When talking to people they often ask me where I get my beer from in Brisbane. There is only one answer – Nectar. Located on Boundary St, West End, without this place I would go crazy at the lack of good beer options in this town. Nectar has a great range of many styles from pale lagers to pale ales and IPAs to stouts, Imperial stouts (my favourite!) and anything in between. You will find matilda bay, james squire and little creatures rubbing shoulders with southern tier, mikkeller and nogne 0 (sorry this keyboard can’t do the scandanavian symbol). They will have Dieu de Ciel soon (a famed french canadian brewery – I can’t wait!). No VB, XXXX or Tooheys here! Lots of aussie micros here too – so get out and support small aussie brewers!
Carl the manager is friendly and attentive and always willing to help you if you are a bit overwhelmed by the choice. With some 800 beers it can take a while. It is a bit on the pricey side (in comparison to xxxx or vb), but then again I look at it like fast food compared to a good restaurant. You can drink cheap piss water (ie xxxx, tooheys, vb) etc or you could shell out a bit more and enjoy an infinitely superiour beer in all respects. The choice is yours.
I think they are open everyday – any way the link to their site is here.
PS. This is in no way a paid advertisement. I just want to inform people of my favourite beer shop in Brisbane. Take it or leave it. I know what I’ll be doing….