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by Telani Kumar (subscribe)
A free-spirit studying psychology at the University of Sydney.
Published August 10th 2015
From tank to glass
Little did I know until just recently that tucked away behind Newtown's busy King Street is a brewery. Young Henrys, which is indeed quite young having only begun in 2012, brought their love for hand-crafted beer close to the heart of Sydney. We now have the unique opportunity to witness the making of this beer, and sip on the product, all in the same venue.

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Tastes from the vat


Founders Richard Adamson and Oscar McMahon, brewed their ideas, funnily enough, over a beer. In 2012 they acquired an industrial warehouse block just off the main road in Newtown, which was ideal to bring this concept of craft beer in the heart of the community to fruition.

When brewing began, these founders kept in vision the goal to produce tastes that locals would be proud to call their own. This was achieved. It wasn't long until the beers were sold across surrounding suburbs and the brewery grew to a size capable of meeting demand.

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From tank to glass.


You can get a guided tour of the brewery by appointment. We didn't get to do so as they only run on weekends, but at some point I would love to take the 60 minute journey through the art and science of the Young Henrys beer crafting so to get a stronger appreciation of what I'll be sipping on once back at the tasting bar.

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Tasting bar.


The Brews

You can get a pint of any of the specially crafted beers (or cider) at the tasting bar. The vats sit right behind the bar so you get an authentic sense of your beverage coming straight from a local labour of love. A popular way to experience what is on offer here is to get the tasting palette. For just $15 you'll get a sample of each. This is ideal to share around.

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Young Henrys tasting palette.


1. Real Ale - a fusion of British bitters and Australian hops. It contains hints of toffee and caramel.

2. Natural Lager - this is as natural as it gets. Enjoy the result of a simple hop, water, malt and yeast fusion. No filter used.

3. Hop Ale - smooth malt meets Aussie hops, in each stage of the brew, to create a strong bittersweet drink.

4. Cloudy Cider - a farmhouse style apple cider is a sweet, refreshing balance to the beers. The natural sweetness is yielded from Royal Gala and Pink Lady apples.


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Tasting bar


5. Newtowner - the combination of three local hops produces a crisp and fruity ale that is signature to the area that Young Henrys calls home.

6. Panama Mosaic - a beer type beverage that'll fool your tastebuds and body into believing you're drinking a cold-drip espresso. This is currently in the limited edition range which changes regularly (meaning all the more reason to return to the estate to see what else has been invented).



The tasting bar is a colourful and creative communal space. With splashes of colour, ambient music, and chic decor, it is a hip venue to relax on an afternoon or evening out. Keep an eye on the website too as a variety of events - from music, to food, to charity events such as the Shandy Shakedown to help women with breast cancer - are hosted at this Newtown hub.

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For the love of beer!
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Why? Local craft beers and their creation.
When: Mon-Sat: 10am–7pm. Sun: 12pm–7pm. (Tours on Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-1pm & 2pm-3pm)
Phone: 02 9519 0048
Where: Newtown
Cost: Average $15-30 / head
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