Our new craft beer brewery opened in December 2017. Located on Brisbane’s Southside at Yeerongpilly, we have a 15 bbl brewery system which is run by our Head Brewer Charlie. Charlie is a professional brewer and he sure knows how to make great beer!
We have a bar downstairs, and plenty of seating upstairs. We’ve got some games for the kids to play while you sit back and relax. Or you could play too. We are also ok with dogs, as long as your dog is friendly and doesn’t bother other patrons.
The owners Scott, Tony and Jayne are all environmental specialists. They met working in the industry many years ago. So it made sense to make the brewery as environmentally sustainable as possible. The building is solar powered, hence the name Helios:
Helios was the Greek sun God, tasked by Zeus with driving a chariot carrying the sun through the sky each day for all mankind. Helios Brewing Company uses the power of the sun to create craft beer sustainably. By designing the brewery from the ground up to be water and power efficient we are aiming to do right thing by the environment.
The brewery is powered by 59 x 335 w PV solar panels with a 15 kw inverter. This ensures we have great solar powered, fresh beer for you!
We also have a solar thermal set up where cold water is heated within 90 evacuated tubes mounted on tilted manifolds on our roof. The water is then stored within 3 x 315 litre tanks before being fed to the brewery. This saves on electricity that would have been used for heating. We use local materials and suppliers where we can, which all result in low power requirements and a minimal carbon footprint.
CHARLIE: The Head Brewer of Helios Brewing Company. Charlie is a talented brewer with many years experience in designing and brewing award winning craft beer.
SCOTT: He knows his beer and loves the variety it can bring. He was the original mastermind behind the Helios Brewing Company.
TONY: Tony’s dream job was to own a brewery. We quizzed him about his favourite beer, and he said “ummm everything….”. He loves a Pale Ale, IPA and a Chocolate Stout to round out the night.
JAYNE: Jayne’s favourite beer is an IPA, but she also loves Pale Ale and Red IPA. Hoppy beers make Jayne happy.
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