Valley Hops Brewing
You’ll find this 300-person, 800-square-metre brewpub on a prized rooftop in the heart of Fortitude Valley, overlooking the CBD and the Story Bridge. The intricately designed space features stone, stained glass, timber and brick, with the defining feature being a metal arbour with creeping vines.
Former Green Beacon brewer Josh Warren oversees the 15-hectolitre brewhouse and 200-litre pilot kit that feeds 36 beer taps. The core range includes a crisp mid-strength lager, a tropical ale, a pale ale, a sour, a West Coast-style IPA, and a hazy IPA. It’s backed by seasonal and special release beers, and collaborations with other brewers such as Stone & Wood.
For food, everything is designed to be consumed with one hand, so you can sink a beer with the other. The selection of woodfire pizzas are a must-try, with classics such as margherita, capricciosa and diavola, alongside some more unusual creations such as the norcina (cream, truffle, porcini mushroom, sausage, parsley and pepper) and the gamberi e zucchine (saffron cream, prawns, zucchini and cherry tomatoes).