Revel Rivermakers Restaurant

Brisbane’s craft-beer boom continued in 2021 with the much-anticipated opening of Revel Brewing Co.‘s restaurant in Morningside. The brew crew – which boasts an ownership group spearheaded by Matthew Flexman and Jay Neven – first started pouring at its Bulimba birthplace in 2017, quickly establishing a name for itself amongst the city’s crowded beer scene. Demand for Revel beers has skyrocketed faster (and wider) than initially expected, which has led the crew to secure a spot that could house a larger brewing system and production facility capable of producing sufficient product for statewide distribution, while also allowing for future growth. Occupying a beautiful heritage building was high on the list of dream scenarios for Revel’s next phase, and fortuitously the perfect opportunity presented itself when BMI Group approached the Revel team with some potential vacancies at the Rivermakers @ Morningside business park. The heritage-listed former Commonwealth Acetate of Lime factory has proved ideal not only because of its size, but also because of its significance to Brisbane’s brewing history. The site once housed a brewing system that was responsible for the fermentation and distillation of molasses, which after diluting produced a solution of alcohol that was used to create acetate of lime. Restoration works have resulted in a new 35-hectolitre, four-vessel steam-powered brewing system from Alpha Brewing Operations in the US, which has doubled Revel’s existing brewing capacity.  As the venue’s name attests, Revel Rivermakers Restaurant also boasts an eatery for punters to savour sublime fare while quaffing a beer or two. Where Oxford Street’s kitchen is known for pizza and pasta, the Revel Rivermakers kitchen is delivering a more premium offering centred around a host of family-friendly meals made using quality ingredients. Snacks like cauliflower wings, frickles (fried pickles), dry-rubbed chicken wings are available alongside burgers, grass-fed sirloin steaks, pan-fried wild barramundi and traditional chicken schnitzels. Roughly 20 taps along the restaurant’s counter dispense Revel’s core and limited-edition beers alongside a clutch of Australian wines


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