Sauce Brewing Co


Sauce Brewing Co

1A Mitchell St
NSW 2204

(02) 9145 8288
Open Hours

Weds & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 9pm

Mon to Fri: 10am to 4pm, and when the Taproom is open

Regular events

Food trucks every weekend

With the Australian craft beer industry’s rapid growth since the Noughties, its propensity for attracting interesting individuals, and the fact that you get to spend a lot of time drinking beer, it’s easy to understand why so many people have ditched successful careers in other, often more lucrative, fields to pursue a dream of becoming part of the scene. Mike Clarke is one of them.

Having spent two decades working in IT and telecommunications he called time on that career and began sniffing around for a new challenge, something he could launch himself into with fresh energy and build from the ground up. The search led him as far as his garage where, having graduated from a simple stovetop setup, a growing obsession with home brewing had ballooned out to something incorporating multiple vessels, a four tap keg system and nine fridges.

So sprawling would this setup become that he and his wife Katie would soon be forced to move house to accommodate it – possibly not something envisioned when she introduced him to her own brewing hobby when they first began dating. With that kind of trajectory, opening a commercial brewery almost became a given and a plan was duly hatched.

There’s a school of thought that the best way to succeed as a brewer in the modern Australian beer market is either by opening a small brewpub and catering to locals, or by going down the path of a larger production brewery that distributes more widely. Mike effectively chose both.

Having launched the Sauce brand (the name being a slice of slang he took a liking to one night over a few beers) as a gypsy brewer at the end of 2016, he locked in a large warehouse site in Sydney’s busy beer hub of Marrickville and began an arduous process of converting the infrastructure into something capable of housing a full production brewery. It took a lot of tradies and the best part of a year, but in October 2017 the roller door opened to the public for the first time.

Visitors were greeted by a state of the art setup featuring all the mod cons a brewer could want, from a highly automated brewhouse to a pilot system for experimentation, a canning line to a roof covered in solar panels – even so far as a lighting system that automatically adjusts to the ambient conditions.

Opposite the mountain of high spec tech stuff is a bar pouring 12 taps of Sauce, serving tasting paddles and selling fresh takeaways. Beyond that, at the rear of the warehouse, is the piece de resistance in the form of an enormous urban beer garden. From the front you’d never guess such a space existed, but as soon as you set foot on the (fake) grass you’re glad it does; for the array of experiences on offer across the Inner West breweries, there’s something special about simply enjoying a beer with greenness beneath your feet and bright blue skies above.

As for the beer you’ll be drinking, the core range – which was given a makeover in early 2023 – is made up of six beers, well hopped according to Mike’s personal tastes. Road trip the USA with their raw and bold West Coast IPA and smooth and juicy New England IPA, or chill out with the fruity, quenching Hazy Pale Ale. On the lighter end, there’s the crisp Premium Lager, the chunky Pale Ale and a really kicking Pacific Ale that's the perfect summer beer garden quencher at a sly 3.5 percent ABV.

Expect the unexpected on the remaining six taps, a rotating lineup of whatever creation the Sauce brewers have dreamt up on a whim. Roasted pineapple XPAs, single hop IPAs and all manner of cocktail beers such as Mimosa Gose, Pornstar IPA, Bloody Mary Gose and more, popping up to surprise and delight you. Generally, there's always one rotating sour and one rotating dark beer so you’re sure to find a fleeting love on the Sauce taps.

With a beer range this diverse you are well prepared to match your schooner with something from the rotation of independent food tents that set up out the front; they've previously featured the like of cheese steaks, jerked chicken and American BBQ.

With a grand home of their own firmly established in the heart of one of the country's busiest beer trails, a taproom that bustles, and beer that's picked up a few trophies over the years, there are plenty of reasons to get on the Sauce.

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Core Range

Sauce Brewing Premium Lager
Sauce Brewing Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing Hazy Pale Ale
Hazy Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing New England IPA
New England IPA
Sauce Brewing West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
Sauce Brewing Pacific Ale
Mid-Strength Pacific Ale
Sauce Brewing Frisson Hard Seltzer
Raspberry Seltzer

