BrewDog has opened its taproom and restaurant in Brisbane.
DogTap Brisbane poured customers their first beers at midday on Thursday 21 November, after an opening night event the previous evening. All sales from the first day of operation went towards Give It’s Bushfire Relief.
The venue has 28 beer taps, offering BrewDog’s range of beers along with beers from local breweries, including Range Brewing, Currumbin Valley Brewing, Balter, Aether, Brouhaha and Black Hops.
The wine list is made up of entirely Australian wines, while the food offer contains burgers, hotdogs, salads and buffalo wings.
“Brisbane’s craft brewing industry is booming, with an impressive line-up of innovative and dynamic brands producing phenomenal beers,” comments James Watt, who co-founded BrewDog with Martin Dickie in 2007. “We’re pumped to join the incredible community and work closely with these breweries to champion Queensland-made beer – whether that’s through events, collaborations, knowledge sharing or stocking their beers in our bars across the globe. DogTap Brisbane is one of our best and biggest bars yet and we can’t wait for locals to experience it.”
Dickie was present at the launch party on Wednesday 20 November and in his welcoming speech, he revealed that to celebrate the launch, BrewDog was offering local fans a chance to win free beer for a year. The prize is open to the first 100 people to visit DogTap Brisbane on opening day, with the winner to be chosen at random.
It has been almost two years since BrewDog started work on this brewery, which is expected to start producing its own beers by January 2020. BrewDog invested $30 million into the Murrarie venue.
The venue is BrewDog’s 95th globally, while the new brewery is BrewDog’s fourth in the world. It houses a fully automated four vessel 25hL brewing system, with room for further expansion.
BrewDog received significant support from the Queensland Government through through the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund, and Brisbane City Council through its economic development board Brisbane Marketing.
“Every business that establishes a base in Brisbane is driving local jobs and economic growth, which has a significant trickle-down effect in the local community,” comments lord mayor Adrian Schrinner. “This is why Brisbane City Council’s support of businesses both large and small is so important.
“Council and Brisbane Marketing have worked closely with BrewDog in their establishment of this business and we will continue to invest in initiatives, grants and support to small business to make the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than it is today.”
BrewDog aims to supporting the local craft beer community and to promote the local brands globally.