Bacchus Brewing Co in Kegs of Glory competition

BACCHUS Brewing Co has been named by travel site Expedia as one of Brisbane and Melbourne’s top ten craft beer breweries.

The shortlist is all part of Expedia’s Kegs of Glory competition, which is pitting city against city to decide which is Australia's craft beer capital. 

Beer lovers can also vote for their favourite brewery by Monday, August 13 to help them win the title of Australia's best.

The stakes are high, with a 25-kilogram marble and glass trophy up for grabs to the winning brewery.

Beer lovers can also enter to win a trip to Portland, Oregon when voting.

Watch the Kegs of Glory film below:

Bacchus Brewing Co owner Ross Kenrick said not many Redlanders knew Capalaba had its own brewery, which is visited by beer lovers from Brisbane and beyond.

The site is tucked away in the Christine Place industrial precinct but supplies its delicious amber drops across Australia.

The brewery, which has 21 beers on tap, does a roaring trade when opened for food service.

Its kitchen offers ribs and pizzas and the site is frequented by food vans offering delicious fares. 

The busiest time is on Friday evening but food is also available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  

“We have lots of regulars but new people are finding Bacchus Brewing Co every year,” Mr Kenrick said.

“Most people find out about Bacchus through a friend of a friend.”

Bacchus Brewing Co could win this trophy, designed by Lisa De Boer, if they get enough votes from beer lovers. Photo: Matt Officen

Bacchus Brewing Co could win this trophy, designed by Lisa De Boer, if they get enough votes from beer lovers. Photo: Matt Officen

About 170 different types of beer are made every year on site, which is more than three per week.

Ever tried a chilli crab beer? If not, head to Bacchus Brewing Co to find out more.

Its the strangest drink so far concocted by Mr Kenrick and his brewers but one of the most often requested, he said. 

Another batch is due to be made soon.

“We are the most prolific small batch brewer in country,” Mr Kenrick said.

Mr Kenrick said he and his team were preparing fruity New England style Indian pale ales for the brewery’s Waves and Haze seafood, beer and wine festival on September 15.

Father’s Day celebrations, which includes a free jumping castle for kids, are also planned for September 2.

Bacchus Brewing Co owner Ross Kenrick, who once ran a scrap metal business, in action. Photo: Hannah Baker

Bacchus Brewing Co owner Ross Kenrick, who once ran a scrap metal business, in action. Photo: Hannah Baker

Tourism Media’s Johnny Danalis, who produced the Kegs of Glory series for Expedia, said craft breweries, like Bacchus Brewing Co, were important for local communities.

“Craft breweries represent renewal on so many levels,” he said.

“Not only have they put the passion back into an industry long-dominated by global corporations, they’ve become important community hubs which are redefining Australian drinking culture for the better.”

The video about Bacchus Brewing Co features interviews with Mr Kenrick, brewer Matt Holloway and happy customers.

Mr Kenrick said people would soon have another reason to visit, with Bacchus Brewing Co’s brewing supply store being moved to the brewery.