BrewDog is an epic craft beer brewery, taproom and restaurant located on the banks of the Brisbane River in Murarrie.
Set beneath the Gateway Bridge. this purpose-built $30 million brewhouse is the first in Australia for independent Scottish craft beer company BrewDog. The massive riverside warehouse features a brewery (which will release its first beers in 2020) as well as an industrial chic taproom and restaurant dubbed DogTap.
Here, beer lovers can converge to sample the vast array of craft beers on tap and enjoy top-notch pub fare in a relaxed child and dog-friendly space, filled with big blue booths and tall tables with stools. Otherwise, patrons can sit at picnic tables outside in a fairy-lit beer garden dominated by vibrant street art.
Most of the 28 brews on tap are crafted by BrewDog including their headliners: Lost Lager, Dead Pony Club, Indie Pale Ale and their most popular, Punk IPA; while 8 are guest brews crafted locally by Balter, Brouhaha, and Aether Brewing to name a few. If you can't decide, ask for a complimentary taster or two. Besides beer, there's a predominantly Australian wine list and boutique spirits.
The extensive food menu, created to complement the beer on offer, includes small plates of spiced barramundi fritters served with chunky guacamole, deep-fried crispy pork cheeks, and salt 'n' chilli calamari with burnt lemon and chive dip.
There's pizzas like Hawaii Five-O (fresh pineapple and pork), Big Tony (spicy sopresso, chilli, smashed napoli tomatoes and mozzarella) and White Trash (ricotta, stilton, mozzarella, spinach and walnuts); while burgers range from juicy beef patties, and buttermilk fried chicken, to a handful of delicious vegetarian and vegan burgers.
Alternatively, there's wholesome fare - superfood salads (quinoa, sweet potato, mixed grains, pumpkin seeds and feta) and broccoli and avocado bowls with harissa chickpeas, pine nuts and maple mustard dressing - and popular pub grub like beer-battered fish and chips, chicken parmy, and buffalo hot wings.
By Deb Lidster
77 Metroplex Ave