When is a brewery and bar more than just a brewery and bar? When it's also a cellar door. Borrowing a bit of terminology from the wine industry, Slipstream Brewing Company wants Brisbane beer lovers to drop by, sample its wares and take their favourites home with them. Opt for a tasting paddle, schooner or pint while you kick about at the Yeerongpilly warehouse, then grab a four-pack or growler for later.
While Slipstream isn't afraid of getting experimental — whipping up a Parfait Milkshake IPA for 2018's GABS festival, for example — its standard range covers the bases, including a tropical pale ale, a rye pale ale, an American red ale, a pilsner with a pun-tastic name (Yerongpils), an IPA and a flavoursome XPA. Hops are the hero here, with the brewery favouring hop-forward beers which lean more to the bitter and fruity, rather than towards malt tastes.
Nestled into an industrial park, it's a labour of love for owners Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt, Brisbane locals who took inspiration from the US beer scene, then brought their ideas back home
And if you're after a bite during cellar door hours (from Friday–Sunday), look out for the rotating food truck lineup.