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We’re Hiring! Join Our Brewery Family!

August 10th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “We’re Hiring! Join Our Brewery Family!”

Join Our Family! Ballistic Beer Is Hiring!

Bar Manager/Functions Coordinator

Ballistic Beer Co. is a multiple gold-medal winning brewery in Salisbury, Brisbane. The brewery opened 18 months ago and has been operating a busy tap room since. Ballistic is now planning to add a separate Function space for larger events.

To manage the Bar and Function space, Ballistic is searching for a Hospitality Manager.

We’re looking for someone with Bar and Functions experience, works well with the existing team, who embraces the culture and values of our company (Community, Quality, Education and Authenticity) and loves good beer.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous 2 years’ experience in high volume hospitality environment
  • Previous experience in functions including actively working to attract new customers and growing the customer base
  • High knowledge of cellar operations
  • Cicerone qualifications viewed favourably
  • Experienced at leading a team
  • Demonstrated high standards in customer service
  • Excellent communication and customer engagement skills
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to operate a roster system for casual staff
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and delegate tasks and manage time
  • Ability to develop and document operating procedures and implement them to comply with company policies and vision
  • Be able to maintain a fun, friendly and efficient environment for both customers and staff
  • The ability to work autonomously and have high self-motivation
  • Current RSA, RMLV
  • Knowledge of, and passion for craft beer


  • This is a full-time position that will require weekend and night time work.
  • Performance will be measured against an agreed set of KPIs.
  • Remuneration will include a base salary and commission based on growth in function sales.

If you believe that you are the right stuff to operate an excellent bar and function space in a brewery that makes great beer, send your application to Please include examples of how you have positively engaged with your customer base at other venues.

Sleep When You’re Dead Lands In Victoria

August 10th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Sleep When You’re Dead Lands In Victoria”

Sleep When You're Dead Interstate LaunchSleep When You’re Dead New England IPA has caught the attention of Australian craft beer drinkers.

The golden drop has already begun to sell out across Queensland venues. Even Matt Kirkegaard from Brews News couldn’t resist, indulging in the story of the Sleep When You’re Dead release on his recent podcast as he caught up with our Head Brewer, Lachy Crothers. Word has crossed the borders. Out of the bag and into the bars and bottle shops of Victoria.

You’ve got less than eight weeks to get your hands on this release. Buy first, buy fresh, enjoy before the dead by date.


Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop
Official launch of Sleep When You’re Dead Interstate. Details HERE.
106 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011

Hop Supply Bendigo 
137 McCrae St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Chas Coles Cellars Geelong
395 Moorabool St, South Geelong VIC 3220

McCoppins Fitzroy
165 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

McCoppins Abbotsford 
501/509 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Wine Republic Northcote 
226 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Blackhearts & Sparrows Brunswick
379 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

Blackhearts & Sparrows East Brunswick 
131 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Blackhearts & Sparrows Fitzroy 
123 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Blackhearts & Sparrows Fitzroy North
119 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Blackhearts & Sparrows Richmond
202 Swan St, Cremorne VIC 3121

Blackhearts & Sparrows Windsor 
88 Punt Rd, Windsor VIC 3181

Are you located in Melbourne and want to stock Ballistic Beer at your venue? Email Ryan from Lotus Beer Collective for orders.

For Queensland stockists click here. 

New England IPA by Ballistic Beer Dropping Soon

Sleep When You’re Dead New England IPA

July 26th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Sleep When You’re Dead New England IPA”

New England IPA by Ballistic Beer Dropping SoonNew England IPA Landing Friday 3rd August 2018

The Sleep When You’re Dead series are hop loaded beers, 100% cold shipped and sold within eight weeks of production. Enjoy this one before the dead by date.

SWYD NEIPA is the third of the series and it’s raising the bar. This juice bomb exhibits all of the hallmarks of the contemporary New England style. Tropical fruit nose, soft, fluffy palate and haze as far as the eye can see.

What is a New England IPA?

We’re talking cloudy with a chance of pineapple, passionfruit and other tropical fruits! New England IPAs are essentially an IPA or Double IPA that’s been hopped to the max. The palate is usually juicy fruits and the body is haze for days. When brewing a NEIPA the process includes dry hopping, certain yeast strains, CO2 levels, and water chemistry.

Be the first to get your hands on SWYD New England IPA at IPA Day 2018! Buy first, buy fresh, enjoy before the dead by date!

