Newstead Brewing Co.

Ah, Newstead Brewing Co., a beacon of brews nestled in the heart of Milton, Brisbane, Australia! Where to begin with this liquid legend? Well, let's start from its humble beginnings and froth our way to the present, shall we? Every sip tells a story, and boy, do we have a tale to brew for you.

The Genesis of the Grog: A Tale of Two Tanks

In the land of Brisbane, where the sun kisses the earth and the locals are as warm as the weather, Newstead Brewing Co. took its first breath. It was the year 2013 when the Howes family, armed with nothing but a dream and a thirst for quality craft beer, transformed an old steel warehouse on Doggett Street in Newstead into a haven for hop lovers. The aim was simple yet ambitious: to craft beers that were both a nod to Brisbane's rich history and a toast to its future.

With Mark Howes at the brewing helm, Newstead Brewing Co. quickly became more than just a brewery; it became a community, a place where beer aficionados and novices alike could gather, share stories, and, most importantly, share beers. The ethos was clear: create quality, flavourful beers that the people of Milton, Brisbane could be proud to call their own.

A Pint of History: The Brews That Built a Legacy

Newstead Brewing's lineup is as diverse as the city it hails from. From the 3 Quarter Time Session Ale, a tribute to the Australian love for sports and mateship, to the Mayne Thing Golden Lager, honouring the historical Mayne family (with a twist of lemony hops), every beer tells a part of Brisbane's story.

But it's not just about the beer. Sustainability is at the heart of Newstead's operations. The brewery operates with a keen awareness of its environmental impact, engaging in practices that ensure their brews are not only good for the palate but also for the planet.

The Expansion: Spreading the Hops

As word of their liquid gold spread, Newstead Brewing Co. saw a need to grow. In 2017, they opened a second, larger brewing facility and taproom in Milton, just a stone's throw from the iconic Suncorp Stadium. This wasn't just any expansion; it was a statement. The Milton venue, housed in a converted bus depot, combined history with modern brewing technology, allowing Newstead to increase production and share their passion with even more beer lovers.

The Culture of Craft: More Than Just a Brewery

Newstead Brewing Co. is not just about the beer; it's about the experience. Both their locations offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can enjoy not only a wide range of beers but also delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients. It's a place where families, friends, and solo adventurers can come together over a pint and leave as part of the Newstead family.

The Festival of Froth: Events and Community Engagement

Newstead Brewing Co. is deeply embedded in the Brisbane community, participating in and hosting a variety of events throughout the year. From beer festivals to charity events, they're always looking to engage with the community, share their love for craft beer, and give back to the city that has supported them from the start.

The Future: Brewing Forward

As Newstead Brewing Co. looks to the future, they remain committed to innovation, sustainability, and community. With plans to expand their range of beers, explore new sustainable practices, and continue supporting local events, Newstead is not just riding the craft beer wave; they're helping to steer it.

A Toast to Newstead: The Heart of Brisbane's Brew Scene

In the end, Newstead Brewing Co. is more than just a brewery. It's a story of passion, community, and, of course, great beer. It's a place where every pint poured is a celebration of Brisbane's past, present, and future. So, here's to Newstead Brewing Co. – may their tanks never run dry, and may their beers continue to bring people together, one sip at a time.


Paint Juicy have teamed up with the amazing people at Newstead Brewing and can offer Paint and Sip sessions from 20 people minimum up to a max of 100 people, availability pending. Note this is a fully licensed venue with kitchen so no BYO is allowed. Please email us to check availability.