Are you ready Brisbane? BrewDog announces construction to start on its Australian brewery in Murarrie.

24.05.2018

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Are you ready Brisbane? BrewDog announces construction to start on its Australian brewery in Murarrie. BrewDog has officially received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane

Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has officially received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane. The development includes the construction of a 50hl, 3,000m2 brewing and canning facility as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.

  • BrewDog announced in February of this year that it had settled on Brisbane as the home of its Australian headquarters.
  • The development application was submitted mid-March and this week it was presented to the local council who gave their support for the development.
  • In building a brewery in Australia, BrewDog is shortening the distance between the people who make their beer and the people who drink it, ensuring Australians have access to the freshest BrewDog beer possible.
  • Brisbane City Council’s approval of BrewDog’s development application means that the brewery is now on schedule to start construction in July of this year.
  • The building is due to be completed by the end of 2018, and the first Brisbane-brewed BrewDog beer should be released in the first quarter of 2019.
  • The brewery is planning a major launch party with the local community and fans from far and wide.  
  • Initially, the Brisbane brewery will focus on BrewDog’s core range, with world-famous beers such as Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Elvis Juice.
  • The brewery will also brew small batch beers with local ingredients from the Southern Hemisphere. Production volume is expected gradually rise up to 10 million litres per year over the first few years.
  • The launch of BrewDog Australia is expected to generate 150 jobs in the Brisbane area over the next 5 years, and the brewery is already recruiting for a Head of Production. Further hires will be announced at brewdog.com/aus.
  • Earlier this year BrewDog Australia teamed up with Beer & BBQ Fest to collaborate with five leading craft beer breweries in Australia.
  • BrewDog’s longest standing brewer Franz Horak flew over from the UK and travelled across the country for 10 days to brew five inventive beers that will be released at festivals on 29th June - 1st of July in Sydney, and 6th – 8th July in Adelaide.
  • The collaborations took place at Mismatch Brewing Co in Adelaide, Green Beacon in BrewDog’s new hometown of Brisbane, Batch Brewing Co in Sydney, Capital Brewing in Canberra, and Hop Nation in Melbourne.
  • Beers to expect from this collaboration series include a Native Pilsner brewed with Green Ants, a Smoked Jalapeno & Pineapple Gose, and a Double New England IPA. Tickets are still available to purchase at the Beer & BBQ Fest’s website.

QUOTATIONS

Zarah Prior, Director of BrewDog Australia said:

“We are incredibly excited to kick things off properly here in Australia by starting construction on our riverfront property in Murarrie. We are here to deliver fresh BrewDog beer to the people of Australia, to share our experiences from the past 11 years, and collaborate with the incredible local beer scene. Today, we are one step closer to realising this mission.” 

Zarah Prior, Director of BrewDog Australia said:

“We couldn’t be happier to set up our brewing operation in the awesome area of Murarrie. We’ve seen incredible support from the local community, local brewers, and council in both Brisbane and the wider QLD region. We want to build on South East Queensland’s remarkable success as the home of some of Australia’s most awarded and loved craft breweries, and add our voice to grow the appreciation of great craft beer in Australia. We’re committed to building our local relationships and the community with Brisbane’s amazing independent businesses.”

Councillor Ryan Murphy (Doboy) said:

“The local area of Murarrie and Cannon Hill don’t have a single pub in either suburb, now we’re getting the biggest brewery in all of Brisbane - residents are over the moon about this,”.

Murphy continues:

“I’ve been getting enquiries to my office on almost a daily basis wondering what’s happening with the application ... this is a really great outcome. We in the eastern suburbs are just so pleased and can’t wait to see it get started.”