By Craig Hawtin-Butcher, Australian Hotelier

Craft beer outfit Sydney Brewery has opened a new brewpub and food pub in Sydney’s inner city at Surry Hills, its first in the harbour city.

The 120-seater Albion Street pub has opened with a beer-led food menu intended to pair well with the craft beers on tap, under the direction of Executive Chef Rick Fowden. They’ll also be serving up local beers such as Albion Ale (brewed on site), Surry Hills Pils and Darlo Dark, complemented by cider.

“Surry Hills is an ever-evolving and thriving community of residents and businesses and we wanted to celebrate this with a local craft brewery offering, a great spot for a casual lunch or after work drink, while also giving locals the opportunity to take home a fresh growler of Sydney’s best beer,” says owner Dr Jerry Schwartz.

Located on the corner of Albion and Mary Streets, the craft brewery and bar features the modern industrial aeasthetic, by designer David Forbes. Expect exposed brick, raw concrete, naked timber and some greenery to soften the urban edges.

Led by GM Andrew McKenna, the team hope to hero the beer offering but hint the menu will offer a refined take on pub dining classics.

Pork ribs in IPA BBQ sauce

Highlight dishes include the pork ribs in IPA BBQ sauce (shown above); Paddo Pale bratwurst with Sydney Cider red cabbage and garlic mash; and the Sydney Cider mussel pot with aioli and crusty bread.

Larger sharing plates are also on offer, along with growlers for on-or-off premise consumption. Live music is also in the works, with a DJ on weekends.

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