Located in a restored factory, FogHorn was born out of a desire to bring good beer, American-inspired food and eclectic music to Newcastle. Since then, the venue has thrived, and is now a buzzing restaurant, live music venue and brewery.
What is said to be Newcastle's first craft brewery, FogHorn Brewhouse features four 1800-litre-serving tanks and hosts regular entertaining and educational brewery tours for $5 at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. It has a whopping 16 beers on tap, which currently includes the Severus (named after that professor), an American brown ale with a dark caramel malt flavour, the sessionable Boganaire IPA and the Rejuvenator — a rich and malty German-style lager.
Its food menu is equally extensive, with large New York-style slices of pepperoni pizza, chilli cheese-loaded fried, buffalo hot wings (with blue cheese sauce, of course), philly cheesesteaks and banoffee pie. If you're after something lighter to go with your beer, there are also salads made with jerk chicken, roasted sweet potato and caramelised walnuts.