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Freshwater Brewing Company Has Just Opened Its Northern Beaches Taproom and Restaurant

This welcoming 120-seat taproom and brewery is serving approachable beers and fresh seafood.
By Ben Hansen
September 26, 2022
By Ben Hansen
September 26, 2022

Northern Beaches residents rejoice — if you've already made your way through the area's current selection of top-notch beachside breweries, there's a fresh new spot to add to your must-try list. Freshwater Brewing Company has just unveiled a 120-capacity taproom and restaurant pouring its array of approachable craft beer creations.

This fresh new face on the local brewing scene was established in 2020, releasing its first beer, the Freshie Pils, in July of last year. Since then, the Freshwater Brewing Company stocklist has expanded to include two more pilsners — the Pacific Pils and the Duke's Czech Pilsner — the Mexican-style Wedge Cerveza and the Secrets Hazy Pale.

All five of these beers will be available across the brewery's 14 taps, accompanied by a bright, welcoming space and a memorable food menu crafted by Michelin-trained chef Daniel Wilson (ex-Dandy London).

The eats are designed around backyard barbecue classics like prawn skewers, seafood platters, fish finger sandwiches and pork, cumin and harissa sausage rolls served with a fennel mayo. Over time, the team promises the menu will grow, with a continued focus on fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients.

Behind the bar sits a range of wines, curated alongside a bright summery spritz to accompany frothy beers on warm Sydney days.

"Community is in the brand's DNA, and this gives us an opportunity to create a space for our friends, family and neighbours, and create a brewery for all that embodies the Australian surf lifestyle," Freshwater Brewing Company co-founder Jonny Bucknall says.

The best part of all this? Freshwater is pooch-friendly, so you'll never have to leave your best four-legged mate behind again.

Freshwater Brewing Company is located at 4 Powells Road, Brookvale. Its taproom and restaurant is open 4–11pm Wednesday–Thursday, 4pm–midnight Friday, midday–midnight Saturday and midday–10pm Sunday.

Images: Luisa Brimble

Published on September 26, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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