Independent craft beer producer Stockade Brew Co will launch a brewery, tasting room and bar in Sydney’s Inner West this May.

Located in an old factory space in Marrickville, Stockade Brew Co will feature a bar and dining area for 250 guests, as well as a tasting room for smaller groups.

The venue will offer tasting sessions, brewery tours, butchery masterclasses, beer and cheese pairings and cocktail masterclasses.

Alongside the core range of four beers (8 Bit, Chop Shop, Duel and Hop Splicer) and limited-edition brews, Stockade Brew Co will also serve four revolving guest taps, plus a rotation of four barrel-aged beers created and aged on site.

Head brewer Daniel Fardon is currently brewing a 6.5 per cent Kentucky bourbon barrel-aged IIPA in preparation for launch, which features citrus and floral aromas with light wood and bourbon notes.

Stockade Brew Co is also working closely with Urban Winery Co and a range of Australian craft distilleries to create a wine and cocktail list that includes wines blended on site and aged in Stockade barrels and cocktails featuring spirits infused with Stockade hops.

The team is joining forces with food trucks business Eat Drink Collective to create a line-up of collaborations set to change monthly. Baby Rey’s is taking over for the first month, serving American-style burgers and fries.

Stockade Brew Co’s Anton Szpitalak says the brewery was a natural progression for the business.

“A brewery is a place for a beer drinker to connect with brewers and the process behind it, so having the tasting room at the heart of the warehouse brings this to the forefront,” he says.

“It was equally important for us to create a space that also suits those who might not drink beer, but still want to come out and have a good time.”

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