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Sydney is incredible for its density of top quality breweries. More are opening all the time. From national brands to brewpubs, cuckoo brewers and nano-breweries, the diversity of producers is endlessly fascinating. They are what makes beer in Sydney truly great.

We arguably have the nation’s beer capital in Marrickville. The surrounding inner west suburbs and the northern beaches are not far behind. Then there’s the western suburbs and Sydney’s south which are making headway in producing beer that rivals anywhere else in the country.

While this will never be comprehensive, it will feature some of the best and most interesting Sydney breweries from the city’s fast-growing beer scene.

  • Batch Brewing Co.

    August 11, 2015

    The premise is obvious right? They brew small batches of great craft beer. That said, you’ll still find some reliable regular brews such as their American Pale Ale. People often…

  • Blackhorse Brewhouse

    August 11, 2015

    Blackhorse Brewhouse stopped operating in 2016. Blackhorse Brewhouse is the brewing arm of restaurant Blackrock Brasserie. Discovering a range of elegant and refined beers in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire might be surprising…

  • Redoak Brewery

    August 11, 2015

    Redoak opened in 2004 with a focus on well made craft ales. A number of international awards are proof that they’ve done that. It’s not an unusual story, a beer…

  • Nomad Brewing Co

    August 11, 2015

    It started with an Aussie-Italian love affair. Aussie importers of Italian wine and beer hatched a plan with an Italian brewer and Nomad Brewing was born. Of course, there was…

  • The Grifter Brewing Co

    August 11, 2015

    Pale Ale (Australian Pale Ale) Within the Sydney craft beer scene, there’s a sub-culture – gypsy brewers. Some of these, like The Grifter Brewing Co, are starting to put down roots. The…

  • Shenanigans Brewing Company

    August 11, 2015

    It’s a story which is familiar around the beer world – not just in Australia  – home brewing mates who decide to take a leap of faith and go pro. And…

  • Modus Operandi

    August 11, 2015

    Beer lovers travel to the USA, get inspired and open a brewery. Okay, it’s not the most original story but it happens again and again for a reason. And aren’t…

  • Lord Nelson Brewery

    August 10, 2015

    One of Sydney’s original breweries, Lord Nelson retains the British influence which has carried them this far. The hotel in The Rocks where they’re based is the oldest continually licensed…

  • Rocks Brewing

    August 10, 2015

    They’re proud of their convict heritage, Rocks Brewing – that’s what inspired the name. However, they take more pride in being a truly modern Australian brewery. Rocks are now a…

  • 4 Pines

    August 10, 2015

    A stalwart of the Sydney beer scene, 4 Pines could now be considered one of Australia’s big boys. They’re certainly big in the craft world. In terms of independent breweries,…

  • Doctor’s Orders Brewing

    August 10, 2015

    Inspiration. That’s what’s behind Doctor’s Orders Brewing. And it comes in its purest form – great beer. Doctor’s Orders Brewing is a gypsy brewery who have brewed around Sydney at Rocks…

  • Akasha Brewing

    August 10, 2015

    Akasha are a first in the Sydney beer scene. A startup brewery with instant attention on them. Some might call it pressure but Head Brewer, Dave Padden, is sure to…

  • Young Henrys

    August 10, 2015

    Newtown’s own and an epicentre for craft beer in Sydney, Young Henrys are big into the community scene. They’re unabashed and unashamed about being what they are – slightly hipster, kinda rock…

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