BRISBANE | Helios Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Yeerongpilly that has a focus on not just making great beer, but making the most of the Queensland sun. Founded by environmental engineers Scott Shomer, Tony Rutter, and Jayne Rutter, Helios has been designed with sustainability in mind. The brewery is powered by 59 solar panels and a 15-kilowatt inverter. All energy requirements are satisfied by this, and the brewery actually feeds energy back into the grid.
There’s a bar and seats downstairs, with the brewing equipment in full view, and a larger space upstairs to hang out. On tap, you’ll find Helios’ core range of six beers, and a rotating selection of limited releases. Tasting paddles are more generous than most, with decent pours of any four beers of your choice.
Hades, a 4.2% ABV stout, is a ripper if you’re looking for a lighter stout that isn’t going to knock you for six. It’s full flavoured, brewed with roasted cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans. For something punchier, try the 9.0% ABV Zeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Double IPA. If beer isn’t your thing, there’s always a decent red, white, and rose going by the glass.
There’s no kitchen on site, but a rotating selection of local food trucks means that there’s always something tasty to eat if you’re feeling peckish.
Helios Brewing Company
15 Palomar Road
Telephone: (07) 3392 9739
Thu: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm to 5:30pm