Slipstream Brewing founders Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt open their new Brisbane brewpub on Friday.
With an investment of over $1.5m from Mighty Craft, the Stanley-Hunts have expanded their guest capacity and their production capacity as demand for their products continues to grow.
There are 20 taps featuring a selection of brewery only exclusive beers including a Hazy IPA and Banoffee Pie Pastry Stout, there is also a concise selection of wines and spirits for those that want something different to sip on.
To celebrate the opening of the new space, the Stanley-Hunt’s have crafted a special brew: Celebration Ale –
“To celebrate the launch of our new brewpub, we’ve brewed an 8.5% Double IPA to mark the occasion. ..it’s a hop combination of Chinook, Simcoe, Citra and Eclipse, and the result is an abundance of pine, grapefruit, mandarin and cumquat characters with a firm bitterness to finish. We describe it as old school meets new school, and it’s a cracker!” they said.
Transforming the industrial mechanics at the front of their brewery in Yeerongpilly, they have created a modern and welcoming new brewpub for the local community to enjoy.
Designed by Brisbane based Charlie & Rose, the new brewpub has been integrated into the existing brewery space. The interior retains some of the original industrial grunge, overlaid with timber joinery, colourful furniture and a large open kitchen.
Taking inspiration from the world-class brewpubs and roadside diners across America, principal designer Ben McCarthy summarises the new Slipstream by saying, “This project presented the team with the opportunity to create a space that is a welcoming and complementary dining experience as an extension to their existing commercial brewing facility.
“The result is a laid back, informal, spacious and fresh, enlivened by the overlaying of the playful Slipstream branding and the gleaming metal brewing equipment sitting proudly at the rear of the venue.”
At the street front, a large beer garden welcomes guests along with a shaded farmhouse play area for kids.
There is indoor and outdoor dining for 250 people and the kitchen, with an authentic Italian pizza oven and smoker at the centre.
Mighty Craft CEO Mark Haysman said: “Deale & Elisa are making some of the most sessionable and accessible craft beers in Australia, and this brand new venue provides the perfect showcase for their full range. It gives people the chance to get up close and personal with them and to see first-hand how everything is made,” he says.
Throughout the year, Slipstream Brewing will host an array of special events including Beer Masterclasses, Meet the Brewer Sessions, and Beer Matching Dinners with Head Brewer Ian Watson. They are also planning regular brewery tours, which will kick off in March.
Slipstream Brewing’s brew pub is located at 94 Wilkie Street, Yeerongpilly, and open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11.00am–10.00pm.