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New Craft Beer Digs in Newcastle

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


By Max Weber

One of Newcastle’s foodie destinations will be welcoming a new tenant, with the Hop Factory Craft Beer Café and Restaurant set to open in Darby Street. 

Located in Cook’s Hill in Newcastle’s inner city, Darby Street is home to several Newcastle institutions and is a popular destination for both food and drink, marking the Hop Factory as a welcome addition.

The Hop Factory experience will represent the family run business’ unique interpretation of a beer café with a focus on gourmet food and matched beers (and wine for the non-beer lover). On the bar the venue will feature 16 rotating taps of both local and imported craft beer. 

With many details still under wraps, tone detail to be released so far is the bar’s emblem, which is a leaping Jackalope – a horned creature from North American folklore that is half-rabbit, half-antelope.  

The bar put out a call for staff with a “keen interest for craft beer, fine wine, great food/coffee and all things unique” on social media this week, while the management of The Hop Factory told Beer & Brewer their aim was to open in late September.


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