The wait is over – Aether Brewing HQ opened in Northgate on Saturday, 26 October.
Aether Brewing started its first operations, a bar and brewery, in Milton in 2016 by owners Dave Ward and Jimmy Young.
Plans to expand were always on the horizon, but these plans were put into effect quickly after experiencing overwhelming demand for their range of beers.
The decision was made to look for a larger location for their main brewing operations and a Northgate location, close to the railway line, was selected.
The new Northgate location allows Dave and the team to create more consistency among the core range of beers, while making sure there is sufficient capacity to continue being creative and produce new and exciting beers regularly.
Brewing operations commenced in February this year and Dave and the team are excited to open Aether Brewing HQ to the public – a taproom with seating and space for 80 people, and 10 taps.
Locals can expect Aether’s core range on tap, as well as their seasonal brews, which they are famous for.
“We’ve probably made about 70 different beers, with 50 released into the market,” says Dave.
“Our most recent release is our Mango Sticky Rice IPA, where we used 400+ kgs of mango and 150kgs of coconut.”
With the canning line located inside the brewing operations, Dave says they will offer the freshest beer in Brisbane.
“Our packaging will be done on Friday morning, so when people come in on a Friday afternoon they can grab a beer that has come straight off the canning line,” says Dave.
The taproom operates Friday 3pm to 7pm and Sat/Sun 12pm to 7pm, with rotating food trucks planned.
“I hope the locals enjoy exactly what I am looking forward to, which is engaging with people. I know that people smell us when we brew, see us when they drive past, but I can’t wait for them to know who we are and to share the rewards of our passion for good beer,” says Dave.