Based in Brisbane, QLD, Ballistic was conceived by two mates who played rugby together 20+ years ago in Hong Kong; One had built up QLD’s largest chain of Home Brew stores and the other held senior roles in the global financial services industry. From its first year of operation in 2017, Ballistic has grown to be an independent, multi-award-winning brewery.
Ballistic opened its first tap room to the public at the flagship Salisbury Brewery in April 2017. Since then, the company has opened another four venues, three of which have breweries attached. These venues spread up the east coast of QLD, located in Brisbane’s West End (minutes from Brisbane CBD), Springfield (30km south of Brisbane), Bundaberg (the centre of Australia’s rum business - 350km north of Brisbane) and Airlie Beach (Southern Great Barrier Reef – 1000km north of Brisbane).
Ballistic has gained a well-earned reputation for making approachable, innovative & well-balanced beers. After winning four gold medals just a few months after opening, Ballistic has gone on to win nearly 100 gold, silver and bronze medals at various national and international competitions. Ballistic has won three trophies as best beer in class, been named Champion Large Brewery, and this year, was awarded Champion Queensland Beer for its Coupe de Grace barrel-aged Stout.
Ballistic products currently available nationally in over 2,800 outlets through the National Chains (inc. Dan Murphys, BWS, First Choice and Liquor Land), at independent bottle shops and through its own venues. The national popularity of Ballistic Beer was showcased in the 2021 GABS Hottest 100 Australian Craft Beers, the largest public beer survey in Australia, where Ballistics’ Hawaiian Haze Pale Ale was voted #8. Three other Ballistic beers were voted into the Top 100, standing out against 260 eligible breweries and over 2,200 eligible beers.