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How can we brew a beer even better than the last? It’s the question we ask ourselves every day. Sometimes at 3am, too.
Once upon a time...
Built in 1912 in the beautiful Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, our building housed 'The Echo', the local paper for many a year. Later it allegedly passed time as a "dancing saloon and home for lost or belated drunks", until finally ending up as a Civic Video store.
In 2017 DJ and Harriet McCready embarked on transforming the dilapidated building into the first brewpub in the Blue Mountains.
After 18 long months of careful renovation, we opened the doors with the goal of welcoming people from near and far to come in and have a beer.
But not just any beer.
Rather, we hold ourselves accountable to a standard that means constantly pushing the limit and pushing ourselves to figure out how we can brew better beer, every batch.
Because let’s face it, life is short. We have no time for beers that don’t blow our hair back, and nor should you.
Our building is now both an excellent example of "inter-war free-classical" architecture and a tangible representation of our dream to create a brewery that serves beer for the adventurous.
We use a 12 hec Premier stainless system, customised to enable decoction mashing. It's all about the beer. Except when it's about the food.
We keep our menu simple, with classic burgers and sides that go down a treat with beer, and available for dine in or take-away Friday to Sunday.