Craft beer bar Green Beacon Brewing opens at Teneriffe
This weekend sees the much-anticipated opening of Green Beacon Brewing at Teneriffe. Opening its doors on Friday January 25 at 10:00 am, the Helen Street brewery-meets-bar offers a core range of six beers, plus a seasonal rotating creation. A pale ale, kolsch, amber ale, porter, IPA and wheat beer will all be on tap, while the limited-edition LBF112 is the first beer owners Adrian Slaughter and Marc Christmas made on-site. Not falling into a particular style, the LBF112 sits somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. It was merely supposed to test the system with a heap of hops and grain at its base. But once the lads tasted the first drop, they knew it had to be shared with patrons.
Preservative-free, Green Beacon beers are made with the key malt, hops, yeast and water ingredients, and kept under pressure to prevent oxidisation. Alongside the beers, you’ll find hand-selected wines from Girraween Estate in the Granite Belt, and soon a home-brewed cider as well. Complementing all of this liquid joy is a menu of Southeast Queensland produce that harnesses simplicity and continues the brand’s ethos of challenging the senses. Inspired by the history of men working by the river, stopping for a break of seaside-hacked oysters and cold beer, Green Beacon is serving Moreton Bay Rock Oysters alongside Wild Mountain yabbies, Spring Bay mussels, Wivenhoe olives, Lochelian Triple Cream Brie and bread from Chouquette.
Highlighting the history of the 1920s building, Adrian and Marc have maintained an industrial edge to the design. The bartop and wall woodwork is made from reclaimed Spotted Gum, while the custom-built bar stools are reconstituted plastic. Originally designed for comfort on submarines, the US Navy chairs are paired with refurbished tables, for small or shared seating. A front corner of Queensland cane furniture soaks up the sunlight filtering in from outside, while at night the roller door is lowered, and the orange glow of cage lighting and green industrial lampshades softens the mood.
Food will be available until late and growlers and squealers are on hand, ready to be filled to take home, or on to a picnic or barbecue.
Green Beacon Brewing
26 Helen Street, Teneriffe
Open: Wednesday to Thursday 12:00pm until late, Friday to Sunday 10:00 am until late
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