Yeerongpilly’s iconic craft brewery Slipstream Brewing Co has undergone a $1.5-million renovation to appeal to a wider audience, particularly customers who love to dine out with their children.
When owners Deale and Elisa Stanley-Hunt first opened Slipstream in 2017, most of their customers were young people who love to unwind. But as the business grew, they noticed that the craft brewery has become a go-to venue for families.
Hence, they submitted a development application to Brisbane City Council in August 2020 to renovate the place and finally, after getting the approval and weeks of construction from January to February, Slipstream reopened on 19 February 2021 with a bigger venue and a brand new look.
The brewery’s regular food trucks were replaced by an enormous kitchen. In addition to new signage and some colourful furniture, the place also comes with new paint and awnings. Interior design studio Charlie & Rose were in charge of updating the property while retaining its signature industrial feel.
Also part of the overhaul is transforming the old front carparking area into an outdoor seating space. The indoor and outdoor dining can now accommodate up to 250 guests.
To make the pub more family-friendly, Slipstream added a shaded farmhouse play area for children in the beer garden. When you come with your little ones, be sure to ask for the new kids’ menu which includes options like Cali cheese breads, fish bites, and cheeseburger, all served with a choice of fries or a fresh mix of cucumber, tomato and celery.
At first, a few neighbours opposed the application because of the noise it might bring to the adjoining residential block, but the owners assured the staff would monitor the car park to ensure customers were considerate of neighbours.
In addition to monitoring the place, the owners also built a 2.2m high acoustic fence, positioned the extensions away from the nearest neighbours and ensured light pollution was minimised.
The brewery will be offering 20 taps, including exclusive beers such as a Hazy IPA and Banoffee Pie Pastry Stout. Other than beer, they will have wine, spirits and a menu that will surely appeal to both kids and grown-ups. If you’re a regular, one of the new things you’ll notice here is the authentic Italian pizza oven and smoker in the middle of a large kitchen.
Slipstream opened in February 2021 with new trading hours of 11:00 am to 10:00 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. Bookings are highly recommended, especially on weekends. For more information, visit Slipstream Brewing’s Facebook page or follow them on Instagram @slipstreambrewing.