Atomic brewery now open in Redfern

The Atomic brewery located in Redfern, Sydney, is the first ever venue from WA-based Gage Roads Brewing Co.

As foreshadowed on Drinks Adventures, Atomic Beer Project is a brewpub producing the Gage Roads subsidiary’s core range of Atomic Pale Ale, XPA and IPA on-site at at 158 Regent Street, Redfern.

These standard beers will be supported by a rotation of limited release, seasonal and experimental brews including Cryo Red Alert and Paul’s Porter, named after a key
member of the venue build team.

Beer taps at the Atomic brewery, Redfern
Beer taps at the Atomic brewery, Redfern

Led by head brewer, Nick Ivey, Atomic Beer Project’s mission is to explore and experiment with hop flavours and beer styles, while delivering beer “full of depth but without complication”.

The Redfern brewery’s menu is designed to perfectly complement the beers. Head Chef, Jordan McLeod has created a menu of bites and share plates inspired by his time working in Pan-Asian kitchens around the world, including a stint opening Longrain Tokyo.

“Think a trip around South East Asia where all your favourite dishes make up the itinerary,” the company said.

“Diners can feast on smaller plates from the appetiser menu, including Porter braised beef cheek croissants with coriander, shallots, and fermented chilli; Grilled tiger prawn skewers with green curry butter; and Kingfish sashimi with mustard and shoyu dressing.

“For substantial shares and mains, the lunch and dinner menus include larger dishes such as Chargrilled riverine sirloin with coriander and green chilli chimichurri; Pork and squid salad with peanuts and nuoc cham; Barbecued bannockburn chicken, soy mirin glaze and yuzu kosho; and Southern yellow curry of roast cauliflower, Thai eggplant and snake beans.”

The menu will evolve seasonally to complement the expanding range of brews. Wine and spirits have been curated to feature local suppliers and distilleries nearby the Redfern locale including Brix, Poor Toms and Archie Rose.

“Housed in a renovated mid-century warehouse in the heart of Redfern, Atomic Beer Project draws on the creativity and progression of the area,” said the Atomic brewery team.

“Careful consideration has been taken to ensure Redfern and its history is reflected throughout the brewery.

“Inspired by the local community, Atomic Beer Project’s renovation has retained the stories and scars of the building’s previous custodians.”

Atomic brewery Redfern features a Thai-inspired menu
The Atomic brewery restaurant features a Thai-inspired menu

Construction company Promena Projects (Tayim; Bopp & Tone; Brix Distillery) and interior design studio YSG (Hotel Collectionist; Edition Coffee Roasters) delivered the Atomic brewery and taproom, which incorporates an industrial palette of polished concrete, stainless steel, enamel paint, rusty girders and subway tiles.

“The interior is emphasised with splashes of colour – namely bold red, green, and yellow – which separates the two-tiered bar, dining, and co-working spaces to create a modern, playful ambience,” the company said.

“The custom-built bar features a striking 12-metre long top, with its bright green glow a nod of the head to the colour of hops.

“The functioning brewery is on full show featuring a state of the art 3-vessel brewhouse, 4-fermentation vessels and 6-bright tanks connected to the taps so patrons can drink beer fresh from the tank.

“These striking stainless-steel tanks can be seen from every corner of the venue.

“An upper-level co-working come dining space with sweeping views across the lower-level bar and brewhouse has been designed to offer office-like amenities, including unlimited WiFi and bookable tables with USB and power sockets, as well as exceptional coffee, all-day menus, and the bonus of beer on tap.”

Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 7am – Late
Kitchen open from 7am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)

Venue Capacity: 81 patrons (adhering to COVID-19 capacity restrictions). The venue can hold up to 200 patrons max.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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