BrewDog given greenlight to build $30m Brisbane brewery

Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has officially received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane. The development includes the construction of a 50hl, 3,000 sqm brewing and canning facility as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.

BrewDog announced in February of this year that it had settled on Brisbane as the home of its Australian headquarters. The development application was submitted mid-March and this week it was presented to the local council who gave their support for the development.

In building a brewery in Australia, BrewDog is shortening the distance between the people who make their beer and the people who drink it, ensuring Australians have access to the freshest BrewDog beer possible.

Brisbane City Council’s approval of BrewDog’s development application means that the brewery is now on schedule to start construction in July of this year.The building is due to be completed by the end of 2018, and the first Brisbane-brewed BrewDog beer should be released in the first quarter of 2019.

The brewery is planning a major launch party with the local community and fans from far and wide. Initially, the Brisbane brewery will focus on BrewDog’s core range, with world-famous beers such as Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Elvis Juice.

The brewery will also brew small batch beers with local ingredients from the Southern Hemisphere. Production volume is expected gradually rise up to 10 million litres per year over the first few years. The company has said that the launch of BrewDog Australia is expected to generate 150 jobs in the Brisbane area over the next 5 years.

Zarah Prior, director of BrewDog Australia said, “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 QLD region.”

Councillor Ryan Murphy (Doboy) said, “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.”

Queensland to see dedicated food events in 2016

The ongoing strength of Queensland’s food industry has resulted in the announcement of two state specific food events to take place in 2016, both to be staged by Diversified Communications, leaders in food industry events.  

Food Technology Queensland (Foodtech Queensland) and Fine Food Queensland will both bring the best of international and national food trends to the sunshine state, where the food and beverage sectors are one of the largest employers and considered an industry leader. 

Taking place in April, Fine Food Queensland will return to Brisbane with a fresh face – literally. Considered the state’s premier food trade event, the 2016 show will have a core focus on fresh, healthy options for industry professionals, and a strong local feel.

Extensive research into both the event and the market has driven the shift in focus for the show, and promises real business opportunities for Queensland’s foodservice, hospitality and food retail industries. 

A new event for the state’s food manufacturing industry, Foodtech Queensland will launch at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 26 – 28 June, and will focus specifically on the state’s strongest food manufacturing categories.

Serving to connect businesses in these areas with new technology and ideas to help them grow their operations, the event will co-locate with The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)’s 49th Annual Convention, which attracts up to 400 food technologists and other food professionals. 

Covering all facets of the foodservice industry, Diversified Communications’ two Queensland events have been carefully developed to respond to the specific needs of Queensland’s relevant industries. As a result, tailored education sessions will form a key part of the 2016 event schedules, as will the translation of relevant national and international trends to local circumstances.

With combined visitor numbers of over 8,000, Fine Food Queensland and Foodtech Queensland provide the perfect opportunity for those in foodservice and hospitality to learn, network and grow their businesses. 

Fine Food Queensland:
When:                 10 – 12 April 2016; 
Where:             Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Foodtech Queensland:
When:                 26 – 28 June 2016
Where:             Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
More information:     Sales enquiries: