Day 9: Brewskis

Stock up for Christmas Day with Brisbane’s best brews, or treat a loved one (who is of legal drinking age, of course).

Initially available only at The End bar in Brisbane, this “beer for love” successfully ran a $100,000 Pozible campaign earlier this year and, with 50% of profits going to Australian Marriage Equality, are now able to brew and distribute on a larger scale. Rainbow cans launched last Saturday, and you can now buy this crisp, easy-drinking German-style pilsner to take home. Get in touch with The End bar via their Facebook or Instagram, or drop in.

Opening last year on Railway Tce in Milton, Aether Brewing has a wide variety of beers, all brewed onsite, from bitters to pale ale to stout. Check out their range on the website, or drop in and sample them for yourself. They also host functions, and have a pretty good lookin’ food menu as well.

Beginning in an old 1940s warehouse in Newstead (of course) which became their popular, industrial “spiritual home” on Doggett St, and with their production brewery and pub opening earlier this year in Milton, Newstead has a name in Brisbane for really good beer. They keep their core range of six beers and one cider, and brew a seasonal lager and yeast driven seasonal beer twice per season, as well as one-off, small batch, limited release beers and collaborative brews. Use the product locator on their website to find the brew closest to you.

If you’re after something a bit harder for the Christmas season, Beenleigh Rum has been brewing for over 130 years, still use the original copper equipment for pot stilling, and still exclusively source their molasses from Australia’s only remaining family-owned sugar mill. Doesn’t get much more local than that! See their website for more information, to shop their collection, and also to sign up for their Rum Club to enjoy limited edition releases, exclusive tastings, and more.