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Brisbane bayside brewery takes out 2022 Queensland best new brewery award

Congratulations to Hudson Brewing in Wynnum who have taken out the 2022 Best New Brewery Award at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show. A number of their brews also got some prizes…

  • Dark Obsession Porter, On Any Sunday Session Ale – Gold
  • Inner Soul Stout – Silver
  • Fort Lytton Lager, Raspberry Sour, Mr Magoo Pale Ale – Bronze

See the full list of winning ales here.

A bit about Hudson Brewing

Hudson Brewing is hidden away at the end of a cul-de-sac off Tingal Road in Gibbs Street in Wynnum (just along from Bartons car dealership), and is the brainchild of its namesake Richard Hudson and his wife Sarah.

Fitout of the new brewery started back in August 2020, the first brew kicked off in November and the doors officially opened in early December that year. What with all of the COVID restrictions, it has been an interesting time to open a new venue, however, when we paid a few visits recently, it was pretty busy.

The beers on tap include…

  • Lager (4.7%)
  • Clockwork Pale Ale (5.8%)
  • IPA (6%)
  • Session Ale (3.8%)
  • Summer Ale (4%)

…although of course this may change!

Hudsons also brew a ‘Raspberry Sour’ which isn’t technically a beer, more of a cooling Summer alcoholic beverage (5.1%). It was one of the winners in this year’s awards.

Richard Hudson with a ‘paddle’

For those unfamiliar with craft beer, or for enthusiasts wanting to taste a whole range without having to order one glass of each, Hudsons offer a ‘tasting paddle’ with your choice of four of the beers on offer in a ‘paddle’ containing four tasting glasses for $12.

For those that prefer to take their beer away and drink it elsewhere, Hudsons offer ‘growler’ and ‘squealer’ refillable beer flagons, with the growler containing around 2 litres and the squealer around a litre. And at the next level up you can also buy Hudson beer by the keg.

Focusing on the beer, Hudsons do not offer any food, but have overcome this little hurdle by inviting different food trucks to park outside when they are open, so patrons can grab a bite to eat. They can seat up to 50 people inside and so strongly advise parties to book a table in advance, which you can do on their website and via email or on their Facebook page (details below).

Hudson Brewing is busy brewing the beer from Monday to Wednesday so is closed on these days, and open at 4pm on Thursdays, 2pm on Fridays and from midday on Saturdays and Sundays.

6,000 litres of beer

There are 4 brewing vessels each with a capacity of 1,500 litres (see below). But our guess is that you’ll rarely find them all completely full, judging by the number of beer drinkers we’ve seen down there so far!

https://hudsonbrewing.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/hudsonbrewing

This article is based on two stories that originally appeared on WynnumCentral:

Wynnum brewery takes out 2022 best new brewery award
6,000 litres of beer in Wynnum

Main image: Sarah and Richard Hudson

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