Brisbane's independent brewing scene has exploded in recent years. It makes sense – with our balmy climate and few nearby grape-growing regions (relatively speaking), beer is usually a good choice. And it's even better when you drink it fresh, given that hoppy beers tend to lose their flavours and aromas over time.

At these spots, you can do just that. Apart from ultra-fresh beer, they typically have a relaxed warehouse vibe and pizzas or other beer-friendly food, making them great places to lose an entire afternoon.

Revel Brewing Co

Step in for wood-fired pizzas and 12 taps pouring an imaginatively named range of beers.

41 Oxford Street, Bulimba
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Catchment Brewing Co.

Where the pig on your plate is reared on the same malt and hops in the beer.

150 Boundary Street, West End
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All Inn Brewing Co

A convivial brewery bar with food trucks out front.

189 Elliott Road, Banyo

Green Beacon Brewing Co

A brewery bar that’s ideal for big groups.

26 Helen Street, Teneriffe

Newstead Brewing Co

Twelve beer taps keep this warm, industrial space humming with a communal vibe.

85 Doggett Street, Newstead

Newstead Brewing Milton

A second, much-larger venue for one of Brisbane’s favourite breweries.

67 Castlemaine Street, Milton

Ballistic Beer Co

The suburban brewery everyone wants as their local.

53-55 McCarthy Road, Salisbury

Aether Brewing

A two-man operation, right in the shadow of XXXX.

35 Railway Terrace, Milton

Slipstream Brewing Company

A brewery from a former home-brewer.

Unit 2, 94 Wilkie Street, Yeerongpilly