Four Hearts Brewing, owned by Wade Curtis, rejects the notion that beer needs to be mass-produced and instead produces small quantities of high quality, flavoursome craft beer.
Set in a building that’s over 100 years old, the Pumpyard Bar & Brewery gives new lease to this historical building, home to the original Ipswich Pumpyard, where locals could fill buckets of water from a natural spring back in 1862, and a plumbing and metal shop for the TAFE. You’ll find much to admire as you sip your beer, from exposed wooden beams to quirky door and window frames; rustic brickwork and a timber bar top made with recycled timber from a former bridge in Esk.
Visit and enjoy a brewery tour at Four Hearts, sneak a “stainless steel selfie” using the reflection of one of the fermentation tanks, or just sit in awe as you watch some of these delicious brews come to life. Home to Ipswich’s first brewery since the closure of the Booval Brewery decades past, Wade is introducing a new generation and population to locally made, hands-on craft beer at his Ipswich brewery.