Young Henrys x Deus Collaboration.
The tale of Young Henrys could be considered one of serendipity. Originally mooted for Sydney’s über-trendy suburb of Surry Hills, the brewery’s establishment there was scuppered by council bureaucracy and resident objection. Eventually though, a new site was found, this one in the rather more diverse suburb of Newtown. Consent was gained, tanks were installed, the beer began to flow and it’s safe to say they’ve never looked back. In fact, it’s now difficult to imagine that Young Henry’s could have ever existed anywhere else.
From the outside it could easily seem that the little patch where Young Henry’s now resides isn’t so much a brewery as some sort of permanent beer festival. It certainly attracts the right crowd; musicians, artists, environmentalists, chefs, poets, activists and free spirits – just about anyone with anything interesting to say or do seems to be summoned here as if by some giant, invisible beer magnet. This was achieved, initially at least, simply by putting out good quality, locally-made beer that the community was proud to call its own; beer with simple and unambiguous names like Real Ale, Hop Ale and Natural Lager. But once a bit of a following was established, things took a more interesting turn. For example, where most brewers usually work with other brewers when collaborating on a beer, Young Henry’s tends to get busy brewing with famous bands, magazines and radio stations.
Walking into the brewery you instantly pick up a certain vibe, one that causes you to adjust your immediate plans so you can spend a bit more time kicking back at the bar with a fresh pint and watch the brewers in action. And if said brewers aren’t knee-deep in spent grain, they’re always happy to have a chat or give you a tour of how the beer is made. While you can’t really stay all day because there’s no food available on site (though on special occasions they have been known to drive a food truck right into the brewery), when you do leave chances are you’ll be lugging one of their famous 2 litre growlers with you back towards King Street.
It’s safe to say the folks at Young Henrys have a clear passion for crafting a good drop, we dig that, passion is something you can’t fake and its definitely something we base a lot of we do on. So what better way to celebrate than a good old collaboration. The limited edition Young Henrys X Deus tees are now available in store and online here, gets yours while they last. Cheers!