The crew behind Australia’s most sessionable beer is the latest addition to Marrickville’s growing brewery scene.
For lovers of lagers and ales, the Inner West is a must-visit destination. From the bustling pubs lining Newtown’s King Street to the warehouse breweries dotted across Marrickville and beyond, there is something to see at every turn for craft beer aficionados. And the best bit? You can journey from venue to venue on foot to save on the costs ordering Ubers to get you from A to B.
In big news just announced, another new player is set to open a brew bar in the thick of the Inner West’s craft beer heartland. Sydney-based brewers Philter Brewing has just opened a dedicated battleshop at 92-98 Sydenham Road, Marrickville. The new spot will be selling cartons, four and six-packs, squealers and growlers of their top-notch brews (including their XPA, red ale, lager, IPA and seasonal stout). In July, the location will also be home to Philter’s new brewery and taproom.
The Philter team are no strangers to good press. Since launching back in 2017, the crew has been passionately brewing great-tasting, accessible and sessionable craft beer (with their XPA taking out the Champion Pale Ale at the 2017 Craft Beer Awards, just four months after launching to market). The trio of founders is headed up Sam, one of Australia’s first female brewers with an impressive 20 years experience under her belt with the likes of Little Creatures and Young Henry’s.
For the team, opening in the inner west was a deliberate decision. “It was always going to be Marrickville. We’ve been searching for the perfect site since we started and Marrickville was always the aim. Mick and I are neighbours, just up the road from the new site, and Sam is an inner westie, too. Marrickville is the craft beer capital of NSW, but it’s also home – we’re chuffed to be opening in our own neighbourhood,” explains co-founder Stef.
So, what can you expect from Philter’s first brewery and taproom? Although details are still scarce at this stage the venue is set to take inspiration from Philter’s one-of-a-kind branding. Located in close proximity to Batch, Sauce, Wildflower, Grifter, and Willie The Boatman, this new venue is set to be in good company.
“We’re keeping a lot of this close to our chest for the time being – you’ll have to wait and see! But I can tell you that there’ll be about 12 taps and you should expect something that will be uniquely Philter,” tells Sam.
Philter’s brewery and taproom are set to open in Marrickville in July 2020. We’ll keep you updated with more details once they come to hand. Swing by the Philter Bottle Shop at 92-98 Sydneyham Road, Marrickville, open 3-7pm Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturdays and 12pm-4pm Sundays.
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