Philter Marrickville Nights

Philter Brewing

Published August 28, 2020

The Philter brand was born in Marrickville, during a neighbourly backyard chat over beers. And Philter’s new brewery has just opened in Marrickville, with a public bar to give locals a way to drink Philter beer fresh from the source. So it’s only fitting the first beer to come out of the brewery pays homage to the suburb where it all started.

Marrickville Nights is called a hoppy dark ale, but don’t expect it to be black - it’s more the golden brown of a lion’s mane, sitting in the glass with the cool majesty of the king of the beasts. Neither oppressive nor toothless, thick nor thin, it fills the mouth with softness and smoothness and nostalgic flavour. It exudes grapefruit and pine with the confident presence of Sydney humidity on a balmy evening, and finishes with a spicy bitterness like the coming of dawn after long hours sinking tinnies in the backyard.

Marrickville is spelled out in metallic hot pink lettering on the label (yes, it’s as sexy as it sounds), and infuses every sip with its grungy yet inviting vibe. Marrickville is Philter’s home and Marrickville Nights is where the heart is.

Mick Wust

Hoppy Dark Ale
Philter Brewing

92-98 Sydenham Road

(02) 9199 9655
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 5pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm (reservation only)
Sunday: midday to 6pm (reservation only)