It’s no secret that Brisbane’s beer scene has undergone a revolution over the last decade, and now has a list of breweries to match the range and quality of any capital city. Grazed and Grown will be celebrating the best of local, featuring Slipstream, Straddie Brewing Company and the revolutionary, Stone & Wood.
Be sure to quench your thirst with these three diverse brews, ready to be poured, in the Grazed and Grown Marketplace.
Yeronga’s Slipstream Brewing is one of the most consistent breweries in the country, but its G-Force IPA is something of a signature. Late kettle additions of new vibrant hop variety create a beer with a focus on bright tropical flavours more than bitterness.
For a refreshing drop seek out Straddie Brewing’s Myora Springa Gose (pronounced goes-uh). The use of Lactobacillus imparts a gentle sourness, while the addition of salt and desert lime balance out for a dry, zingy finish.
Stone & Wood completely changed the craft brewing industry when it launched its now iconic, Pacific Ale in 2008. The passionfruit aromas over a dry, satiating body ignited excitement for session craft beers. It’s lesser known Green Coast Lager revisits the classic European lagers. In a world of extreme beer flavours, this is a quality riff on a classic beer style.
Matt Kirkegaard is a freelance beer writer and an independent beer educator and advocate. Matt hosts The Greenhouse at Grazed and Grown by Regional Flavours from 18 – 20 June.