Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Photo by Ryan Myers / Batch Brewing Company
MarrickvilleThanks to cheaper rents and big warehouse buildings that once housed brickworks, wool mills, print houses, and auto garages, Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Marrickville has fast become the unofficial brewery district of the city. The pioneer was Batch Brewing Company, a low-key brewery with live music and food trucks opened by two American expats in 2013 to introduce West Coast–style pale ales and IPAs to their Aussie mates. More recently, The Grifter and Willie the Boatman joined the community, paving the way for Wildflower, Sauce Brewing, and Stockade; brewpubs such as Bucket Boys and BlackFont Brewhouse; and the neighborhood’s first distillery tasting room: Poor Tom’s Gin Hall, beloved for its original Sydney Dry Gin, the 52 percent Fool Strength gin and the experimental Strawberry Gin.