On the 12th of December Young Henrys will be releasing a new brew to coincide with the 150th anniversary of their home suburb being declared an official municipality.

Newtown’s Proclamation Day will be celebrated with a street fair on Brown St, Newtown, with the new brew being launched in tandem.

According to the YH team, the beer came about after some discussion with the Newtown Business Precinct Association, with the lads deciding that the historic occasion was too good to pass up.

According to the brewery, the beer is a nod to Sydney’s colonial past, a 4.8 per cent ABV brew in the style of an English Summer Ale and made with Australian Pale and English Crystal malts. To up the local flavour, the brew has been finished off with a trio of Australian hops. Perfect for Newtowners to enjoy this summer.

In keeping with the local flavour, a local designer, Ben Hay from Honey Rogue Design, redesigned the YH logo, adding the suburb’s postcode, native Cadigal country flora and a slightly surreal edge to hint at Newtown’s renowned bohemian culture.

The beer will be available at the Courthouse Hotel in Australia Street, Newtown from the 12th of December and then at other pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the 2042 postcode.

A limited release for now, the longevity of the brew and its continued existence will depend on the people of Newtown and their visitors.

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