Slipstream Brewing Co founders Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt will open their new brewpub offer tomorrow.
The expansion of a new on-premise offering, as well as a boost in production capacity was made possible by a $1.5 million investment by craft drinks accelerator Mighty Craft.
The frontage of their Yeerongpilly brewery has been transformed into a brewpub offer designed by Charlie & Rose. The indoor space retains some of the original industrial grunge, overlaid with timber joinery, colourful furniture and a large open kitchen. At the street front, a large beer garden welcomes guests along with a shaded farmhouse play area for kids. The on-premise space has a 250-pax capacity.
Mighty Craft CEO Mark Haysman is thrilled with result and the opportunity this presents for Slipstream Brewing and the greater Brisbane community.
“Deale and Elisa are making some of the most sessionable and accessible craft beers in Australia, and this brand new venue provides the perfect showcase for their full range. It gives people the chance to get up close and personal with them and to see first-hand how everything is made.”
In celebration of the new on-premise offer, Slipstream have brewed up a celebratory beer.
“To celebrate the launch of our new brewpub, we’ve brewed an 8.5% Double IPA to mark the occasion. Titled our ‘Celebration Ale’, it’s a hop combination of Chinook, Simcoe, Citra and Eclipse, and the result is an abundance of pine, grapefruit, mandarin and cumquat characters with a firm bitterness to finish. We describe it as old school meets new school, and it’s a cracker!” explain the Stanley-Hunts.
The brewpub has 20 taps featuring a selection of Slipstream beers, plus a concise selection of wines and spirits. The kitchen team, headed by Adam Healey (ex Brewdog’s, Dogtap Brisbane) and Karma Garung (ex The Smoke BBQ), will be cooking up an array of locally sourced ingredients, wood-fired pizzas, classic burgers, smoked meats and fresh seafood.
Throughout the year, Slipstream Brewing will host an array of special events including beer masterclasses, ‘Meet the Brewer’ sessions, and beer-matching dinners with head brewer Ian Watson. They are also planning regular brewery tours, which will kick off in March.