Balmain once held the Australian record for most pubs per capita. Some have disappeared, but we’ve gained a brewery.
Founded by mates Tim Fishwick, Tim Condon and Adam Trippe- Smith, all industry veterans, plus Head Brewer Dennis De Boer,White Bay Beer Co is located in an old factory in the shadows of White Bay Power Station. “We all live in the area so when we decided to follow our dreams and open a brewery, we wanted to keep it local. This site has room for a large brewhouse and cellar and there’s scope for expansions”, says Fishwick.
You can’t walk by a pub or bottle shop in the area without seeing the signature White Bay Beer sign. “The feedback from the community has been great. When we opened, we sold over 100 cases in two hours. And the pubs have been awesome”, says Fishwick.
Dennis De Boer and his partner Jess Walker are bringing the beer vision to life. Union Lager and Sunny Pale is part of their core range alongside an IPA which is part of the permanent line-up but continually changing.
The brewery is open for take- away but in early 2021 the space will open to the public. “We’re just waiting for our licence.We’ve got a great space here and can’t wait to share it with the community”
26C Mansfield Street, Rozelle
Fri 4-5.30pm and Sat 11am-2pm