Newtown’s original craftsters, the Henrys team are an omnipotent force in Sydney craft beer
A bar that closes by dinnertime? It’s an idea just crazy enough to work; especially when you let people bring their dachshund, their kids and their old man (so long as he’s a beer fan).
Since swinging open their big green roller doors in 2012, Young Henrys has stood for the inclusive afternoon session, with their motto ‘Serve the People’ being ever present and correct. On a weekend you’ll want to shake a leg in order to secure one of the prized high tables at the brewery cellar door. If you manage to nab a seat in this beautifully industrial ex-sandpaper manufacturing plant, you can can drink like a true Inner Westie with a frosty Newtowner (originally brewed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Newtown), down a Real Ale for a proper English-style bitter, or secure serious summer refreshment with the perennially popular cloudy cider.
Enmore Road is a stone’s throw away but head brewer Richard Adamson, along with partners Oscar McMahon and Ben Joseph, bring the snacks to you by getting food trucks to pull up to the brewery door and sort out those beer munchies. Richard – formerly chief brewer at Barons Brewing Company (RIP) – first made his mark on the beer world with his internationally-awarded Black Wattle Ale; the first beer to be brewed using Australian native ingredients. Right now, Adamson and company are taking their craft one step further by distilling their own gin, called Noble Cut.