Gage Roads Brewing Co. is opening its long-awaited first venue on the east coast under its Atomic Beer Project brand.
The opening of the brewpub in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, ten months after receiving the green light from council, marks a momentous move for Gage, which also recently announcing a major new venue development in Perth.
It will open this Thursday, 24th September, with all beers, including its core range of Atomic Pale Ale, IPA and the Atomic XPA, in addition to limited releases like Cryo Red Alert and Paul’s Porter, brewed on-site by Atomic’s head brewer Nick Ivey.
Ivey is brewing on a 12.5hL, three-vessel DME Process systems kit with four fermentation vessels and six bright tanks.
Gage, soon to be Good Drinks officially on the ASX, said the kit was chosen because space is at a premium in the venue. It said that the kit has “minimum footprint with maximum efficiency”.
Gage and Atomic worked with construction company Promena Projects which also developed Brix Distillery and interior design studio YSG for the industrial finish of the brewpub.
The opening this week concludes a more than 12-month process, receiving its planning approvals from the City of Sydney council back in November 2019.
Like for many businesses, it’s been a tough year for Gage which celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, but moving forward with major projects like the Sydney and Perth sites have proven the business resilient despite the challenges of COVID-19.
Many state borders are currently still closed to New South Wales and opening restrictions in the state mean venues have capacity limits based on space and need to have COVID-19 Safety Plans in place.
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