Rooftop Brews & Golden Views: The Valley’s New Brewhouse & Bar

Your new favourite brewery and rooftop bar has arrived in time for long summer days.

When things start to heat up, the locals cool down the best way we know how: with ice-cold beers made to quench a Queensland thirst.

Opening this spring, Valley Hops Brewing will be pouring freshly brewed indie beer, made on site, on the rooftop of Valley icon, Cloudland. And it might just be your new go-to watering hole. Here, you’ll find ice-cold beers, top-notch food, a show-stopping venue and one seriously impressive view.

Valley Hops Brewing Rooftop Brewery
New rooftop craft brewery on top of Cloudland with uninterrupted views over the Valley.

Valley Hops Brewing is here to celebrate the characters of the Valley – pouring beer that gives a friendly nod to the people and past of this neighbourhood.

Head Brewer Josh Warren is brewing six signature beers – including a crisp, light-bodied lager called Diehards (that’s named after the local rugby team), a tropical ale, a fruity sour, a pale ale, an IPA and a Hazy IPA. And each refreshing brew will be named after people, places and moments in the Valley. Josh says, “Valley Hops will be home to Fortitude Valley’s very own beer, something the locals can drink and be proud to call their own.”

Valley Hops Brewing Head Brewer, Josh Warren
Head Brewer Josh Warren, formerly of Green Beacon.

But there’s more than beer beyond the bar. The team won’t let you go hungry. Valley Hops Brewing will serve up tasty snacks from the charcoal grill and hearty pizzas from a wood-fired oven.

Not your average warehouse brewery, the rooftop brewhouse will be a bit of a head-turner. Ride an elevator above Cloudland and you’ll step into a space where the design is as carefully crafted as the beer you’re about to drink. Then there’s that view over the Valley. And, as Head Brewer Josh says, “The people-watching in the Valley is unreal. You see every kind of person from every kind of background. It’s a great cultural experience.”

Valley Hops Brewing Craft Beers

But if craft beer isn’t your drink of choice, that’s okay. Paul Janssen, Valley Hops Brewing’s General Manager says, “we want beer lovers to be able to bring their mates, partners and family members who aren’t into craft beer (yet!), which is why we will also offer premium wines, delicious food and a great experience for all.”

Valley Hops Brewing Pizza
Wash it all down with wood fired pizza and tasty eats from the charcoal grill.

Paul says, “Our aim is to make beer that locals love to drink. We created Valley Hops Brewing to celebrate the wonderful playground that is the Valley. Through our beers, we’ll share stories of the people, places and times that have shaped the Valley throughout its fascinating history. We want to make the Valley proud to have its own beer – one that can be enjoyed in an impressive setting.”

Come for the brews and stay for those views. Valley Hops Brewing will join the Valley skyline in time for spring days, 2021.