Walk through the front door of our home at 150 Boundary Street in West End and straight away you can see there’s something a little different from your average neighbourhood bar. The first signs are a couple of stainless uni-tanks tucked behind the bar, just over the kitchen pass. Wander past them up the stairs to our brewery garden out the back and the rest of our 5HL Spark Engineering brewery is on full display. Pull up a stool and enjoy a fresh beer while you watch another being brewed. Grab a table in Jacaranda or Brewery Lane and enjoy your meal while trillions of yeast cells enjoy theirs in our fermentation vessels just metres away.
Breweries owned by multinational corporations tend to treat beer like a commodity, just another can of beans on the shelf; we believe it’s much more than that. We believe that fresh beer is more produce than product, more about community than commodity. Making fantastic beer is not magic, although admittedly it can sometimes seem like it. We strive to make the best beer we possibly can and we have nothing to hide, so it is a very intentional choice to have our brewery on display. No smoke and mirrors, just the best fresh ingredients we can source, lots of hard work, some lovely shiny stainless steel and our best friends: the mighty yeast cell.