Staves is a brewpub based in Glebe delivering on the mantra of “proper beer”.
Much of the Staves story revolves around the venue near Broadway shopping centre but they’re a significant enough part of the Sydney beer landscape to warrant their own brewery page.
They were initially announced as a British-style real ale venue to be named Iron Awe. The predictable but no less painful delays and planning issues prevented the venue opening as anticipated. A few years later and they finally opened, initially as a bar but it wasn’t long before they were brewing their own beer.
While Steve Drissell is the man behind the brewpub, with experience in judging beer competition and brewing his own quality beers, he brought on a head brewer in Liam Jackson. Liam’s an Aussie who started out at BrewPack before working as a brewer in Vancouver, Canada. Staves presented Liam with an opportunity for a return to Sydney.
The real ale side of things didn’t eventuate as expected, aside from some Sydney Craft Beer Week events. Instead the brewery now focuses on a range of styles, from approachable lagers and pale ales through to oatmeal stouts and seasonal releases like their Belgian black IIPA and Galaxy kettle sour.
After cementing their place in the Sydney beer scene, Staves beers started popping up at other venues, including Harts Pub in The Rocks. The scale of production remains small however.
In fact, punters at the venue can look at the extent of the brewing capacity behind the bar. Nevertheless, it’s a brewery which has placed itself in the hearts of both craft beer enthusiasts and the general beer drinker.
Read more about the brewery on their website.
- Pale Ale
- Oatmeal Stout
- Belgian Black IPA
- Ardennes Table Beer
- Imperial Stout
- Golden Ale
- Galaxy Kettle Sour