Sydney Brewery

It's been all change for one of Sydney's longest established microbreweries in recent years. The former Schwartz Brewery that was once located in the belly of the Macquarie Hotel in the city's CBD upped sticks and now operates out of a spanking new brewery that opened in Lovedale, in the Hunter Valley, in March 2014.

There, head brewer Mike Capaldo remains in charge and continues to produce beers predominantly of the paler and approachable sort that continue – in the case of the Lovedale Lager in particular – to pick up medals and trophies.

The original brewery was opened in 2005, an 800 litre wood clad brewhouse from the UK that supplied not only the hotel bars upstairs but also many others around Australia within the hotel chain. The headquarters are now in Sydney’s World Square, where you'll also find ‘The Cidery’ and a full production bottling line.

At the same time as the brewery was rebranded as the Sydney Brewery, the beers and cider also took on names to reflect the brewery's original home. Today, there are seven kinds of "suburban" beer, including the most popular Surry Hills Pils, Paddo Pale, Glamarama Summer Ale and Darlo Dark, now – like the Lovedale Lager – all available in draught and bottles. Completing the set is the Sydney Cider.

The Sydney address is listed. The Lovedale Brewery is located on the site of the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley.

Name
Sydney Brewery
Address

389 Pitt St
World Square
Sydney 2002

Phone
(02) 8262 8888
Website

Sydney Brewery Regulars

Sydney Brewery Paddo Pale

Brewer's notes: Triple hopped American Pale Ale using Galaxy, Cascade and Amarillo hops. ··· Read more
Style
Pale Ale
Strength
5.0%

Sydney Brewery Pyrmont Rye IPA

*Brewer's notes: Using 5 varieties of U.S hops creates a wonderful spicy bitterness on the palate, which compliments the rich abundance of malt and hop flavour. ··· Read more
Style
Rye IPA
Strength
6.5%

Sydney Brewery Lovedale Lager

Given their brewery is no longer in Sydney yet most of its beers and ciders take their names from areas of Sydney, it seems only right that the relocated Sydney Brewery (formerly Schwartz) should honour its new home in the Hunter Valley with one beer. It does so with the Lovedale Lager, a faithful interpretation of the classic German beers that, along with those inspired by Czech pilsners, took over the world. The beer is doing a good job of honouring Lovedale in more than just name too: it has been ··· Read more
Style
Munich Helles
Strength
4.7%

Sydney Brewery Surry Hills Pils

Brewer's notes: The big floral aromatic hop character doesn't fight with the oh-so-rich malty mouth flavour, it dances with it. Then there's the fruity spicy bitterness that brings it all together, and finishes it off beautifully. ··· Read more
Style
Pilsner
Strength
5.0%

Sydney Brewery Paddo Pale

Brewer's note: Like the suburb it was named after, this ale arguably has it all. Somehow though everything's kept in just the right balance and proportions. Which of course only goes to make it more desirable and appealing. So, on first tasting, look for a true citrus and floral ale aroma, but then stand back for a full malt experience in the mouth, followed by a big bitter finish Hey, that's great. Our Paddo Pale is triple hopped with Cascade, Galaxy and Amarillo hop flavours. See, it's got it all. ··· Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
5.0%

Sydney Brewery Darlo Dark

Brewer's note: A bold lager with a dark side, a rich, deep, slightly chocolatey dark side. But it also has a soft side, balanced, surprisingly refreshing and smooth. ··· Read more
Style
Dark Lager
Strength
5.9%

Sydney Brewery Glamarama

Brewer's notes: If it's not the look that's hot it's the weather. Or being summer in Sydney's east, it's both. Sizzling sultrily hot. Boy, do you need a beer. So here's to another perfect Summer Ale! Crisp and clean, light and refreshing, like the way you like your waves. And as for that cheeky little touch of tropical fruit and pineapple you detect every time you take a sip? That's nature's way of telling you it's going to be a long hot summer. But just stay cool and reach for another. ··· Read more

Sydney Brewery Specials

Sydney Brewery Belgian Saison

Tapped October 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Belgian Abbey and French Saison, offering a complex yeast character complimented by a Rye and Marris Otter malt base. ··· Read more
Style
Saison
Strength
8.0%

Sydney Brewery Potts Point Porter

Tapped July 15th, 2011
Brewer's notes: Complex and rich, perfectly rounded with chocolate and coffee impressions. ··· Read more
Style
Porter
Strength
5.5%

Sydney Brewery Light Rail Ale

Tapped December 28th, 2016
Brewer's notes: A session beer that still appeases the need for flavour. A copper hue runs through this Californian common, with balanced additions of Northern Brewer and Galaxy hops on the pallet and a hint of Amarillo on the nose. ··· Read more
Style
California Common
Strength
3.5%

Sydney Brewery Coogee Kolsch

Tapped December 2nd, 2016
Brewer's notes: Brewed with traditional Kolsch yeast, this beer combines a soft malt profile with a balanced and crisp noble hop character. ··· Read more
Style
Kolsch
Strength
5.1%

Sydney Brewery Pyrmont Double Rye IPA

Tapped October 21st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Brewed with Chinook, Enigma and Columbus hops this new world Rye IPA has all the old world character of traditional German malts, combined with pure hunter valley water. ··· Read more
Style
Double IPA
Strength
8.0%

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