A microbrewery in the heart of the city has to be a good thing especially when the brews are complemented with great food with a Portuguese twist. The venue is called Lady Burra Brewhouse and its popularity is still high four years on from when it first opened in Topham Mall Adelaide, the first brewery in the CBD.
The name of the brewhouse was inspired by a woman by the name of Elizabeth Woolcock who was born in the town of Burra in South Australia and was the only woman to be hanged in South Australia. Her portrait features on a courtyard wall of the building and was painted by well-known South Australian artist Vans the Omega.
There is a lot to see inside the brewery too with a wall of crates displaying the beers, a chalkboard explanation of the brewing process, two wood ovens for cooking the pizzas, breads and roasts and big windows where you can view the brewing tanks. The décor is a mix of raw timber, a bank of pallet seating and a metal industrial look, including the table cutlery holders. The beams in the building came from the Wallaroo jetty in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.
There are a number of spaces to comfortably settle in for a while indoors or out to sample the food and beers. With 7 brews to choose from including a Pilsner, Pale Ale, Red Ale, Nitro Stout and Porter, you’re bound to find something to your taste. As well as these you can select from a big range of red and white wines, fizz or cocktails. To accompany the beers there is an assortment of wood oven pizzas or try something a little different such as Portuguese meatballs, fish cakes, paella croquettes and vegetarian options served up tapas style.
You can find Lady Burra in Topham Mall off Currie Street within easy walking distance to Adelaide Oval, Festival Theatre, Adelaide railway station and Rundle Mall.