Ballistic Beer Co, Salisbury

BRISBANE | Ballistic Beer Co was founded in 2016, when co-owner and founder David Kitchen teamed up with head brewer Lachy Crothers to set up the brewery in a former World War II munitions factory (which gave the brewery its name).

A local of the area for over a decade, David wanted there to be a great place to get top quality beer in his neighbourhood. He also wanted it to be a place where the community felt at home, and could hang out and feel welcome.

After visiting the brewery, I can confidently say that it’s been successful on all of these fronts. I’ve always been a fan of Ballistic’s beers, and it was great to try them at the source. It’s a big space, with lots of seating and tables inside and outside. There’s also a 90 capacity function room next door which sometimes opens up when there aren’t any functions on and things are busy.

There’s 12 beers on tap, including the core range of rotating limited, seasonal brews. The Oaked XPA, a 5.8% ABV Pale Ale with vanilla notes from the toasted oak barrels, is always a great option. There’s also the popular, award winning Hawaiian Haze, a juicy 4.6% ABV Pale Ale, and the delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout. That one’s a 6.7% ABV Milk Stout brewed with cocoa nibs, lactose, chilli and spices.

You can take home cans, growlers, and squealers, and if you’re not into beer, there’s a few wines and cocktails on offer too. For food, it’s a rotating selection of food trucks offering an assortment of cuisines.

As well as the Salisbury HQ, Ballistic have four other locations across Queensland, with more to come.

Ballistic Beer Co

53-55 McCarthy Road
Queensland 4107

Telephone: (07) 3277 6656
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thu: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fri: 1:30pm to 10:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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