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Guess Which Beer Legends Are Taking Over The Oxford Tavern?

By Jessica Best - 21 Jan 2019

You’ll know the Thorpe brothers from Darlinghurst's award-winning craft beer pub, The Taphouse — just your local joint for all things wild ale and natural wine. Now, these guys have acquired The Oxford Tavern in Petersham with the ultimate goal of installing a brewery within the venue.

Given its location in the heart of Sydney breweries, the pub will focus exclusively on locally made independent brews on tap, plus will intro a line-up of craft labels prioritising breweries within a 5km radius of the pub. 

No doubt The Oxford Tavern is famous for its smoker BBQ and the Thorpe brothers will be on a mission to restore it to its former glory. Along with this, you can expect the return of its iconic Sunday roast with a BBQ twist so think smoked brisket, pork belly, lashings of gravy, roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and a Yorkshire pudding to match.

To kick off the new tenure, the team is hosting a number of solid events this long weekend:

Drain The Swamp

In other words, $5 schooners and cans. In order to make way for all the new local brews, the guys are basically draining the tap space so, you know what to do.

When: Friday 25 January, 5pm
Where: The Oxford Tavern

Oxford Brewing Racket x Capital Brewing Co ‘HI-VIS’ Neipa launch party

Along with the new venue, the Thorpe brother’s have also created a new brewing label—The Oxford Brewing Racket. To celebrate, they’ve brewed a beer in collaboration with Capital Brewing Co called ‘HI-VIS’ NEIPA, a mango and turmeric New England IPA. And yes, hi vis attire should be worn to the launch party. Naturally.

When: Friday 26 January, 12pm
Where: The Oxford Tavern

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Image credit: The Oxford Tavern Facebook

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