Sydney Brewery have been around for a while now and it’s been a long and interesting journey.
Under a former guise, they were located, of all places, inside a CBD hotel. It’s not the most likely place to find a fully functioning brewery but that’s where they called home. They brewed for the hotel chain and bar in World Square. The bar, called The Cidery, relaunched in 2017 with a new look.
These days, Sydney Brewery has moved north to Lovedale. It’s this new location that has leant its name to one of their newer and most well-received beers, Lovedale Lager. Approachable and brewed to a traditional style, it’s picked up a number of awards from renowned beer competitions.
Sydney Brewery saw the benefit of including a sense of place in the naming of their beers. Following the example set by the brewery name, they began naming their beers after Sydney suburbs from Paddo Pale to Darlo Dark through to Surry Hills Pils and Potts Point Porter.
This trend of local branding is something we’ve seen continue across the Australian beer scene, as well as in the US and UK. Sydney Brewery were pretty early to it, particularly in tapping into the names of affluent inner city suburbs. A smart move that marks them out as providing for local beer lovers.
Their beers can be found around Sydney at a number of crafty pubs and bars but their bottles also line the shelves of many bottle shops around the Metro area.
Locals at Quarrymans Hotel will be familiar with them. The pub and brewery have collaborated on beers in the past.
Like many small breweries, they also have a couple of ciders and can be regularly found at beer festivals around New South Wales and the ACT.
- Lovedale Lager
- Paddo Pale
- Darlo Dark
- Surry Hills Pils
- Glamarama Summer Ale
- Potts Point Porter
- Pyrmont Rye IPA
- Woolloomooloo Wheat