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Village Days Brewing Co.

Gladesville has scored a breezy craft brewery and taproom with a master brewer from Germany.
By Ben Hansen
January 02, 2024
By Ben Hansen
January 02, 2024

Sydney gets a lot of things right. The harbour? Check. Charcoal chicken? Check. Bottomless Brunch? Check. But one thing that sometimes flies under the radar is our world-class collection of breweries. And while Marrickville remains the epicentre of Sydney's brewery scene, there are craft tap rooms across the city.

One such addition to the Sydney craft beer scene is Village Days Brewing Co., which opened in Gladesville in late 2023, bringing a classic spread of craft brews and a breezy taproom to an area that was once an early trailblazer in Australian brewing.

Founder Dan Smith, Head Brewer Patrick Menschik and the Village Days team are currently churning out a range of 12 beers. Menschik joined the team directly from Germany, where he was trained as a German Brew Master and worked at Weyermann in Bavaria. This German influence can be spotted throughout the varieties Viallge Days is producing, but there's still a uniquely Australian touch to its lineup.

The classics are infused with local pride, sporting names like the 2111 Lager and Glades Pale, while a few European varieties and funkier creations can be found. Dark beer fans can opt for the oatmeal stout, while those looking for a light, refreshing sip can enjoy a couple of Czech pilsners.

Located just off Victoria Road, the simple open-plan Village Days warehouse taproom invites you to sample your way through the roster alongside a guest tap or two.

Open Wednesday–Sunday, Village Days is sure to be a hit on weekends over summer — but keep in mind, if you visit on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, you can snag yourself a deal. Take $3 off every pint and $2 off every half-serve from 4–6pm on Wednesdays and 3–6pm Thursdays. After-work beers, anyone?

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