Since relaunching in 2016, Stockade Brew Co has made some waves in the craft brewing industry, having won over 50 Australian beer awards in the last two years and turning out some of the Great Australiasian Beer Spectapular's wackier drops. Now, it's finally opening its own joint in Sydney's booming craft beer suburb on Thursday, June 14.
Located in an old factory space in Marrickville, the production brewery and bar boasts a communal dining space for 250 punters, plus a 14-person tasting room for private parties. Designed by RAD Studios, the fit-out includes terracotta tiles and blackbutt timber furniture that gives the industrial space an art deco feel, plus a custom-built bar made with up-cycled barrels and lightbox menu boards.
Stockade's sessionable core five beers will be poured alongside the brewery's out-there seasonal releases. The maple syrup-infused imperial stout will be available exclusively at the venue and the award-winning imperial stout Old Money will be on tap for the launch.
The Stockade brews will sit next to guest taps pouring the likes of Marrickville locals Bucket Boys and Melbourne's Hop Nation. Patrons can also expect wines from Urban Winery Sydney blended on-site in Stockade barrels and hop-infused cocktails using spirits from Australian craft distilleries. Hop Dreams, for example, will feature a combination of gin and house-made citrus liqueur.
For beer nibbles, the team has gone down the food truck route, and will be teaming up with Eat Drink Collective for an offering that changes each month. American burger truck Baby Rey's will kick things off when the brewpub opens, before pan-Asian Tsuru takes over in August, Grease 'n' Grind in September and La Raza Mexican Cantina in October. Tasting sessions, brewery tours, butchery and cocktail masterclasses and beer and cheese pairings will round out this massive offering later in the year, too.
Stockade Brew Co brewery and bar will open on Thursday, June 14 25 Cadagon Street, Marrickville.