From our Catchment to yours
We are proud to continue the heritage of brewing in West End that started in 1886.
Our classic brews are drawn from the rich history and streetscape of our Catchment, updated with a few new twists, just like the bend of the Brisbane River that surrounds us.
DINE AT CATCHMENT
If you think our beers are great, wait until you taste the food. No pub grub here.
Instead our chef has created a menu filled with fresh, seasonal and delicious gourmet options that are simply more-ish.
Some are designed to share. Some you will want to keep all to yourself.
Chef likes to keep it interesting so it’s worthwhile to pop in regularly for lunch specials and weekly offers.
One of our favourite stories proves West End is a natural home for a brewery making great beer, is the one from the great Brisbane flood of January 1893.
The West End Brewery, which was one of the most prominent landmarks of South Brisbane (located on the corner of Montague and Merivale Streets), had water up to the windows of the second story of the tower, which, when waters receded, was the only building remaining and most other timber buildings were ruined.
Production was hampered but the Brisbane Courier reported, “the injury caused to the building was not of a nature to seriously interrupt business and repairs have been so far effected that brewing was recommenced on Friday!”
As the story goes 500 hogsheads of beer floated away from the West End Brewery during the flood, some even making it as far downstream as Bowen Terrace, New Farm. Apparently there was a marked increase in drunkenness in parts of South Brisbane and reaches of the river where hogsheads were found.
It’s not often free beer floats down the Brisbane River.