- Food & Booze
Hop, don’t run, to Brisbane’s newest brewery
Sea Legs is bringing the best bits of Brisbane’s suburban breweries to the heart of the city, and co-owner and Head Brewer Jon Fuchs knows how lucky they were to nab their warehouse space.
“It was about two years ago we locked this place in,” says Jon. “Kangaroo Point may be considered inner-city, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it unless you peek around the corner at the CBD.”
It’s the Kangaroo Point community that was the big drawcard for Jon’s fellow Sea Legs’ owners – five engineering colleagues – to set up shop in the area. “The support and turnout so far has been great,” he says.
Sitting pretty in the shadow of the Story Bridge, you’ll find Sea Legs humming away in a trendy converted warehouse. “As soon as we found our location we fell in love with it, the local community and the vibe,” says Jon.
Sea Legs has a 9000-litre fermenting capacity, and has kicked things off with a core range of five beers; Dr Swift’s golden ale, Sea Legs pale ale, a milk stout, Breakaway IPA, and a Tropical lager.
“Our Tropical Lager is the ultimate summer brew in our eyes,” says Jon. “We’ve put a tropical, Queensland feel on your typical lager with a hop punch, and it’s quite sessionable at 4.3% ABV.”
One the food front, the fare is pub grub made fancy, with the likes of halloumi chips, classic pizzas and burgers, crispy chicken wings, fusion baos, and build-your-own meat and cheese boards that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Jon’s recommendations for the ultimate trip to Sea Legs include “any one of our hand stretched pizzas, washed down with a Dr Smith’s Golden Ale… and the salty/greasy combo of our onion rings with a Pale Ale always hits the spot.”
2019 will see (see) Sea Legs experimenting with their offerings, and producing a range of seasonal and experimental brews. Don’t venture into the city often? Jon says Sea Legs will begin wholesale distribution this year – so you can enjoy those inner-city brewery goods at home.