BrewDog announced in July of last year that it had narrowed its search for a site to Newcastle and Brisbane. Following numerous scouting trips, meetings and feasibility studies, BrewDog settled on the Queensland capital as the site of Australian headquarters.
BrewDog has long been impressed by the passion and knowledge of the Australian craft beer community. By setting up in the Sunshine State, BrewDog is looking forward to becoming a part of the vibrant beer scene that already exists in Queensland’s capital city.
As a tourist attraction, place of employment, and a gathering place for the local community, BrewDog’s new riverfront brewery fits perfectly into Brisbane’s plans to be a new world city.
“We’ve been so humbled by the support from local businesses as well as the local community who have shown a real passion for BrewDog to call Brissie home," says Zarah Prior, Director of BrewDog Australia. "It’s a city that’s on the brink of some incredible growth, and we can’t wait to be a part of that.
"There are tonnes of amazing local breweries we’re looking forward to working alongside and collaborating with. From local brewing pioneers Green Beacon and Newstead, through to up and coming breweries like our mates at Range Brewing. We are hugely appreciative of the support we received from Brisbane Marketing, Austrade, and the Queensland Government all of whom played a role in sealing the deal for Brisbane.”
BrewDog’s investment in Brisbane will total $30m, including the construction of the 50hl, 3,000sqm brewing and canning facility. The site will also boast a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.
Construction is due to start in the second half of 2018 and the first Australia brewed BrewDog beers are expected to roll out in early 2019.