The brewery known for its Sydney-centric suburb puns and otherwise beautiful beer alliteration has opened a Surry Hills location. You know the labels—there's the Glamarama Summer Ale, named for the glitzy fresh folk of Tamarama Beach. Then there's the OG Surry Hills Pils, the Pittwater Bitter for the freaky people of the north, and the Darlo Dark for the once dark and debaucherous Kings Kross and Darlinghurst (RIP).
The craft brewery, which once upon a time resided in the Macquarie Hotel (now Harpoon Harry’s), relocated to the Hunter Valley in 2014 in order to brew their 10 craft beers and ciders—but have this month opened a second, smaller venue in its so-called ‘spiritual home’: Surry Hills.
The large, spacious venue has an industrial vibe, complete with large street-facing windows which show off a set of large silver beer barrels brewing Sydney Brewery’s finest. On top of its own brand of beer and cider, the bar serves a full suite of drinks as well as more refined pub grub, like large, doughy pretzels, braised lamb, cheese plates and a bombe alaska for dessert.
Some dishes, like the Sydney Cider mussel pot or Paddo Pale bratwurst, will be made with Sydney Brewery products, while other dishes, including a chorizo dog and a metre-long pizza, simply aim to complement the beer.
The micro-brewery also hosts local bands each week, as well as DJ line-ups across the weekend.
Image credit: Bob Barrett.