Brisbane's inner-city spread might be alive with the smell of yeast, but brewing up craft beers isn't confined to quarters close to the CBD. Over at Salisbury, Ballistic Beer Co has been flying the flag in the suburbs. The brewery also has an alehouse and kitchen in West End, but you'll need to head south to hang out at its sizeable headquarters.
It's worth the trip — for plenty of brews, obviously, but also for an atmospheric place to drink them. And if you're keen on a little entertainment with your tipples, the McCarthy Road site loves an event, with beer yoga, brewery tours, mini festivals and street truck shindigs all regular occurrences.
As for what you'll be drinking, it's a growing range that caters to all beer palettes. Love a classic done well? That's where Ballistic's core series comes in, with a lager, pale ale, IPA and oaked IPA on offer. More brews range across brewery's speciality and seasonal lineups, too. Indeed, for a brewery that's only been open since 2017, Ballistic punches above its boozy weight.