The Sauce Brewing tap room opened up in late 2017 with an impressive array of stainless steel.
Among jaded craft beer enthusiasts the sight of stainless tanks does little to inspire the imagination anymore. Thankfully, the world is still full of people for whom seeing a commercial brewery is exciting.
At Sauce’s tap room, the size of the brew house is impressive even to the jaded beer drinkers. The number of tanks is awesome to behold. Keen eyed beer fans will notice a range of equipment that contributes to a pretty advanced brew kit. It’s all stuff that comes with a significant price tag.
No one can criticise Sauce of making their first steps into the local beer market tentative ones. The space is big, very big.
It’s almost of aircraft hangar proportions. The high ceiling, hard surface and clinical lend to the warehouse feel. It’s more brewery taproom than cellar door thanks to the industrial, echoey atmosphere.
It sits on a back street, around the corner from Wildflower Brewing & Blending. Marrickville is a hotspot for independent breweries so Sauce forms part of a very fun day which could also be spent at Grifter, Batch and BlackFont.
Welcoming To Locals
There’s an open space out the back of the venue. It’s not quite a beer garden in the traditional sense but when the sun comes out it’ll attract crowds of people, particularly Marrickville locals and those passing through on brewery tours.
While the stainless steel dominates the aesthetic of the taproom, the bar area is separated off nicely to become a focus in the venue.
There are a number of beers on tap, from the core range through to regular seasonals, such as Saucy Saison, and limited releases which you’ll be able to try at the tap room first.
These other small batch releases might include darker beers, accessible hoppy types, or whatever is new and trendy.
The Sauce tap room doesn’t have the same refined aesthetic of other nearby brewery venues but it provides a way for locals (and those inclined to seek out local beer) to get beer fresh from the source (pun intended).
Hours: Thur-Sat: 12pm-10pm, Sun: 12pm-8pm
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