We are showcasing Newstead Brewing from Brisbane as our Brewery of the Month for all of August.
The Newstead Brewing Co.
Newstead Brewing Co lives in a 1940s steel warehouse that was built by Skennars coaches. The warehouse was given a new lease when transformed into the Doggett Street Studio in the 1980s. A combination of bus and artistic flare gives the site a wonderfully tranquil, comfortable vibe with lashings of industrial robustness. We have done very little to spruce it up, keeping the original elements as much as possible, with some modern necessities (Big Ass Fans) and large shiny tanks.
The Story, the People
Since Before the Flood, Newstead Brewing Co has been in the pipeline (or out of it) for a number of years. Newstead Brewing is the brainchild of the Howes clan (Peter, Heather and Mark) and Michael Conrad forging an unlikely but surprisingly useful pairing of science, fine dining and HR. Michael has owned and run many exceptional venues, such as Restaurant Two and Bistro Three. Peter and Heather started their own small HR business in 1982, which sold to a global brand in 2010. Mark likes beer.
Brewer Mark Howes comes from a research background with a PhD in molecular bioscience and a Certificate of Brewing. He blames his wife for buying his original home brew system and, consequently, his passion for making great beer and looking like a brewer (without a beard). Mark is ably assisted by Brewers Gavin and Jarrett. Gavin is already well known in the craft beer circuit in Brisbane and Jarrett is an avid home brewer and a keen member of the Newstead team.
All Newstead brews will be $7.5 for schooners all month. With the exception of Fridays for ‘Frugal Friday’s’ $6 Newstead Beers 5pm onwards.