In the back lanes on the border of Camperdown and Annandale Wayward Brewing Co, like many of Sydney’s breweries sits in a spot that many of us have gone past a hundred times and never thought about what happens inside. Just off Pyrmont Bridge road the building’s exterior looks pretty nondescript. But once you turn down Gehrig lane and enter the walkway through to the cellar door it’s pretty hard to forget the place.
Wayward Brewing started from humble beginnings as a Gypsy Brewery (a brewery that has no physical brewery but uses other breweries to produce beer). But now has one of the biggest and most impressive cellar doors in the country. Housed on the site of a former winery the Wayward team has made impressive use of the space. The back rooms are what used to be the winery’s concrete vats have been turned into some impressive small rooms complete with wax lined red wine stained walls.
The bar has an impressive 12 taps. The majority of which feature Wayward beers but there is normally space for a few guest taps which the bar team does a great job of curating a mix of interesting beers and breweries to showcase. Behind the bar you get a glimpse of where the action happens at the brewery. There is now an impressive amount of stainless steel with the addition of new tanks that have just been installed. In a hidden room in between the bar and the brewery there is some more exciting recent additions with a brand new state of the art bottling line that has also just been installed.
The Brewery team which is headed up by Shaun Blissett produce a wide and ever changing lineup of beers that cover a wide range of styles and palates. Have a look at the video below in which we have a quick chat with Shaun.
With more tanks to fill with great beer and bottles due very shortly there is a good chance that this already busy brewery bar is about to get busier and it’s a place we love taking our tour guest to.
To sneak a peek for yourself come down to the cellar door Thursday – Sunday or grab a spot on one of our Hipsters and Hops or 3 in 3 tours where we regularly have Wayward as a stop on the tour.