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One of Sydney’s favourite craft breweries is opening a taproom in the Inner West

Owners of Philter Brewing standing against a brick wall
Photograph: Supplied/Liz Ham

Marrickville has no shortage of tip-top craft brewery bars, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more. In the coming weeks, Philter Brewing will be turning on the mash tuns at its new brick-and-mortar HQ, in an old yoghurt factory across from Wicks Park on Sydenham Road.

The brand burst on to the scene back in 2017 with a fresh, fruity and ridiculously sessionable XPA that, along with its instantly recognisable retro artwork, quickly became a runaway hit on the Sydney circuit. In the years since, the outfit has picked up a handful of awards, and its tropical session ale, rich Caribbean stout, crisp lager and hop-heavy IPA have all proven to be equally popular at pubs, restaurants and bottle shops alike.

It’s a fitting location for a project born out of a backyard chat between Marrickville locals and neighbours, Mick Neil and Stef Constantoulas, whose intention was always to keep the brand local. And while they haven’t offered a sneak peek at the space, Constantoulas promises the concept will “live up to [the brand’s] unique branding.”

As for the gear, they’ll be installing a 25-hectolitre brewing system, which means head brewer Sam Füss will have capacity for plenty of seasonal releases and site-specific specials on top of the core range.

“Working on this project from the foundations up has been fantastic,” she says, “and I can’t wait to crank her up.”

Neither can we.

Philter’s new brewery will open early this year at 92-98 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville 2204.

Keen to plan your next brewery crawl? Check out our list of Sydney’s best brewery bars.

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