Casey’s brewery is part contract facility, part production arm of a home brew mecca and a craft brewery for western Sydney locals.
Pat Casey is the person behind Casey’s Brewery in Penrith, as well as a home brew supply store. The brewery facility itself has played host to many of Sydney’s gypsy brewers.
All this combined has led Casey’s to be a mainstay and a local key icon of the Sydney beer scene, particularly in the west.
The scale of production is still very small at Casey’s and while you may occasionally see bottles pop up at specialist bottle shops such as Bucket Boys in Marrickville, the beers are primarily self-distributed. Customers can order directly from the brewery website and receive regular cases of their favourite beer, or a combination of the staples alongside whatever seasonal release is currently doing the rounds.
The focus for Casey’s beers is on approachability and sessionabilty. They’re primarily low ABV beers that hark back to traditional British and Australian styles. Much of the influence comes from time Pat Casey spent in the United Kingdom.
Among the stable of bottled beers is a golden ale inspired by traditional pilsners, a dark ale that calls back to Toohey’s Old and traditional English dark beers, and an American amber ale featuring bold C-hops.
Low Key Western Sydney Mainstay
Perhaps the most iconic part of the brewery is the copper jacketed Bohemian steam-fired brewing system that was sourced second-hand from the USA. In a landscape filled with stainless steel, this piece of brewing equipment has real character. However, the piece in the puzzle that really kicked things on for Casey’s was a cool room, allowing him to store packaged beer before shipping it to customers.
Casey’s is an important part of the Sydney beer scene, particular in western Sydney as a place for home brewers to develop their craft, up and coming gypsy brewers to cut their teeth and scale up production, and for locals to enjoy fresh beer made on their doorstep.
- Lounge (Pale Golden Ale)
- Night (Black Ale)
- Titfer (“3C” American Amber Ale)