One of Australia's longest-established craft breweries has called last drinks at its Sydney venue.
Redoak first opened the doors of their Clarence Street café back in 2004, heralding nigh on 20 years of beers, masterclasses, lively events and pioneering beer and food pairing paddles.
Many of those beers have claimed some of the most prestigious trophies on the planet along the way, but from midnight on June 11 they'll no longer be poured at the CBD venue.
In a statement announcing the closure, the siblings behind the brewery operation, Janet and David Hollyoak, said: "It’s no secret that the pandemic and the past few years has been tough on everyone. With the CBD a mere shell of what it used to be, despite our rebranding, pivoting, re-opening and re re-openings unfortunately the time has come on to seek a little more work life balance and for something better suited to the legacy and next chapter for Redoak."
As for future plans, they add: "Our original home has been the brewery 'out southwest' as we would say. However, the time has come for a change and to go back to our roots. We ask that you wait patiently as we get our 'original beer home' ready. Yes, you heard right, we will be inviting you to enjoy your next Redoak beer at the brewery – so stay tuned and very much 'watch this space'..."
They'll be pouring the last beer at Clarence Street on the stroke of midnight, June 11.
And we'll have more information on what their plans for the brewery "out southwest" once they've more to say.