SWYD New England IPA Dropping Next Week In Cans

Find Sleep When You’re Dead New England IPA at the following QLD stockists:

On Tap

Ballistic Brewery
53-55 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107

Ballistic West End
1/208 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101

22 Caxton St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Mill On Constance
111 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Saccharomyces Beer Cafe
Fish Ln between Hope St & Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

69 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101

Tipplers Tap Fortitude Valley
2/70 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Tapestry Bar for Brewoomba 2018
Toowoomba QLD 4350

In Cans

Ballistic Brewery
53-55 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107

Craft Wine Store
196 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill QLD 4059

Wine Emporium
E2/76B Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006

Sense Of Taste Portside
Shop 7/39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007

Sense Of Taste Coorparoo
Shop 13/13 Harries Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151

Star Liquor River Road Gympie
107 River Rd, Gympie QLD 4570

King Lear’s Throne
3/693 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Spiros Paddington
21/97 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

Black Sheep The Gap
1/858 Waterworks Rd, The Gap QLD 4061

Black Sheep Stafford
e12/400 Stafford Rd, Stafford QLD 4053

Black Sheep Everton Hills
2/77 Camelia Ave, Everton Hills QLD 4053

Vine Cleveland
41 Wynyard St, Cleveland QLD 4163

Greenslopes Cellars
620 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120

Hawthorne Cellars
286 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne QLD 4171

The Elephant Arms
230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Malt Traders
6A Little Stanley Street, South Bank QLD 4101

Celebrations Bowen Hills
5/35 Campbell St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

Stafford Tavern
51/55 Webster Rd, Stafford QLD 4053

Cellarbrations At Wises Rd (Sunshine Coast)
3/32 Wises Rd, Buderim QLD 4556

Treetops Tavern (Gold Coast)
7 Executive Dr, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220

2017 Ballistic Beer Wrap Up

January 4th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “2017 Ballistic Beer Wrap Up”

As we wrapped up our first year at Ballistic Beer Co we looked back at the insane year it’s been and where it all began!! As all good breweries should start, Ballistic Beer Co’s origin lay in the celebrations after the January 2014 Ashes when Australia had a clean sweep of the Poms. From what was just set out to be a beer filled day, it very quickly turned into a beer filled future. Having opened our doors in early 2017, we are extremely excited about what we have achieved just in our first year.

Our achievements are due to the support of the local community and wider Brisbane communities, the delicious beer created by our brewing team and the efforts of the rest of the team that work behind the scenes to ensure Brisbane is serviced with the best beer possible!

Here are some our 2017 highlights:

  • Won 4 gold medals for our beers
  • Nominated for Best Bartender and Best Brewer at the Beeries
  • Grew from just Lachy and David to more than 15 team members
  • Released 20 different beers
  • Put 2 of our best-selling beers into cans

Come on down to Ballistic Beer Co on Saturday the 13th of January to celebrate our first birthday with a Ballistic Beer Co Carnival. Kicking off at 1pm at 53 McCarthy Road, Salisbury this is one you don’t want to miss! For more information click here.

Jake Harrison, Assistant Brewer

December 11th, 2017 Posted by Blog, Faces of Ballistic 0 thoughts on “Jake Harrison, Assistant Brewer”

Let us introduce you to Jake Harrison, our Assistant Brewer! This weekend celebrates the launch of Jake’s first Ballistic Beer, the Renegade Saison, so we thought it was time to introduce you to one the many faces behind Ballistic Beer Co.

After almost a decade working as an Environmental Science Consultant Jake was ready for a new challenge. His home brewing hobby turned into a full blown obsession very quickly. One thing lead to another and he ended up at Ballistic!

Jake’s pick of the Ballistic beers is the Australian Psycho IPA. “I love IPAs but this beer sits in its own space when compared to many other commercial IPA examples. I love the combination of the robust malt profile and big punchy Australian hops. It’s a bold yet balanced IPA that has some really unique flavour profiles.”

His all-time favourite beer is a Saison Dupont, “Its my fav for a few reasons. It’s simple in design but complex in character. The flavour profile is epic – spicy citrus notes layered over a simple pilsner base. It’s got such a long history and has been brewed by five generations of the same family. It’s elegant, beautiful and consistent. A classic.”




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🍻 Enigma Single Hop IPA 🍻⠀
This time around we’ve decided to use a hop from our own backyard (well, kinda). The classic Aussie hop Enigma. A West-Coast style IPA. Bright palate of Mixed Berry, Passionfruit & Pinot Gris with a subtle splash of Rockmelon. ⠀
ABV: 6.0%⠀
STD Drinks: 1.8⠀
IBU: 60⠀
EBC: 16⠀
FG: 3.0˚P⠀
Malt: Pils, Cara-Hell⠀
Hops: Enigma⠀
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