Limited Releases

Sauce Brewing Strawberry & Rhubarb Sour, Infrared IPA & Imperial Stout Triple Cask
Fruited Sour & Red IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
5.0% & 7.0% & 11.0%
Sauce Brewing Nectaron Mist & Choc NEIPA
Hazy IPA & Chocolate NEIPA
6.8% & 6.0%
Sauce Brewing Blood Orange & Peach Sour and Galaxy & Coconut Water XPA
Fruit Sour & Coconut Water XPA
5.0% & 4.8%
Sauce Brewing Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
Sauce Brewing Peaches & Oat Cream IPA
Oat Cream IPA ft Peaches
Sauce Brewing Gin-Melon Bush Sour, Experiment 104 & Superdelic (fragilisticexpialidocious)
Fruited Gin Sour, XPA & NZ IPA
5.0% & 4.7% & 6.4%
Sauce Mango & Guava Juicy IIPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
Fruited IIPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
8.0% & 11.0%
Sauce Brewing Mandarin Wild Sour Ale & Dark Choc Porter
Fruit Sour & Chocolate Porter
5.0% & 5.5%
Sauce Brewing Pornstar Cocktail IPA
Hazy IPA
6.5% ABV
Sauce Brewing Chill Factor 2023
Cold IPA
Sauce Brewing Beer Selfie Oat Cream IPA
Oat Cream IPA
Sauce Brewing Toasted Pineapple Strong XPA
Toasted Pineapple Strong XPA
Sauce Brewing Co Infrared Red IPA & Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Red IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
7.0% & 12.0%
Sauce Brewing Tr!ple & Squeak & Egg Hunt Choc Stout
Mango Milkshake IIPA & Chocolate Stout
9.0% & 6.0%
Sauce Brewing Flat White & Long Black IPAs
Coffee IPAs
Sauce Brewing Inoculation Booster Shot Juicy IIPA
Juicy IIPA
Sauce Brewing Co Chill Factor & Daywalker
Cold IPA & Spiced Ginger Beer
6.0% & 5.5%
Sauce First, Second Dose & Isolation Island IPAs & BA Quad
Various IPAs & A Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad
6.0% & 6.0% & 7.0% & 9.0%
Sauce Brewing Bruclipse TDH Juicy IPA
Juicy IPA
Sauce Brewing Strawberry Dreamshake & Mimosa Gose
Milkshake IPA & Gose
7.0% & 3.5%
Sauce Brewing Triple & Squeak & Curaçao Dreams
Triple Mango Milkshake IPA & Blue Curaçao Milkshake IPA
11.0% & 7.0%
Sauce Brewing Simples Lager
Sauce Brewing Pineapple Squeak & Extra Extra-Hop Sauce
Pineapple NEIPA & Double IPA
6.2% & 8.2%
Sauce Brewing Mango Squeak NEIPA
Sauce Brewing Oat & Aboat Oat Cream IIPA
Oat Cream IIPA
Sauce Brewing Mango Madness Milkshake IPA & Zoooom Choc-Pecan Mudcake Stout
Milkshake IPA & Dessert Stout
7.0% & 9.0%
Sauce Brewing Caribbean Fog
Hazy Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing Co Sabarillo Juicy IPA
Juicy IPA
Sauce Brewing Recovery Bloody Mary Gose
Bloody Mary Gose
Sauce Brewing Mosalaxy IPA & Sunrise In Berlin
Juicy IPA & Fruit Sour
7.5% & 4.1%
Sauce & Garage Beer Co Citrus Haze IPA
Hazy IPA
Sauce Brewing Mosarillo Juicy IIPA
Sauce Brewing Lemon, Lime & Bitterness Units
Brut IPA
Sauce & Bar Pop Isolation Island NEIPA
Sauce Brewing O Oh! Cascadia
Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Sauce Brewing Dark Rice Lager & Fresh Hop Sauce & Imperial Stout 2019
Various styles
4.0% & 6.5% & 10.7%
Sauce Brewing Follow Your Passion
Passionfruit Berliner Weisse
Sauce Brewing Egg Hunt Chocolate Stout
Chocolate Stout
Sauce Brewing Infrared Red IPA
Sauce Brewing Summer Smoothie & Belgian IPA
Hazy IPA & Belgian IPA
7.2% & 6.0%
Sauce Brewing 12 Hayz of Xmas
Hazy IPAs
Sauce Brewing DIPApotamus
West Coast Double IPA
Sauce Brewing Pazy Hale
New England Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing Peach Sauce – RETIRED
Peach Berliner Weisse
Sauce Brewing You Bruty! IPA
Brut IPA
Sauce brewing Breakfast Smoothie & Super Saison
New England IPA & Saison
7.0% & 7.2%
Sauce Brewing O Cascadia
Cascadian Dark Ale
Sauce Brewing Trubble & Squeak
Imperial Mango NEIPA
Sauce Brewing Fresh-Hop Sauce WXXPA
Hop Harvest Ale
Sauce Brewing Son Of A Peach
Berliner Weisse
Sauce Brewing Piss-Weak Sauce – SUPERSEDED
Session IPA
Sauce Brewing Bubble & Squeak NEIPA
New England Style IPA
Sauce Brewing Saucy Pils –RETIRED
NZ Pilsner
Sauce Brewing Co Extra-Hop Sauce
West Coast IPA
Sauce Brewing Co Saucy Saison
Sauce Brewing Co Hop Sauce – SUPERSEDED
American Pale Ale
Sauce Brewing Co Mega-Hop Sauce – RETIRED
Double IPA
Sauce Brewing Co Saucy Red
Red Ale