The recently launched Hidden Brew Taphouse in Adelaide’s East End is keeping it local as they showcase the best of what South Australian independent craft beer has to offer.
With eight local drops on offer at any one time, including a range of beer-based cocktails, their tap list currently includes beers from the likes of Prancing Pony, Suburban Brewing, Barossa Valley Brewing and Uraidla Brewing. They have also produced their own Hidden Brew Taphouse NEIPA, brewed in partnership with Adelaide Hills micro-brewery Silver Bark.
Founders Debra and Mark Robinson, the pair behind the venue The Laneway that is located only a few doors down from the Taphouse, said they opened Hidden Brew in an effort to help diversify Adelaide’s East End and create a unique drinking and dining experience within the neighbourhood. They are working directly with producers from across the state and their range of indie craft beers will be ever evolving.
“With the Hidden Brew Taphouse, we are championing South Australian producers and giving them a platform to be discovered, while creating a space that allows the community to support local and try the best of what our state has to offer,” Mark said.
“We definitely saw a gap in the market for a space that catered to novice and veteran beer lovers without being typecast as a traditional bar, which is typically very bloke-y.
“We wanted to create a welcoming, inclusive environment where people could discover new beers, explore our offerings and the makers behind them.”
Complementing the founders’ industry experience, the Hidden Brew team also includes head chef Dale Balderson, a winner of New Zealand’s Beef and Lamb Golden Plate award, and venue manager, and Adelaide hospitality veteran, Imogen Paterson.
Hidden Brew Taphouse is located at the corner Ebenezer Place and Union Street, Adelaide, and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until late, and closed Monday and Tuesday.