Like to drink beer and watch while they brew it? Then Lady Burra Brewhouse is the place for you. On Friday evening, Lady Burra opened its doors to the public, revealing Adelaide's first brewery in the middle of the city. Functioning as a bar, restaurant and brewery, Lady Burra ticks all of the boxes.
Situated just off Currie Street on the corner of Topham Mall, Lady Burra is a modern, industrial inspired space that features plenty of repurposed wood, industrial pendants and amazing artwork. Everywhere you look there is something to admire, although the viewing window through to the brewery part of the establishment is definitely the highlight. While you are sipping on one of the in-house beers, why not perch yourself in front of the window and watch how your beer is brewed?
As well as great beer, Lady Burra are offering up a range of 'Beer-tails'. Essentially cocktails made with beer from the menu, the team have come up with a list of amazing cocktails with a twist. Some other drinks on offer include a range of local SA wines and LemonED hard lemonade.
On the food front, Lady Burra doesn't disappoint either. Both from a Portuguese background, co-owners Miguel Sa and Rosa Dantas have incorporated Portuguese flavours into the menu. Throughout the evening we tried a range of dishes from crumbed chicken to meatballs, cheese bread, wood oven pizzas and decadent desserts; all of which satisfied us to no end.
The fit out of the venue has both brains and beauty, with an inviting space to sit around every turn. Steven Kidd, Lady Burra's head builder told us that all of the wood inside has been repurposed and revitalised. "The wood around the bar is sourced from Moonta Jetty, cut and polished up to fit the space," he says. "Most of the other wood has been used from old palettes that we sourced from local building sites. You would never know! It looks awesome."
The wood isn't the only special thing that has been used to make the space shine. Every single light that has been used for the 'Brewhouse' sign above the viewing window has been flown in from Hollywood. "The only place you can get these lights is from Hollywood," Kidd says. "Because they're a special type of incandescent light, we had to have them imported."
Now I'm sure you're thinking, this all sounds pretty wonderful (because it is), but we've got to let you in on a little secret. Lady Burra has some of the friendliest and most helpful staff we have come across. Accommodating and welcoming, every need of ours was met with the upmost respect and enthusiasm. You can tell that these guys know their stuff.
Lady Burra Red Ale
Fresh, light and frothy, the highlight of this beer is the subtle caramel flavours. Absolutely delicious and made in-house.
Wood Oven Pizza
Lady Burra really have thought of everything. With two pizza wood ovens on site, you can't go wrong with one of these!
Portuguese Custard Tart
This dessert is beyond words. Fluffy and light pastry filled with custard and topped with icing sugar, this is one dessert where you cannot stop at just one. Try one of these and your tastebuds will love you for it.
For more photos from the Lady Burra Brewhouse launch, head over to our Galleries section and have a peek.
All images via Alana Trezise