The Tour-worthy Craft Beer Scene of one of the World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods
Not only one of the world’s top 10 coolest neighbourhoods as voted by TimeOut, Marrickville is also home to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best craft beer scenes. So whether you’re a major fan of the golden ale or just enjoy the odd pint, you will be positively spoiled for choice in Marrickville. Home to a number NSW’s best craft breweries, Marrickville attracts locals and visitors alike, and if you are really keen, you can even make a day of it on The Legendary Marrickville Brewery Tour. So here’s the lowdown:
Willie the Boatman – Intriguingly named after the legend of a convict boatman, this is open Thursday to Sunday for a behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made. The proud owners of this Sydney institution name all of their beer after mates – Try Crazy Ivan IPA, Black Bunny, Albo American and Rachel for starters.
Batch Brewing Company – As their name suggests, this brewery makes their beers in the old-fashioned way, batch by batch. Most famous for their big, bold flavours, here they believe variety is the spice of life, changing their offer every two weeks. Go for gold with the 6 sample beer paddle or for the less daring try the India Pale Ale or current equivalent.
Wildflower Brewing and Blending – Made using wild NSW yeasts and bacteria with barrel ageing techniques, Wildflower creates one-of-a-kind Belgian-style sour ales, famous for their tart characteristics
Stockade Brew Co – Don’t despair if you are not a beer lover, as Stockade also serve cocktails. Serving their core five beers, they also serve up out-there seasonal releases. At this point, you are going to need some food to soak up all the alcohol, and to do just that, nothing beats a burger! Local food truck Baby Rey’s Burgers offers delectable burgers to choose from.
Sauce Brewing Co – Featuring the best beer garden in Sydney, and offering the best craft beers on the planet from twelve taps, you can’t go past Sauce. Add to this food trucks from Friday to Sunday and Thursday Night Pizzas, you’ll keep coming back for more at this comfy, laid-back watering hole.
The Grifter – One of the Inner West’s busiest breweries, The Grifter has achieved a cult-like status for its seasonable and limited release beers. It does nostalgically retain the first commercial beer the three owners ever made, the Edward Pale Ale. The pool room and rotating pop-up food stalls are great attractions, as is the fact that The Grifter is kid and pet friendly.
Whether you are a beer lover or teetotaller, at Wicks Place on the Park, you are ideally placed to enjoy the best Marrickville has to offer. With a great selection of architecturally designed, fantastically finished apartments to choose from, you’re sure to find the home that’s right for you in one of the world’s Top Ten Coolest Locations!