Straddie Brewing Co have lift-off! Construction started in October 2021 on their Island Brewery at Dunwich.
The various Covid-related build delays put them 18 months behind where they’d hoped to have been and for the past year, they’ve been batch-brewing Straddie beers at Ballistic Beer in Salisbury. The reverse osmosis filtration equipment at Ballistic enables Andrew (Straddie Brewing’s Head Brewer) to closely reproduce Straddie’s water profile, which is apparently amazing for brewing beer.
Brisbane-based Apollo Property will partner with them on the build. They come with solid credentials & previous brewery experience, having carried out the build for Brewdog at Murrarie.
The microbrewery/brewpub, situated just minutes from the SeaLink Ferry Terminal, in the beautiful township of Dunwich, will be three storeys; the microbrewery production area will occupy the ground floor housing a 10hl brewhouse and 200hl cellar, the first floor will feature a 60 seat taproom for beer tasting and food service, with views out towards Moreton Bay; and the top floor will feature a ‘sunset’ roof deck and a private studio apartment.
Double-height glass windows on the approach from Junner Street (and SeaLink ferry terminal), will reveal shiny stainless steel fermentation tanks. The pedestrian approach continues past the brewhouse (the engine room) to the main entrance situated on Jack Lane where visitors can appreciate the 3-metre-high indoor hanging garden. Once inside the taproom on the first floor, the sense of being a part of a working brewery continues, as patrons can view down into the brewhouse from the internal ‘void’ situated at the southerly end of the building. The third-floor rooftop deck will be an attraction in itself, availing stunning elevated views of Straddie’s iconic sunsets.
The brewery will also feature a one of a kind BnB on the rooftop deck of the three storey Island brewery. A first for Queensland, and possibly Australia; you can spend the night above a working craft brewery on the beautiful North Stradbroke Island / Minjerribah! Enjoy a slice of luxury with your own private balcony and sea views. We don’t do breakfast – but we have delicious freshly brewed craft Straddie beer.
Please let us know if you would like to organise a Tour of the Brewery, which includes a sample of Beer fresh from the tank, and a tasting paddle of 4 of our core range.
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