July 22, 2012
Mike and I took my siblings to visit the Brisbane Powerhouse today, which, taken from their website, is
Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative, including theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals and ideas.
What some people don’t know, is that there are free music and comedy shows every Sunday! It is a hit or miss depending on your tastes, but if you’re in Brisbane, make sure to check it out!
The music show (Live Spark) starts at 3:30pm and consists of 2x45min sets featuring 2 different artists. Then there’s a break before the comedy show (Livewired) starts at 6:30pm. Great way to spend the day – bring some friends and have a picnic in the beautiful New Farm Park, then head indoors in the afternoon to enjoy the shows!
We then stopped for a late dim sum dinner at King of Kings in Chinatown – yum!
July 24, 2012
We were finally able to book a tour at the XXXX Brewery in Milton after a couple failed attempts! $25/person for the tour and 4x285ml beer tastings!
The XXXX Ale House and Brewery Tours provide an unbeatable way to experience an Australian icon up close and discover its proud legend.
The Castlemaine Perkins Brewery was established at Milton, just west of Brisbane city, way back in 1878.
Overall a good time, although I was a little disappointed that many of the machines weren’t running that day – how unlucky! Also, because it was a functional brewery, we weren’t allowed to take any pictures during the tour. We did, however, take a few afterwards while enjoying our beers and fries! Tried: XXXX Summer Bright Lager, Gold and Bitter as well as James Squire Porter and Pale Ale. Not a fan of: Porter haha