That great big liquor store monopoly maybe cheap as chips and it’s an easy option on your way home from work, but are you missing out on finding your next go to beer? We thinks so, as it’s getting harder to find a variety of flavoursome beers at your major bottle shop chains.
We have done the leg work for you Brisbanians and have put together a list of our 5 favourite craft beer bottle shops within the river city.
This was the old site of The Clarence Corner Hotel in Wolloongabba, current owners Grant and Michelle Clark purchased the iconic pub back in 2010 and turned it into a microbrewery. Walk in this heritage listed pub and go past the main bar and you’ll find one of the best bottle'o in Brisbane. The Brewhouse Cellars bottle shop has an array of bottled beer with over 100 craft beers to wrap your lips around and its been open till 12am every day of the week
601 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba; (07) 3891 1011; www.brewhouse.com.au
Situated on Little Stanley Street this little boutique bottle shop not only has a vast selection of the craftiest beers, it also boasts a big selection of world-renowned whiskeys as well. Malt Trader doubles as a bar and a bottle shop with meat and cheeseboards available to pair with your whiskeys and beer. If meat and cheese aren’t your flavour you can BYO your own salad, as BYO food is permitted.
10 Market St, Brisbane; (07) 3236 4855; www.malttraders.com.au
Grand Central Cellars
Pop into this bottle shop on your way home from work, Grand Central Cellars is right next door to Central Station. This bottle'o has extensive range of golden ambers and ciders from around the Brisbane, Australia and World. Grand Central Cellars also provide a free liquor delivery service to Brisbane CBD and the general metro area.
270 Ann Street, Brisbane; (07) 3220 1220; www.grandcentralcellars.com.au
Next Door Cellars
Bring down your growlers to this very popular bottle shop amongst the West End locals. Next Door Cellars claim to have the widest range of craft beer in Brissy and we would have to agree with them. Next Door Cellars is part of the Archive Beer Boutique , the bottle shop sometime serves as a 2nd bar with many local beers on tap. They will do takeaways for growlers and squealers.
100 Boundary St, West End; (07) 3844 3419; www.archivebeerboutique.com.au/next-door-cellars
Black Sheep Bottle Shop
With five bottle shops across Brisbane, black sheep bottle shop is the biggest bottle on this list. They are independently owned and focus on supporting the people who live for the passion of creating the greatest Craft beers in Australia and the world. Some of the beers you’ll find in their fridges are batch brewing, Balter, Moo Brew and loads more.
Five stores across Brisbane :www.blacksheepbottleshop.com.au