Focusing on small batches, Ekim are pumping out some fantastic beers right here in Sydney, via head brewer Mike Jorgensen’s roots in Denmark.
The name is rooted in the brewery’s Danish heritage and carries a viking theme.
Ekim Brewing want their beers to be balanced and drinkable. And that’s exactly what they are, albeit with a hop focus.
A lot of care goes into the brewing and packaging and Jorgensen and co are hot on ensuring their beer is enjoyed fresh and in its best possible condition.
Jorgenson and Ekim are now based in Mt Kuring-gai and are producing an ever increasing quantity of beer in the brewery they share.
As with many small breweries, much of the compulsion to brew comes from a frustration at what was previously on offer. Ekim describes this as “a rebellion against mass produced beer”.
Beer For North Of The Bridge
Sydney’s craft beer hotspots have mostly been focused around the inner west and northern beaches. Sydneysiders north of the bridge are pretty well served by Modus Operandi, 4 Pines and Nomad but go further afield and it can be tricky to get hold of quality, locally produced beer. So it’s a boon for locals in the area to have a brewery like Ekim on their doorstep.
At the moment they’re mostly serving New South Wales but this could change if they continue to grow and demand stays high (which surely it will). You’ll find Ekim beers at various pubs around Sydney, as well as at events such as GABS and Sydney Beer Week.
Get Ekim Beer Fresh
It’s always worth checking out Ekim on Now Tapped! to see where you can get hold of their beers. They’re certainly worth seeking out.
Given the hop focus of Ekim’s beers, it’s worth drinking them fresh. That means from the cellar door which opens most Fridays. The brewery’s Instagram account is the best place to check whether they’re open.
If you can’t make it to the brewery, reputable bars such as Bitter Phew will sometimes have them on as a fresh option.
You can find out more about Ekim Brewing on their website.