Ipswich will soon have a new brewpub, with 4 Hearts Brewing Company announcing it is finally building its own production facility.

The brewery and bar will be the foundation tenant for the redevelopment of a 4000m2 heritage-listed site in Ipswich called 88 Limestone.

Featuring an onsite bar and kitchen, the brewery and bar will be called the Pump-Yard, based on the site's history as the first water source for the city in the mid 1800s. It will feature an "industrial and cool" fitout inspired by local and overseas brewpubs and craft beer bars.

The brewery will feature a 1200L brewhouse with 1200L and 2400L uni-tanks. Beer will be served direct from the tanks for the year-round beers and a number of seasonal beers will be brewed on a regular basis.

4 Hearts is seeking a full hotel licence so other craft beers can be sold along with wine and cider. The bar will feature approximately eight to ten taps, four supplied direct from the brewery tanks.

Growlers will be available to allow customers to take the beers home.

“I think a lot of people thought when I started and said I would be opening a brewery in Ipswich that I would never make it happen," said Wade Curtis, owner of 4 Hearts Brewing. 

“We want to build something that locals will love and that people will see as worth visiting from Brisbane and other surrounding areas." 

It is expected the brewery and bar will be open by the end of 2014.

Ipswich is Queensland's fastest growing city with a population of over 180,000. Two million people live within one hour's drive of the city.

The Shout Team

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