19 June 2017
Craft beer is becoming huge in Sydney as more exciting breweries open their doors to the public. Check out some of the best craft beer taphouses in Sydney and start planning a brewery tour to remember.
Surry Hills boasts lots of great places for trying craft beer. Visit Yulli’s brewery to taste their range of house beers and interesting seasonal brews. Yulli’s is also a vegetarian restaurant with many vegan and gluten-free dishes. Alternatively, head to The Rocks to soak up some history at Australia’s oldest pub, the Lord Nelson Brewery, or enjoy a paddle at the Endeavour Tap Rooms while sampling their extensive food menu.
Sydney’s Inner West is a taphouse hotspot, with several popular breweries operating in the area. Head to Newtown to try beers from local favourite Young Henry’s, or venture to Camperdown to visit Wayward Brewing’s cavernous Cellar Bar. Willie The Boatman serves up delicious craft beer in St Peters, while Akasha has a small taproom a little further afield in Five Dock.
Check out Staves Brewery, a lesser-known brewery in Glebe, or head to Alexandria to try a tasting flight at the ever-popular Rocks Brewing Co. Experimental small-batch brewery Batch Brewing Co. serves interesting brews in a relaxing taproom in Marrickville. After you’ve tried their tasting crate, take a short walk to The Grifter Brewing Co.’s brewery and tasting bar to sip a pony of specialty IPA or fruity pilsner.
Take a trip to the Northern Beaches to discover craft beer taphouses with a beachy vibe. Take the ferry to Manly and head to 4 Pines Brewing Company to try out some delicious beers and excellent food. Relax at Modus Operandi in Mona Vale and enjoy their core range of pale ales and IPAs, as well as some seasonal options.
Next, head to Public House Newport in Newport to try a selection of barrel-aged brews, or head inland to check out 4 Pines Brookvale Truck Bar. Nomad Brewing Co. also has a small brewery bar nearby with a large outdoor area that’s perfect for a Sunday afternoon session. As well as tasty craft beers and seasonal brews, Nomad boasts a range of imported beers from around the world – all available to takeaway.