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 hotel still going, having started up in the mid 1800s. In the 1980s the brewery was added to make it what it is today (barring a bit of restoration here and there).
It’s clear then where the pedigree comes from – years of experience. And it shows in the ales. Inspired by their British heritage, they’re making beers in a truly English style.
Lord Nelson are vocal about their commitment to natural ingredients and it’s a quality which is evident when you try one of their beers, especially if you try them fresh in the hotel. Here you can see the next batch in the fermenters just metres from the bar.
The actual brewing occurs around the hotel in a number of rooms.
Of course, it’s a tourist hotspot but the hotel itself retains the charm of a traditional English village local.
Lord Nelson offer something different to the hopped up IPAs and sours which are currently in fashion but the beers they are producing are perfectly on style and incredibly tasty.
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