Since Grant and Michelle Clark opened their Woolloongabba venue as Brewhouse Brisbane in 2010, they’ve been producing and serving their very own Brisbane Brewing Co. beer. With the name change, everyone who enters the venue will know that they’re visiting a Brisbane Brewing Co. brewpub.
“When we originally opened our very first brewpub, “The Brewhouse” on Albert Street in the CBD in 2005, the word “Brewhouse” was relatively unique. We carried the name on when we took over the current venue location in 2010. Fast forward to now, and the name Brewhouse is not so distinctive. But what we do is – crafting and serving our own beer at our venues, making our products from scratch with the Brisbane crowd in mind, that is unique. For us, it made sense to go back to our roots and rename the venue as Brisbane Brewing Co. Woolloongabba.” says Grant.
With an on-site barrel-aged beer cellar, Brewhouse has always been a brewery, but a lot of the spotlight has been on the West End Venue as the primary producer of the award-winning beers on tap. The name change acknowledges the Woolloongabba venue as a producer of Brisbane Brewing Co. beer and brings clarity to the association between the Woolloongabba and West End Venues. With packaged product and plans for wholesale and brewery expansion in 2022, the name change couldn’t come at a better time.
The change in name is also partly inspired by the excitement and buzz around Woolloongabba itself. With two new train stations, infrastructure development and the 2032 Olympics all confirmed, the area indeed has a bright future ahead. The venue location, at 601 Stanley Street, is right in the center of Woolloongabba’s emerging entertainment and lifestyle precinct.
“When we first took over the venue in 2010, the area was quiet, but we saw potential in the historic building. Now Woolloongabba is growing” says Michelle, “and we’re growing with it.”
For the pub regulars, it’s still the venue they know and love, the beers are still fresh, local, and made in house, the sign above the door is just a little bit different.