Party time at Pumpyard Bar & Brewery
Ipswich’s loved destination brewery Pumpyard, the home of 4 Hearts Brewing, celebrates a milestone this weekend – it’s third birthday.
And the Pumpyard bar crew have picked a fine weekend to do it. Saturday’s ‘3rd Beer-thday’ revelry will be followed up on Sunday by a live brewing event as part of Brisbane’s mega beer celebration, Brewsvegas.
There’ll be live music from 3.30-6.30pm on Saturday and newly rebranded 4 Hearts merchandise will be available for the first time – and there’ll be cake. The live music will be followed by DJ Nex.
Pumpyard Bar and Brewery and Dovetails restaurant owner James Long said ”in the heart of Ipswich” was one of the guiding principles for the home of 4 Hearts.
“We are proud to have built a unique experience for the local Ipswich community and are grateful for their support over the past three years,” Mr Long said.
Head brewer Ken Friend says patrons coming along on Sunday will see the beer making process in action from around 11.30am. The beer is a citrus IPA with Cascade and Centennial hops, both renowned for their citrus characteristics, in the mix.
Logistically it’s quite a feat having the brewing happening while patrons are in the bar. And here’s an interesting side fact – the spent grains from Pumpyard are loaded onto a ute at the end of every brewing day and driven to a Pine Mountain farm for sheep fodder.
For more on the evolving and ever colourful Ipswich beer scene, here’s what leading Australian beer writer Matt Kirkegaard discovered on a recent visit: One city, many beers