Sweet Amber Brew Pub
Due to open in January 2018.
Dane Adkins is behind the now two-year-old Sweet Amber Brew Cafe, a craft beer and cider spot on Semaphore’s main drag. Soon he’ll be opening his own brewery.
Sweet Amber Brewing Co. launched with a bitter amber ale in November 2016, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. Adkins became a contract (or “gypsy”) brewer, renting tank space at Barossa Valley Brewing.
He’s put out four beers since then: a summertime blonde ale; an IPA; a coffee stout (made with Mischief Brew’s cold drip); and an “in-between-seasons” cleansing ale.
The new brewery will be in a 200-square-metre Regency Park warehouse, not too far from Coopers Brewery.
He plans not to align with any particular style of beer. The “brew-pub” will be drinks-only; four or five core beers will be supplemented by three or four rotating, seasonal styles. Brewery tours and interactive experiences will be offered, too.
Takeaways will come in one- or two-litre “riggers” (plastic bottles, essentially). Pending licensing, the plan is to host food trucks and live music. Adkins also has a four-tapped beer cart he plans to hire out.