Refurbishments at Newstead Brewing Co in Milton Almost Complete

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Despite a challenging few months, Newstead Brewing Co in Milton has bounced back post-flood and has fully reopened after some refurbishments, a bit more work is underway to bring the popular brewpub’s operations back up to 100 per cent.

On Wednesday, 20 July 2022, the brewer announced the completion of its main bar’s construction but the site has been slowly re-opening and welcoming back patrons in the last few weeks, including joining pop-up bars and contract brewing with other flood-impacted venues in Milton. 

The pub has also debuted a new menu with its kitchen now back in action in June. 

“We’ve been lucky enough to fully reopen the venue and really get the beers flowing,” the operators of Newstead Brewing Co said.

“A big thanks to you guys for continuing to come in and support us, it’s been an incredible few months working our way back and we look forward to seeing much more of you.”  

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Marcus Cox, the head of the brewer, said that the late February rain bombs in Brisbane heavily impacted their venue so they needed to fix every little valve and replace some equipment. After assessing the risks, the brewery apparently had to undergo major repair work before they can pack and ship out products.

The floods busted the tanks and ruined nearly everything inside the pub. Mr Cox, however, remained optimistic as they proceeded with the rebuild. He said that they are disaster-proofing the facilities, waterproofing equipment, moving a few things to the higher areas of the building, and changing some operational practices. 

It will be a long-term project to reduce the risks and secure the site’s future. 

Mr Cox is grateful for the support of the community, especially with events and other fundraisers to benefit affected businesses. He said that everyone in Brisbane had problems after the floods but a lot of people still helped.

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