Stockade Brew Co sets date for Marrickville venue launch

Stockade Brew team (L-R) Daniel Fardon, James Dunlop, Anton Szpitalak & Jason Soto

Stockade Brew team (L-R) Daniel Fardon, James Dunlop, Anton Szpitalak & Jason Soto

Stockade Brew Co, Australia’s fastest growing independent craft beer producer, will lay down its roots in Marrickville this May with the launch of a fully operating brewery, tasting room and bar.

Located in an expansive old factory space, Stockade Brew Co will provide Sydney’s Inner West with its impressive portfolio of house beers, unique brews, tasting experiences and exciting collaborations with food, spirit and wine brands.

Stockade Brew Co will be home to a stunning bar and communal dining area fit for 250 guests and an intimate tasting room for fourteen guests.

The space, designed by RAD Studios, will feature steel screens and wooden furniture to create a space that is the perfect balance between Sydney’s many classic art deco pubs and the industrial atmosphere of the building and surrounding industry.

The brewery has also commissioned a bespoke bar front which has been made using repurposed barrel staves, taken from past barrels used for Stockade’s beers and customised lightbox menu boards and LED lighting from Lighting Culture & Macgyer.

Alongside the core range of four beers (8 Bit, Chop Shop, Duel and Hop Splicer) and limited-edition brews, Stockade Brew Co will also serve four revolving guest taps from the likes of Bucket Boys and Hop Nation, plus a rotation of four barrel-aged beers created and aged on-site.

Head Brewer Daniel Fardon is currently brewing
a 6.5% Kentucky bourbon barrel-aged IIPA in preparation for launch. Brewed using Us Cascade, Citra and Centennial hops, this limited edition IIPA features citrus and floral aromas, with light wood and bourbon notes.

Venue Manager Jason Soto is working closely with Urban Winery Co and a range of Australian craft distilleries to create an equally impressive wine and cocktail list catering to an abundance of varying taste buds. Wines are blended on site and aged in Stockade barrels, while cocktails like the gin-based ‘Hop Scotch’ or ‘Old Money Brandy Balloon’ use a rotating roster of spirits infused with Stockade hops.

On the food front, the team is joining forces with food trucks aficionados, Eat Drink Collective, to create a line-up of collaborations set to change monthly. Baby Rey’s is taking over for the first month, serving American-style burgers and fries.

For those wanting to hone their hop expertise, the brewery will also play host to tasting sessions, brewery tours, cocktail masterclasses, butchery masterclasses, beer and cheese pairings throughout the week, held in a private tasting room that features two of their large mixing barrels. Stockade Brew Co has started taking expressions of interests for tasting sessions, which will kick off early June.

The brewery is the brainchild of Stockade Brew Co’s Anton Szpitalak. Having launched the company in 2015, he wanted to create a space suited not only for those that enjoy drinking their brews, but also locals who prefer to unwind with a cocktail in hand.

“We’ve been really fortunate to have earned a lot of support for our beers over the last few years, so opening a space in the home of Sydney micro-brewing felt like the natural progression” says Szpitalak.

“A brewery is a place for a beer drinker to connect with brewers and the process behind it, so having the tasting room at the heart of the warehouse brings this to the forefront”.

“It was equally important for us to create a space that also suits those who might not drink beer, but still want to come out and have a good time. We are really excited to have collaborated with suppliers such as Urban Winery Co and Eat Drink Collective to build and conceptualise an expansive food and drinks offering that is truly unique to this brewery.”

Stockade Brew Co opens early May
 and can be found at 25 Cadogan Street, Marrickville, NSW.

Brewery openings are presented bySpark Breweries and Distilleries, the finest in-venue and production brewing systems available, with local design and support.

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