Within the Sydney craft beer scene, there’s a sub-culture – gypsy brewers. Some of these, like The Grifter Brewing Co, are starting to put down roots.
It was at the Newtown brewery that they had their own tank and used it to keep up with the growing demand for their beer.
For home brewers having a crack at the pro life, to have their beers become such an instant hit must be a massive coup. They haven’t rested on their laurels though but have used their popularity to experiment with a diverse range of beers, from Black IPAs, through to Oatmeal stouts and Belgian Saisons.
The Grifter guys put emphasis on drinking locally so their beers can mostly be found around Sydney’s Inner West where they now have a base in Marrickville, along with an excellent cellar door.
Whether this new home will lead them to bottle their beer remains to be seen. As for now, it can mostly be found on tap, or if you’re lucky enough, by the growler.
For locals, Grifter beer is always worth checking out. Partly because it’s such great beer, but partly because the Grifter guys still give it the personal touch. They deliver the beers themselves and there’s a real handmade feel to their brews.
It’s in the best interests of Sydney beer enthusiasts to keep supporting and drinking The Grifter beer, if only so they become more readily available.
- Pale Ale (Australian Pale Ale)
- Bright Eye (Pilsner)
- Big Sur (West Coast IPA)
- Serpents Kiss (Watermelon Pilsner)
- Fresh & Clean (India Pale Lager)
- The Omen (Oatmeal Stout)
- Iron Wizard (Black IPA)
- Acid Drop (Berliner Weisse)
- The Horses Head (Red Ale)
- Demon Lungs (Smoked Porter)
- Magic Mountain (NZ IPA)
- Steam Dream (California Common)