When Antoinette and Matt approached their landlord with the idea of adding a bottle shop to Brewski’s premises, they were given permission to go wild with the space. Seizing the opportunity, their plans quickly expanded to encompass a few new features to the venue, doubling its patron capacity and adding in-demand function capabilities. Brewski’s new top-floor dining area Greenhouse has replaced the venue’s back deck, but designed in such a way so as to bring the outside in with help from a selection of greenery. Bespoke furniture fashioned by Gold Coast outfit Good Wood Supply Co fills the space, alongside a feature wall covered by 99 bottles of beer. Long-time Brewski fans will also be stoked to know that several new air-conditioning units will keep the space chilled throughout Brisbane’s scorching summer. Downstairs, patrons will find a new female toilet (built around a restored brick fireplace) and The Low Ground – Brewski’s multi-faceted function room where punters will be able to secure craft-beer kegs and malleable food packages of their choosing for a perfect brew-lovers gathering. Speaking of the food, Brewski’s food packages reflect its main menu, showcasing both meaty and plant-based morsels, with mac’n’cheese croquettes, low-and-slow barbecued bites and chicken wings featuring.
Brewski 2.0’s next phase will see My Beer Dealer bottle shop take shape underneath Brewski’s main bar. Described by Matt as a “beer nerd’s paradise”, the space (currently being hewn from an old stable built in the 1800s) will showcase a worldly selection of independent craft beer, specialised Australian spirits, boutique wines by the barrel, merchandise and several taps for growler refills and on-site canning. Another outdoor nook will be converted into a courtyard, while Ant and Matt are in the planning stages of converting an upstairs apartment space into another function area in the not-too-distant future.