A couple of mates who worked together in oil and gas were knocking back beers at Jimmy’s place on the Gold Coast. Deep into the evening, Jimmy said those seven words that so many have said before him: “I’ve always wanted to own a bar!”
To which Dave said, “I’ve always wanted to own a brewery!” Eyes lit up. Excitement grew. They pulled out the butcher’s paper and started scribbling all of their ideas to open a craft beer brewpub in Brisbane.
Any other story would have ended there. Any other two guys would’ve woken up the next morning, perhaps slightly the worse for wear, and shrugged it off as a pipe dream that they could never pull off. Another idea that faded into oblivion. But not this story. Not these guys. Dave, the creative, the ideas man, would never let his dream die. Jimmy, the perfectionist, the action man, would never stop before the job was done.
Over months and years, the plans kept forming, the brew recipes kept evolving, the pieces kept falling into place, and the boys kept working. Obstacles fell in their path, but they pressed on in their labours with Herculean determination.
And then, one fateful day at the start of 2016, they signed a lease for a venue on Railway Terrace in Milton. Halfway through the year, their custom designed brewing system arrived on their doorstep.
Finally, at the end of 2016, the day arrived. Six years of vision culminated in the doors swinging open, as the delights of Aether Brewing were made available to the people. Show Less