Slipstream Brewing Company in Yeerongpilly is the latest addition to Brisbane’s thriving beer scene.
The brewery has been founded by Deale Stanley-Hunt, who has a background in the marine industry, and wife Elisa, who is a director of the business.
Deale is a longtime craft beer enthusiast and home brewer, with his amateur brewing experience bolstered by the appointment in January of Ian Watson, formerly of Fortitude and Murray’s.
“I didn’t want to try and tackle the brewing part of it myself, even though I’ve got the homebrewing experience. It’s not quite the same when you translate it to commercial,” Deale told Brews News.
“Somebody has to run the business, so that’s my job in the operation.”
Slipstream has a 20-hectolitre brewhouse with 100 hectolitres of fermentation capacity. It will operate as a wholesale brewery with a cellar door, with packaging to be provided by a mobile canning company.
Deale said there will soon be three breweries in the area, with Helios Brewing also in planning for Yeerongpilly and Ballistic Beer Co opening in Salisbury last year.
“If people want to come out and visit a few breweries, it’s going to be a go-to area, we hope,” he said.
He acknowledged that competition will be fierce in Brisbane, with many new breweries vying for tap points.
“The cellar door is going to be an important part of our business. It’s going to be a competitive market, but if we have the right point of difference and drive quality service to the market then we’ve got a fairly valid proposition I believe,” said Deale.
Slipstream Brewing Company is located at 94 Wilkie St, Yeerongpilly.
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