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by Kath Chown (subscribe)
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Published October 11th 2014
Beers brewed on premises along with the catch of the day
My husband always raves about this place but I had never been able to make it when he was meeting friends there. The Green Beacon has not only a formidable reputation for great Brisbane brewed beers and excellent catch-of-the-day seafood but is also a celebrated architecturally designed building. On Helen Street in Teneriffe, you can walk here from another beer institution, Tippler's Tap, making the area a beer lover's paradise. I finally made it over to this brewery/bar last week and it was such a great experience.

Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Green Beacon Brewing Co - Photo by Kath Chown
Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Green Beacon Brewing Co - Photo by Kath Chown


The staff at The Green Beacon believe that in a forward-thinking Brisbane, a micro-brewery will be embraced and utilised just as they found in other global cities like London and New York. Their ethos of quality, hand crafted local product aimed at the discerning drinker has caught on and many a sipper can be found at this unique establishment 7 days a week.

The brewery offers a range of six core beers: 3 Bolt Pale, Cross Knot Kolsch, Wayfarer Wheat, Penny Porter, Anchor Amber and Windjammer IPA but there is an ever changing list of small batch and specialty brews to choose from. The 3 Salami Plate with Finnocchiona, Calabrese and Brescoala was a perfect accompaniment and offset the subtle bitterness to the Windjammer IPA.

Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Photo Courtesy of Green Beacon Brewing Co
Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Photo Courtesy of Green Beacon Brewing Co


The venue itself feels spacious even when the crowds are thronging at the bar as the industrial high ceilings gives you a cathedral-like feeling. It's nice to think of these new beer bars as institutions of the new wave of microbrewers, beer aficionados and those who want an alternative to wine and cocktail bars. It's great for my husband who fell in love with craft beers while in Belgium where 'beer is for the people', is not taxed and is the most delicious ambrosia for a beer lover.

I can't recommend this place highly enough, it's such an experience and with great food, beautiful beer and a crowd of friends, it could be one of your best nights out yet.

Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Green Beacon Brewing Co - Photo by Kath Chown
Green Beacon, Brewery, Microbrewery, Newstead, Handcrafted, Seafood, Bar, Restaurant, Tapas
Green Beacon Brewing Co - Photo by Kath Chown
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Why? Beers brewed on premises along with the catch of the day
When: Monday & Tuesday: 5pm-late, Wednesday & Thursday: midday-late, Friday -Sunday 11am-late
Phone: 073252 8393
Where: Newstead
Cost: $9-$21
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