Want that growler refilled but can’t make it all the way down Enmore Road to Young Henrys? Is Marrickville just too far to get to the sweet, sweet nectar at Batch?
Newtown Growler Depot sits on King Street, not far from Sydney Uni, right next to popular nightlife joint, the Malborough Hotel (Marly Bar).
The taps in their impressive growler filling machine (seriously, what a brilliant contraption!) change every so often. If you use the Now Tapped! app, which you should, you can check what they have on.
Not Just Growlers
They also have a brilliant selection in the fridges too. Lots of local brews from the above breweries as well as 4 Pines, Willie the Boatman and others.
You’ll also get Coopers, other Aussie craft beers from interstate as well as some awesome American beers and the odd pommy beer too. Increasingly, you’ll see New Zealand imports, such as Townshends or Garage Project.
The selection is tight, not exhaustive. But that’s a good thing. It means everything keeps ticking over and moving around ensuring it’s all fresh stuff.
The Staff Make The Bottle Shop
Everyone at Newtown Growler Depot is super helpful too. They’ll always offer a “hello” and a word of advice if you need it. So you should feel comfortable with asking them for recommendations, or enquiring about growlers.
Growlers are a really great way to buy beer. Although, a word of warning. It’s a lot of beer and it should really be consumed within two to three days so it’s often best to share with mates. You don’t want to open one up and leave it for a few days, the beer will oxidise and won’t taste as good as it will fresh. That’s just the way beer is.
Newtown Growler Depot also has a good selection of wine and a fair few ciders too, including some interesting stuff such as Sam Smith’s Organic Cider from the UK.
It’s in an accessible location and is definitely worth checking out, particularly for craft beer nerds. Check what’s on tap and head down with your empty growler (or just pick up a brand new one there) and enjoy some fresh and tasty local beer.
Hours: Until 10pm because, y’know… the government.
Now Tapped!: https://nowtapped.com/newtowngrowlerdepot
Is Newtown Growler Depot your local bottlo? Are you a keen growler refiller? Leave a comment and share what beers you like to pick up.