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 brewbar in the thick of the Inner West’s craft beer heartland. Sydney-based brewers Philter Brewing is set to join the ranks of Marrickville’s breweries with a new venue slated to open in early 2020. The Philter crew are set to take over an old yogurt factory just a stone’s throw from Wicks Park on Sydenham Road, with a dedicated space made for pouring fresh kegs of their award-winning brews.
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 is set to open in Marrickville in 2020. We’ll keep you updated with more details once they come to hand.
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