South Pine Road boozer Ploughman quickly became one of Brisbane’s most beloved suburban bars when it opened in Alderley 2016, forging a loyal following of locals living in Brisbane’s northwestern catchment. After some pandemic-related speed bumps, 2021 saw Ploughman relocate to a spiffy new premises in Enoggera, transforming from bar into a fully equipped microbrewery and tasting room. Ploughman is located at the rear of a small industrial park just a few extra minutes along South Pine Road, with a split-level premises designed by Chalmers Partners Architects housing a custom brewing system downstairs and a 35-seater tasting room on the upper floor. The brewing space is equipped with an electric 360-litre brewing kit (built and imported from China) that boasts three fermenting tanks and an effective capacity of 300 litres – just enough to sustain the bar above. It’s producing an ever-changing rotation of ales crafted with drinkability and flavour in mind. Beers can include the likes of a mid-strength pale ale, a weightier IPA, mulberry-infused sour  and a dry-hopped saison (all served in stemmed 300-ml glasses). These beers are easy on the tongue are and subtle in their use of locally sourced ingredients. Not a beer drinker? No problem – Ploughman serves gin-tasting paddles and also stocks a tight selection of interesting new-age vino – one red and one white wine will be showcased at any one time. Charcuterie boards, assembled from quality goodies sourced from Fino Foods, are also available for peckish punters.


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