Fick Brewing is a European-inspired brewhouse and bar located in Northgate’s industrial area, run by locals Nadresha Costa and Fabrizio Ceccarelli.
Nadresha and Fabrizio started brewing together while living in Luxembourg and, knowing that Nadresha eventually wanted to return home to Australia, they decided to return for a visit and search for locations.
After a catch up with friends in Nundah Village, they loved that things had decentralised and more businesses were setting up in the suburbs. They found their Northgate location, put in an offer, then headed back to Luxembourg to plan their business.
Fick is unlike any other brewery in the local area. They have a strong focus on Belgian-style beers, which is understandable with Fabrizio attending brew school in Belgium. Their beers are award-winning, with the Fick team being awarded two bronze medals for their Red IPA and Golden Ale in the Royal Queensland Good Food and Wine Show only months after opening their doors.
Nadresha and Fabrizio have a strong focus on local producers, offering a range of Australian wines and spirits alongside their beers.
Fick Brewing has its own in-house kitchen and their menu is based on the food of Luxembourg, with inspiration from neighbouring countries, Belgium, France and Germany.
“We have Tarte Flambée, Belgian-style frites and German sausages,” says Nadresha. “We’re always making changes to the menu – we plan to use a lot more seasonal produce. Currently we’re working on a moules frites recipe – so mussels and chips coming soon!”
When you visit you’ll see Nadresha and Fabrizio behind the bar or in the brewery – even with two young children keeping them busy. The couple recently welcomed their daughter Mikka, who joins their three-year old son Rio.
“We wanted to create something for locals where people could just walk down and have a beer and we’re so happy with how it turned out.”
Fick Brewing has extended trading hours, and is now open Thursday 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 7pm.