The Perfect Brew


It started as a pipe dream over ten years ago and now it’s a reality for owners Mark and Matthew as Penrith’s newest nanobrewery, Rusty Penny Brewing Co, opened its doors to the public in December last year.

Rusty Penny Brewing Co has tap space for twelve beers. With nitro coffee and cold drip coffee to be offered on tap, the brewery expects to have a variety of ten beers. Six of these will be staple beers that will always be available, whilst four will be experimental or seasonal beers that will only be on tap as long as the kegs last.

Local owner Mark explained how the idea for the nanobrewery, which makes 200 litres per batch, began several years ago. “The thought of opening a brewery started for us in 2007, when we started brewing all grain beer in a garage in Penrith. This hobby quickly became an obsession, and to help fund the hobby ‘Sydney Homebrew Supplies’ was born. This online homebrew store allowed us to buy more gear and build our first proper brewery still in a garage and we continued to work on recipe development” he said.

“In 2016, this all changed when we took a risk and opened a bricks and mortar homebrew store called ‘All Things Homebrew’ in Dean Place, Penrith. This business is still operating today and is at the same site with the nanobrewery still in our Dean Place factory. We hope to be able to provide a space for craft beer lovers to try something new and to get more people interested and educated in beer and brewing. We still supply a full range of homebrew equipment and manufacture our own fresh wort kits for brewers just starting out” continued Mark.

The dedicated brewers plan to continue to brew great beers for the locals and to grow into a larger venue.
“We like seeing others enjoy the beers we have made and sharing a love of beer with them” ended Mark.
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