Malt Brewing Co
Sleepy, bucolic Bulimba may not be the most obvious place for a brewpub, but for long-time local and Malt Brewing Co co-owner Jay Neven, it always had to be here. He’s always had family in the area and loves the suburb.
The space is an Astroturfed beer garden fronting a small warehouse operation where the brewing equipment is front and centre. This carries over to the full tasting notes present on the menus and chipper bartenders who talk you through their recommendations. You’ll need the assistance: with 12 taps, Malt offers a core range of beers alongside seasonal rotations and some ring-ins, including a Paradise Saison from No Shoes Brews.
All the brews are richly flavoured and imaginatively named, including the Oxford New World Pale Ale; the Shipwright Lager – a nod to the rich history of boat builders in the area; and the Dark Storm oatmeal stout, named for the storms that seemed to roll in every time the team was tinkering with the brew.
Malt also serves a selection of woodfired pizzas by chef Chris Barnett. The lamb is slow-roasted overnight in the leftover coals. Takeaway pizzas are also available, best paired with a 940-millilitre tinny of your choice.