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Beer Available At Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro (arranged by most recent)
Bridge Road Bar Series Junction Beer Hall NewPorter , Burleigh Black Giraffe 91, Matilda Bay Dogbolter 67, Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale 82, Matilda Bay Ruby Tuesday Amber Ale , Matilda Bay Redback Original 35, Camden Town Pale Ale (Bottled) 63, 8 Wired Fresh HopWired 98, Kooinda Black IPA (Full Nelson) 96, Prickly Moses Black Panther IBA 78, 8 Wired Superconductor 98, Epic Zythos 83, Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout 99, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Moylans Moylander Double IPA 99, Mountain Goat Before the Dawn 97, Extraomnes Donker 90, Achel 8 Bruin 98, Achel Extra Bruin (de 3 Wijzen) 100, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 97
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StevieT (6) , Australia | September 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A selection to die for, amazing cold room.
gnoff (368) Mölndal, Sweden | August 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on July 19, 2013.
Not that long walk over from Brisbane Brewhouse. After I was done here not that long of a walk into the central city.
They offer a tasting paddle, 6 beers for $20, so had one of these. Also ate a pizza.
Wasn’t very clear on writing out what brewery the different beers were from. Fairly large place with plenty of seating, but was busy so had to ask another company if I could use the side of their table.
Good service once they had time, but the crowd made it hard to really talk or for the staff to stick around long enough to give you info.
Lots of Matilda Bay beers, perhaps only this evening, but if that is regular not that impressive since I’ve seen them around so many other places too.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 5, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Large space in Brisbane's West End. Store, bar, and bistro. The bottles ate heavily marked up for in-house drinking. The bottle selection in the store is good, though. No Macros. Lots of quality regional micros and international goodies too with heavy USA emphasis but a few surprises too.
stoutnick (6) Brisbane, Australia | January 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place to buy hard to find beer in Brisbane. Only critique in the lack of experienced staff behind the bar at night, and the really poor acoustics - as soon as the bar fills out it can be difficult to enjoy the atmosphere. But I have picked up some beautiful brews here.
Jado (6) Camp Hill, Australia | November 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of Brisbane’s iconic craft beer haunts. It’s probably best to avoid on Friday or Saturday nights though as it can get incredibly crowded. At other times though, the staff are knowledgeable and approachable, and the selection is generally excellent. Their Back Door Cellar is the highlight for me. Good range, rotating regularly. One of the better spots for craft beer in Brisbane.
barakihunter (15) Brisbane, Australia | October 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Selection is definitely what makes this place for beer connoisseurs. For the rest of the public, it’s just the fact that it makes them look like they’re craft beer enthusiasts, even if they’re not. The atmosphere is only good if its not full of wannabe hipsters on a friday or saturday night. The management tread a fine line between pleasing the beer enthusiasts and the seen crowd, but they do it pretty well. I recommend going in daylight during the week if you’re going for the beer and not the street cred.
Again, can’t reiterate how good the selection is relative to the rest of Brisbane. The Back Door Cellars store (out the back of the bar, as the name suggests) also has more or less all the beers on the menu available for takeaway, and is definitely the largest high-quality selection of craft beer in Brisbane. Nice couches in the back room, and the back bar is much better than the front. They’ve set this place out well; people who like beer have a place to go, and people who just like drinking beer also have their place to go.
Well worth a visit.
lorri_sanga (5) , Australia | September 5, 2012| Updated November 2, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The beer mecca for Brisbane. Onwards and upwards but all the time twirling!
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 13, 2012| Updated June 14, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large bistro located in busy West End. An OK tap selection in the main bar, although if you’re familiar with Aussie beers you may find the taps a little on the dull side. There’s an attached beer shop and bar to the right of the main bar, which normally have something more exciting available. They do growler fills. Some interesting bottles on offer. Staff seemed clueless and disinterested on numerous visits. Didn’t bother trying food here. Not really a fan of the venue and layout but for Brisbane it’s a big step forward for craft beer. I’d hate to think what it’s like on a busy weekend night though...
davidm (53) Melbourne, Australia | April 15, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Paradise on earth. Great selection of beers, delicious food, relaxed and welcoming ambiance, and helpful staff! Strongly recommended. Try the calamari.
winkle (26) Brisbane, Australia | December 24, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
The ’Next Door’ section is now open and has an outdoor section and additional taps and does growler refills on Thursdays. It also has the hand pump and usually the more interesting taps on rotation. They aren’t afraid to experiment either - recently had 4 of the local brewing clubs IPAs on rotation. Live bands on in the front section on Friday/Saturdays. Food is pretty typical pub grub but ok. Even has cigars! Has a good pretty relaxed vibe but can get a bit yuppie on weekend nites. Probably the pick of Brisbanes beer bars ATM, I manage to invest my time and money there regularly
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