Scottish Beer Giant BrewDog to Open a $30-M Riverfront Brewery in Murarrie

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Murarrie is set to have a $30 million riverfront brewery as BrewDog‘s development application gets the green light.

BrewDog will build its first Australian brewery at 77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie. The development will include the construction of a 50-hectolitre, 3,000 square-metre brewing and canning facility capable of producing up to 10 million litres of beer a year over the first few years. It will also have a restaurant, taproom, and visitor centre.

Following the Council’s approval of the development, BrewDog Australia is now scheduled to start construction in July 2018.


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The site will have a 24/7 operation, however, as part of the Council’s conditions in approving the project, the food and drink shop should only be trading from 7:00 a.m. until midnight.

The development was tagged as code assessable and did not require a period of public consultation. However, one submission was lodged against the development saying that the application should be refused due to breaches in the City Plan.

The submission stated that the development should not be approved due to “three clear breaches of City Plan 2014 relating to proximity to existing retail outlets and shops, introduction of additional retail  traffic onto local roads with a size and scale which is not low key in nature and exceeds the maximum gross floor area limits within City Plan 2014 for shops within industrial areas.”


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With the approval of the multi-million brewery, it is expected that the new BrewDog headquarters will create 150 jobs in the Brisbane area over the next five years.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018 with the first Brisbane-brewed BrewDog beer set to be released in the first quarter of 2019. The brewery is planning to have a major launch party with the local community and fans across Australia.

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Can’t wait to taste BrewDog’s brews? BrewDog Australia has teamed up with Beer & BBQ Fest earlier this year to collaborate with five leading craft beer breweries in Australia.

Franz Horak, BrewDog’s longest standing brewer, travelled across the country to brew five inventive beers. He was able to collaborate with Mismatch Brewing Co in Adelaide, Green Beacon in Teneriffe, Batch Brewing Co in Sydney, Capital Brewing in Canberra, and Hop Nation in Melbourne.

The results of the collaboration will be released at festivals on 29 June to 1 July 2018 in Sydney, and 6- 8 July 2018 in Adelaide. Visit Beer & BBQ Fest’s website to learn more.