Ballistic Brewery

David Kitchen

Founder / Chief Beer Taster

In previous lives, I worked as a Chartered Accountant, Banker and Diplomat, but ultimately threw it all in to set up a chain of home brew stores. When I started them, I had no knowledge of beer and drank commercial light beer to save money. 14 years down the track, I have experienced some amazing beers, both commercial and brewed at home. Now I really like beer. When the opportunity arose to establish a brewery of my own to create great beers, I leapt at it – what sane person wouldn’t!

When I am not working with the stores or setting up the brewery, I’m usually asleep – there’s bugger all time for anything else. But it is fun and working in beer is way better than selling aluminium cladding or doing tax returns!

Lachy Crothers

Head Brewer

Originally from down south W.A., I moved to Brisbane from London to set up Ballistic Beer. I’m personally passionate about high quality consistent beer and education about good beer. I don’t have a favourite beer or style but find myself in an endless search for amazing beer, although I do drink a lot of
IPA. I spend most of my time when I’m not at the brewery with my wife Vanessa, rustling around Brisbane’s farmer’s markets, watching as much cricket as I can and day dreaming about beers I’d like to make.

I am currently listening to Green Star by Pears and my favourite activity is Pub.

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Salisbury HQ

53-55 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury QLD
(07) 3277 6656

Salisbury hours

Thurs - 4pm - 7pm
Fri - 1.30pm - 10pm
Sat - 1pm - 10pm
Sun - 1pm - 7pm



Westend Alehouse

1/208 Montague Rd
Brisbane, QLD

Westend Hours

Wed - 3:30pm – 9pm
Thurs - 11.30pm - 9pm
Fri - 11.30pm - 10pm
Sat - 11.30pm - 10pm
Sun - 11.30pm - 7pm