Hidden away in the suburban warehouse districts of Brisbane can be found a smattering of secret artisan breweries.
Known only to clued-in locals, each one brews its own brand of fully hand-crafted beer for the tasting.
Hidden behind roller doors, some of which pop open on weekends and spring to life with food trucks and live music, they make a great relaxed alternative to hitting up the inner city bars.
Head to Yeerongpilly to sample a paddle of craft beer from Slipstream Brewing Co. This boutique suburban brewery is filled with retro lounges and recycled tables and chairs, ensuring drinkers a comfortable beer sampling experience...more
This modern industrial corner of Salisbury houses Ballistic Beer Co. Southside punters can look forward to enjoying the thirteen hand crafted beers which are available on tap here...more
Milton's Aether Brewing is a modern brewery, bar and gourmet kitchen all rolled into one. Here discerning visitors will discover a range of house beers available on tap as well as food to compliment every glass...more
Hub Brewing puts the fun back into beer drinking and beer creating. The Geebung tap room opens every Friday afternoon with a different food truck arriving each week to help celebrate "wind down Fridays"...more
This craft beer bar boasts a range of over fifty beers, and ciders, making it a great little watering hole in the northern suburb of Lawnton. Crow N Arrow also have a busy food truck and live music scene...more
Thirsty Chiefs is another microbrewery offering advice on brewing your own liquid gold. This North Lakes gem is a popular meeting hub with a lively events calendar including food trucks and musical entertainment every week...more
Redcliffe peninsula is proud to host Horny Wombat, their very own unique brewery, complete with barrel tables and a quirky, beachside vibe. Be sure to sample popular favourites Four Fat Wombats or Shaggy Wombat...more
Tucked away on Brisbane's northside, Brendale Brewing Co has a welcoming backyard feel with dart board, lounges and pallet style decor. Look out for their regular food truck visitors and live music events...more
The award-winning beers at Bacchus Brewing Co are well worth sampling. They have a huge range of beers available for the general public to purchase and a tasty in-house food menu to boot...more
This micro-brewery is the home of additive-free, unpasteurised beer and cider. The pin-ball machine, visiting food trucks and beer garden all add to the old school atmosphere at All Inn Brewing Co...more
By Lucy Hordern