Iconic Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has revealed the details behind its first brewery and venue in Australia, which will be opening at Murarrie on the banks of the Brisbane River later this month.

The DogTap Brisbane will house a fully automated four-vessel 25Hl brewing system, a barrel-ageing facility and significant bar and tap room.

“DogTap Brisbane is one of the biggest and best bars we’ve ever created, and we’re so excited to open this amazing space,” said BrewDog Co-Founder James Watt. “We’ve shipped BrewDog Headliner beers to Australia for nearly 10 years, but this new brewery will now give us the capacity to reach new corners of the country.

“The craft beer scene in Australia is one of the best in the world and we’re super excited to finally open our doors, join this incredible community and get freshly brewed beer into the hands of Australian beer fans.”

The brewery is expected to come online in January 2020 and beers brewed at the Brisbane brewery will include BrewDog’s core range, and a collection of small-batch brews. The first beers will also be going into barrels in January 2020.

The DogTap Brisbane is BrewDog’s 94th bar globally, but it is only the fourth taproom that is directly attached to one of its breweries. There will be 28 taps serving BrewDog’s core range, as well as a range of local guest beers from breweries such as Range Brewing, Currumbin Valley Brewing, Balter, Aether, Brouhaha and Black Hops.

The wine list will only feature Australian wines, while there will be plenty of Australian spirits and a local-only soft drinks offer.

BrewDog’s expansion into Australia has been supported by the Queensland Government through the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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