Scottish brewery BrewDog will open its first Australian tap room in Brisbane this month.
The $30million brewery, named DogTap, is situated on the Brisbane River beside the Gateway Bridge.
The site is decorated with street art and murals by the brewery’s resident artist Fisher, while the decor inside has an industrial edge.
On the menu will be burgers, hotdogs, salads and buffalo wings alongside Korean-style chicken wings, crispy pork cheeks, baby squid calamari and barramundi fritters.
It will have 28 taps featuring its Punk IPA and local craft beers such as Range Brewing, Currumbin Valley Brewing, Balter, Aether, Brouhaha and Black Hops on the bar’s guest taps.
The brewery plans to release its first locally-produced BrewDog beers in January next year. Among the flavours in the works are Queensland-aged imperial stout and barley wine.
“DogTap Brisbane is one of the biggest and best bars we’ve ever created, and we’re so excited to open this amazing space,” co-founder James Watt told The Brisbane Times.
“We’ve shipped BrewDog Headliner beers to Australia for nearly 10 years, but this new brewery will now give us the capacity to reach new corners of the country.”
BrewDog UK’s Calvin Macdonald has been named Operations Manager for Australia, while Lindsay Crawford – formerly of 4 Pines Brewing – is Site General Manager.
Tim Radjenovic, formerly assistant brewer at Sydney’s All Hands Brewing House, has also joined the brewing team.