Iron Works Brewery in Brandon, North Queensland, officially started pouring beers in its new tap room in late March. Iron Works Brewery launched in 2016 and the tap house has been added to the old foundry. It caters to about 25 people at any one time and offers 10 different beers.
Brouhaha opened a new pop-up bar, the Brouhaha Craft Beer Cafe in New Farm, Brisbane, in mid March.
Spangled Drongo Brewing Company served its last beer at its pop up bar in the M-Arts Precinct in mid-October. Their new brewery is being commissioned at their new home in the South Murwillumbah industrial estate and they expect the first commercial beer to be on shelves in late May.
New brewing company, Padre Brewing Co, based on the Gold Coast, launched its website and stockists of its first couple of beers.
Hip Hops Brewers has continued to update its followers on the progress of the internal fit out of their building – most recently announcing that the beer taps are in and a conditional licence has been approved. Hip Hops, which is located in The Sheds at Brendale, is anticipated to open at the end of April 2023.
Hodfellow’s Brewing Company has updated their followers, announcing they are “inching towards starting production of trial batches.” The Geebung based brewery confirmed the electrical works to the brewhouse are finished.
Range Brewing Co announced Patio by Range which is due to open in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington in May 2023. Range says that “Patio promises a whole different kind of drinking experience from our taprooms – leaning into our Queensland way of life, in a setting that feels more like a home than a bar.”
The Crimson Finch received approvals for the development of its brewery on Anzac parade, Yeppoon, in early February. Since then the brewery has provided an update to its followers, announcing that the interior design and planning, and licencing applications, are underway.
4 Pines has recently taken over a bar in Noosa Junction and opened the doors as 4 Pines Noosa on 4 April 2023. 4 Pines says “This coastal inspired venue will feature 12 taps of the freshest 4 Pines beers, balanced food offering of pub classics and fresh seafood, and live in the pines till’ late.”
4 Pines has also recently announced the launch of The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines, a brewpub offshoot of the sports bar brand, which will take the place of the old Hard Rock Cafe in the Paradise Centre on the Gold Coast. The venue is earmarked as opening by summer 2024.