Ballistic Beer Co
Much to our delight, Brisbane is fast becoming known for its incredible selection of craft-beer breweries. This December will see a new one added to our stellar line-up – Ballistic Beer Co. The brewery comes from owner David Kitchen and head brewer Lachy Crothers, who are working away creating their space and testing beers at the site in Salisbury. The guys have a number of brews already created, including their Australian Psycho IPA and Dirty Word craft lager. Ballistic Beer Co’s open-shed brewery will house the production, and will feature a cellar-door style bar where you can pop in for a sip and tour. More details on this in the coming months!
Southside coffee enthusiasts, listen up. Tarragindi’s Cracknell Road will soon be the place to get your specialty coffee fix, when Bruno’s BNE opens its doors. The cafe’s namesake, owner and head barista Bruno is excited to working with Melbourne’s Padre Coffee and Duke Coffee Roasters and Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters for the beans. The cafe will also serve breakfast all day and lunch, with the menu featuring classics such as eggs benedict and decadent French toast. Bruno’s BNE is set to open mid-October – we’ll keep you posted on the details.
Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters
Sumner-based Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters is on the move, set to relocate its roastery to the new Albion Fine Trades precinct in December. The new space will house all roasting and production operations, as well as a small on-site cafe and food offering. Neighbourhood will be joining Jocelyn’s Provisions’ new Albion Provisions store, as well as Phoebe Stephens Flowers and Magnolia Interiors in the new precinct. Its Bardon sibling is also undergoing a shake-up, with the kitchen doubling in size between now and Christmas. A line of pickles and expanded food offering will be on the cards, with the cafe eventually evolving to adopt the name Rainworth General. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for more details soon.
Sunset Spritz pop-up bar
Who doesn’t love a cheeky Aperol Spritz in the sun? It’s pretty much our favourite summertime drink, so we were very excited to hear that Aperol has partnered with Customs House to launch its new riverside pop-up bar Sunset Spritz. Situated in the Customs House courtyard overlooking the river and Story Bridge, Sunset Spritz will serve up wine, canapes and (of course) Aperol Spritz on Wednesdays to Saturdays from 4:00 pm to late, and Sundays from 1:00–5:00 pm throughout spring and summer, starting Thursday September 22. Get the full details in our Event Guide!
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