BRISBANE | Valley Hops Brewing is a fully operating 15-hectolitre brewery located on the sixth floor rooftop of Cloudland. It’s an impressive space, with capacity for 300 people, lots of greenery, and views across to the CBD and the Story Bridge.
There’s 26 taps pouring the Valley Hops’ beers. That’s the core range, which is filled with accessible brews like a lager, pale ale, sour, and a few IPAs, as well as the limited brews coming off the venue’s pilot kit. Try the Fiesta Mango & Passionfruit Sour. It’s a 4.2% ABV fruited sour that’s perfect on a sunny, warm Brisbane day.
Tasting paddles aren’t available, but you can get 200ml pours if you want to try a few things, and staff are pretty happy to let you sample a few beers before committing.
If beer’s not your thing, there’s a decent selection of wines, spirits, and cocktails to keep you satisfied. For food, it’s things like wood-fired pizza, lamb kofta, pork ribs and sriracha, and salt and vinegar chicken wings.
If you’re interested in a behind the scenes look at things, Valley Hops runs brewery tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Tickets are $35 and get you a welcome schmiddy (370ml) of Exhibitionist Tropical Ale, guided tour of the Brewhouse and 6 ponies (200ml each) of the Valley Hops core range of beers.
Valley Hops Brewing
641 Ann Street
Mon – Tue: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Wed: 11:00am to 12:00am
Thu: 11:00am to 1:00am
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 2:00am
Sun: 11:00am to 1:00am