island. The last 11 years has seen Brewdog brew 82 different beers, set up a stonking 46 bars, and now they’re bringing the magnificence of this sudsy operation to the sundrenched planes of Brisbane—just a short drive up the highway!
The proposed development will take up 3,000 square metres in Murrarie, and include a 50-hectolitre brewery and canning facility, with a restaurant and taproom thrown in just in case you ever thought of leaving. It’s a big project and the first beers aren’t expected to be poured until early 2019, but the wait is so going to be worth it. Once up and brewing BrewDog will be brewing and serving their core range, including the enormously popular Punk IPA, as well as a limited range of QLD-centric beers.
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