Brisbane City Council has formally approved Scottish craft brewer BrewDog’s development application for a $30 million brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane.
The development includes the construction of a 50hl, 3,000 square metre brewing and canning facility as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.
The proposal was submitted mid-March and this week it was presented to the local council who gave it their support.
The brewery is now on schedule to start construction in July of this year, with the first Brisbane-brewed BrewDog beer likely to be released in the first quarter of 2019.
Initially, the Brisbane brewery will focus on BrewDog’s core range, with annual production volume expected to rise gradually up to ten million litres over the first few years.
“We couldn’t be happier to set up our brewing operation in the awesome area of Murarrie. We’ve seen incredible support from the local community, local brewers, and council in both Brisbane and the wider Queensland region,” said BrewDog Australia Director Zarah Prior.
“We want to build on South East Queensland’s remarkable success as the home of some of Australia’s most awarded and loved craft breweries, and add our voice to grow the appreciation of great craft beer in Australia.”
Added Councillor Ryan Murphy: “The local area of Murarrie and Cannon Hill don’t have a single pub in either suburb, now we’re getting the biggest brewery in all of Brisbane – residents are over the moon about this.”