The Grifter Brewing Co.

The Grifter Brewing Co started out as a hobby for its three founders, but it’s come a long way since then. Trent Evans, Matt King and Glenn Wignall made the leap from homebrewing to craft brewing using one of the tanks at nearby Young Henrys in 2012. Three years later they found a permanent home in a sun-drenched former laundromat warehouse in Marrickville. The brewery is now busier than ever, and capacity has increased to match.

The team experiments with unusual flavours, which are popular with beer lovers but also accessible to those who don’t usually enjoy beer. The Serpent’s Kiss watermelon pilsner is made with actual watermelon and has a cult following. C Boogie, a cucumber kolsch; Voodoo Paradise, a stout made with coconut milk; and the pink lemonade-inspired sour, Pink Galah are also on rotation. But the staple throughout has been the classic pale ale.

Drinks are served in middies (285 millilitres) and customers are encouraged to sample a variety of beers from smaller pony glasses. Flights are available for $12, and takeaway bottles and cans can also be had.

From Monday to Thursday, Grifter works with Epic Pizza in Enmore to get food delivered to the warehouse. Different food trucks also set up shop every Friday night and on weekends after midday. Haloumi burgers, arepas and pulled-pork flatbreads are among what’s on rotation.

Updated: November 1st, 2019

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