Have you ever been at a brewery, frosty beer in hand, and just had a hankering for a croissant? For too long, brewery food has been limited to burgers and schnitzels, but now Blasta Brewing Co is stepping up to the plate, diversifying the typical brewery offering with a new initiative that will bring a patisserie, beer hall, florist and gastropub-slash-brewery together under one roof, rescuing us from the world that has kept our pale ales and our pain au chocolat separate for far too long.

The Blasta team has always had a particularly strong food offering. Since opening in 2018, the Perth-born brewery has served an all-day food menu – alongside its award-winning beers – from a 350-seat space in a quiet industrial pocket of Burswood.

Midyear, they’ll close their space just opposite Burswood Station and move down the road to open Blasta Collective: a multifaceted 1400-seat spot with a gastropub-slash-brewery, beer hall, cafe, kids’ area, florist, patisserie and bottle shop all run by Blasta in the same enormous 3800-square-metre space. Blasta’s new space will open in July. (Their current Burswood space will be taken over by Tasmanian brewers, Fox Friday.)

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For owner-brewer Steven Russell, the new collective is all about bringing everyone into the craft brewery experience, whether you drink or not. “We’re trying to make [the craft brewery] more diversified and offer something to everyone. Having the florist and the patisserie allows us to do that,” he tells Broadsheet. “Although it’s a collective, each section will have a point of difference … You can go three, four or five times and you’ll see something different each time.”

Most of the beers will be brewed on-site. Russell – a mechanical engineer by trade – has been busy designing and building seven new 40-hectolitre fermentation tanks, which will tower at the entrance and form a screen between the gastropub and the more casual beer-hall space. There’ll be 16 taps pouring Blasta beers for customers across both eateries. Expect its American pale ale, IPA, malty double IPA and cloudy hefeweizen, as well as some non-alcoholic beers.

But it’s not all about the beer. According to Russell, the gastropub will offer an elevated dining experience, with a focus on seafood, local produce and local wines. Meanwhile the beer hall and al fresco area will cater to beer enthusiasts, with large LED screens for game time and pizzas served hot from its new Italian woodfired pizza oven. The cafe promises casual dining in a lush outdoor area with planter boxes, while the patisserie will serve sweet viennoiserie.

Also on the agenda is the Blasta Departure Lounge, a new production brewery in High Wycombe that’ll make for a perfect pit stop en route to and from the international airport. It’s that rare kind of place that will make you want to linger in transit. You’ll be able to park your luggage, test Blasta’s beers in the taproom, take a brewery tour, or take a Zoom call in its soundproofed rooms and watch the planes taking off on the tarmac, all before getting a complimentary ride to (or from) the airport less than 10 minutes away. Set to open in May, it will have polished concrete floors and a glass elevator with views of the entire brewery.

Blasta Collective will open at 98–104 Goodwood Parade, Burswood, in July 2023

Blasta Departure Lounge will open at 980 Abernethy Road, High Wycombe, in May 2023.