It’s a beautiful thing when two friends turn their passion into a real-life project. For mates Scott Robertson and Luke Nixon, that passion is beer, and the real-life project is Soapbox Beer. The idea was conceived over many homebrews one night and more than six years on the microbrewery/bar opened in Fortitude Valley. Soapbox is brewing beers on site using an impressive brewing system built to pump out 2000-litres at maximum capacity. Next to the brewery is a tap room, where you can savour straight from the source. A handful of core beers are available on tap as well as a few rotating taps for experimental and seasonal brews. An on-site kitchen serves up a diverse menu of eats, with several beer-infused dishes designed to be an integral part of the Soapbox experience. Share plates of battered chicken lollipops, potato curry croquettes and crispy calamari are joined by mains including charred cauliflower steak, chicken beersala, glazed citrus salmon and grilled wagyu with porter onion gravy.