Easy Times Brewing Co.
Easy Times Brewing Co. is the brainchild of mental-health professionals and avid home brewers David Ferguson and Anita Boettger. The Woolloongabba brewpub is the result of a two-and-a-half year process of globe-spanning research, location scouting, hoop jumping and patience building. The venue is located a stone’s throw from Gate One at The Gabba, housed in former motorcycle repair business on Stanley Street and a two-storey shopfront facing Logan Road. Guests can enter from either side – with the Stanley Street entrance offering access to Easy Times’ brewing area, where an impressive gas-powered brewing system works on the brewpub’s range. Through the opposite entrance punters can enter the main bar, which boasts 20 taps plus two old-school English hand pumps (David, a UK expat, is eager to imbue the space with a welcoming vibe reminiscent of English pubs). Upstairs sits the main dining space, kitchen and a smaller bar, which houses a further six taps. When it comes to the Easy Times Brewing Co.’s beers, David and Anita are keen to keep things accessible and thirst quenching with a mix of modern and traditional styles. Sippers can expect the likes of pale ales, session ales, double IPAs and a golden Munich-style lager – the latter is a tribute to Anita’s German heritage and an homage to her ancestor, famed Bavarian brewer and “Father of the Pilsner” Josef Groll. Easy Times has partnered with the low-and-slow masters at Proof BBQ & Booze for the brewpub’s food offering, so diners will have another spot to sink their teeth into Proof’s lauded menu, including sweet smoked pecan wings, pulled pork ‘sammichs’, beef brisket and saucy racks of ribs.