Brewer Christoph Zierholz hopes to move his Fyshwick brewery and bar to the planned new arts precinct adjacent to Kingston's busy bus depot markets.
Zierholz describes the proposed move, currently under negotiation, as "an exciting prospect".
Should the move come to fruition, Zierholz hopes to establish with the brewery a beer hall where he can, "showcase not just my beers, but others from Canberra and surrounding regions".
The ideal location, he says, suits brewing on the quiet days, Monday to Wednesday, with the prospect of large visitor numbers later in the week – especially over the weekend when the bus depot markets opens.
Zierholz's plans come on top of a busy year for Canberra craft brewers. Lachlan McOmish's Wig and Pen expects to move from the city to Llewellyn Hall in September and Richard Watkins' BentSpoke opened in Braddon in June.
Red Hill Brewery Imperial Stout
330ml bottle $7.50
Karen and Dave Golding grow their own hops right alongside their Mornington Peninsula brewery. The label boasts "Lashing of our own hops" in their imperial stout. But the hops simply balance the stout's powerful roasted-coffee, bitter-chocolate flavours and warming 8.1-per-cent-alcohol. This seasonal specialty is available at Plonk, Fyshwick Markets.
Mash Brewing Russell American Amber Ale
The beer pours a deep red-tinted, mahogany colour with a firm, persistent head. True to the American style it delivers pungent, hops-derived citrusy aroma. The citrus character carries over to a full, malty palate that's soon overwhelmed by an intense, lingering bitterness.