BRISBANE | Future Magic Brewing Co. was opened in 2023 by former office workers, colleagues, and friends Sean Astill and Rhys Pike. The duo bonded over a love of craft beer and brewing, and honed their skills after quitting their jobs, working at breweries and drawing inspiration (and learning about the industry) from breweries around the world.
The crowdfunded brewpub, conveniently just a short walk from the Gabba, has been a hit with locals since it opened. It’s a simple warehouse space, filled with locals, families, and the post-footy crowd. It’s got a great vibe, laid back and friendly.
There’s 12 taps behind the bar, featuring Future Magic’s core range, rotating seasonal beers, and a couple of ciders. A tasting paddle gets you four beers of your choice. Galaxy Dust is a 6.0% double dry hopped New England IPA with big citrus notes. For something sessionable, try the 3.5% ABV Magic Stick. It’s an easy drinking Pale Ale with a nice malt and citrus balance.
The wood fired pizzas are quality, with classic options like Marghertia, Pepperoni, and Capricciosa. There’s also things like arancini, salt and pepper calamari, and fries. For those with dietary requirements, there’s vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options on offer.
Future Magic Brewing Co.
32 Manilla Street
Thu – Sat: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm to 8:00pm