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First ever Surfers Paradise brewpub opens

After a year of construction delays BOBs Beer has opened its doors to become the first brewery and brewpub to operate in Surfers Paradise.

Originally slated to open before Christmas 2019, the three-storey venue on the Gold Coast swung its doors open on Monday in a commercial building on the corner of Elkhorn and Orchid Avenues that once housed the fashion label Louis Vuitton.

The brewing side of BOBs – an acronym for best of beers – is headed up by the ex-Red Duck, Clifton Hill and Bad Shepherd brewer Ryan Fullerton, who is operating a 12-hectolitre brewhouse.

Across 16 taps, BOBs will offer up their own core range (Munich Helles, XPA, West Coast IPA, Saison) plus their limited releases (currently Fruited Kettle Sour, American Red Ale, Hazy IPA, Chocolate Porter) alongside a rotating selection of guest beers (currently the likes of BentSpoke’s Crankshaft IPA, 3 Ravens’ Juice IPA, Akasha’s Tradewind Lager).

Curated by head chef Norbert Szlama, the menu will complement the beer offering, with light bites such as lotus root chips and fresh oysters to more substantial fare, like Flemish beef ragout and a Hungarian seafood chowder.

Venue manager Bruna Mancini said the venue’s location and distinctive local twist would bring something unique to the area.

“BOBs Beer is more than delightful food and top shelf drinks, we will be providing a BOBs Beer experience. Foodies will be equally delighted with the sophisticated food menu, which goes against the grain of usual pub fare. People will be able to navigate through our best beers and modern Australia fusion cuisine, delivered with personalised service,” he said.

BOBs Beer is open seven days from 12pm-12am.

BOBs Beer head brewer Ryan Fullerton

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