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Pavement Whispers: Lost Palms Brewing Co. heads north for new Brisbane bar

Pavement Whispers: Lost Palms Brewing Co. heads north for new Brisbane bar

Summer is approaching, which means pretty soon we'll be flocking south for some sun, sand and, most likely, a sip at Lost Palms Brewing Co.'s Miami home. Well, the brains behind the popular pink-hued brewery are making it easier for Brisbane locals to put their lips to a pint of their killer brews, announcing plans to open a brand-new taphouse in the heart of Sherwood later this month. Here's what you need to know ahead of the beachy beer hub's arrival ...


Since Lost Palms Brewing Co. opened its striking Miami brewery in the latter half of 2017, it has blossomed into a popular boozer frequented by locals and day-trippers alike. As its reputation for relaxed vibes and an inclusive drinking experience started to reach northern sippers in greater numbers, the team behind the millennial-pink institution started thinking about expanding the brand’s reach to Brisbane. During a thorough location search in 2019, a quirky space on Sherwood Road caught the crew’s eye. The 100-sqm building – formerly home to Asian-inspired restaurant Sweet n Spice – housed a sizeable kitchen, some big cold rooms and plenty of space to swing a schooner, and though original plans involved opening a bar and a production centre, the suburb’s rich history and storied heritage (plus a relative dearth of reliable drinking destinations nearby) tickled the team’s sensibilities. Plans swiftly evolved and soon enough the Lost Palms team were drawing up plans for a standalone taphouse in the heart of Sherwood, which is set to open at the end of October.

As a touchpoint for Lost Palms’ Brisbane-based following, the taphouse will be an extension of the brewery’s ethos, which is predicated on providing a sense of escapism. Much like at the brewery, guests are encouraged to get lost in the the moment as they’re transported mentally to a beach shaded by swaying palm trees – with a beer in hand, of course. Expect Lost Palms in Sherwood to be accessible to the broader community, with something for casual after-work drinks and the craft-beer-mad hop-heads alike. The bar’s taps will be pouring the brewery’s core range, which includes a sessionable larger, a crisp XPA, a mid-strength beer and a refreshing sour, while small-batch brews only available at the taphouse will cycle through regularly. Also available on tap will be a series of spirit-infused beery beverages, inspired by a previous collaboration with Dead Man’s Fingers rum that resulted in a spiked sour. The experimental drops will see Lost Palms beer mixed with various spirits, liqueurs, juices and coffee for a series of cocktail-like sips. Lost Palms’ own seltzer will be available alongside a tight wine list, too, while the kitchen will offer a range of burgers and bar snacks, though the kitchen will eventually expand the food offering to include beer-infused recipes and pairings. As for the space itself, expect a continuation of Lost Palm’s chosen aesthetic via a vivid colour palette of pink and neon.

Lost Palms Brewing Co.’s Sherwood taphouse will open in late October. Stay tuned for a closer look once it opens!

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