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7th Day Brewery

Visit Brookvale's local taphouse for award-winning brews, trivia, live tunes and cheap eats.
By Cordelia Williamson
July 01, 2023
By Cordelia Williamson
July 01, 2023

What started out as a humble hunt for the perfect pilsner took head brewer Mike Beresford Jones on a decade-long quest. This brought him from making a home brewing kit and going on a beer-making journey through The Netherlands to creating a brewery in his own garage.

Then word got out about just how bloody good his beers were during a crowdfunding and recruitment drive, and he decided to finally open 7th Day Brewing — a brewery bar deep in the Northern Beaches. The result of all this is a venue that is all about community, sustainability and damn fine beer.

These days, 7th Day is firmly entrenched in the community and churns out beers like the Mango Hazy IPA, Pacific Ales, Raspberry Sour Cider, XPAs and the famous pilsner. The taps rotate regularly but rest assured, plenty of fine drops are available at all times.

The main bar at 7th Day Brewery in Sydney.

The brewery's atmosphere is friendly, unpretentious, and almost entirely recycled. Timber stairs that once adorned the brewery's front suddenly became a beautiful wooden bar, while the fence out the back is made from old timber palates. Blokes relieve themselves against recycled kegs (in the urinals) while disused surfboards create the signage and chandelier above the hot-yellow pool table. There's a hydroponic plant wall, which we're guessing also does a lot of good, sustainable stuff.

It's open Wednesday to Sunday with plenty of shenanigans all week —think pizzas and trivia on Wednesdays, food specials on Thursdays, cheap pints on Fridays, DJ sets and a dance floor on Saturdays and live music on Sundays. If you're a Northern Beaches local, get there as soon as possible. And if you're not, be sure to set aside a weekend and make a mission of it.

The vibe from the beaches is hard to replicate, but the 7th Day Brewery crew has it sorted. And it all started with a home brew kit and a garage brewery.

The busy bar at 7th Day Brewery in Sydney.

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