Sauce Brewing Co

On Saturday the 14th of October I visited Sauce Brewing Co. in Marrickville, New South Wales. It was their official opening, however, the brewery has been in the making in one way or another for the past two years.   Mike, the owner, made the big decision to quit a career in the telco business to start the brewery and then spent nine months looking for the right site for the brewery. He then had the huge job of cleaning the building and preparing it to become a brewery. The planning and licensing process took another twelve months.




The brewery consists of a 20 hectolitre brew system, six 40 hectolitre fermenters and two 40 hectolitre bright tanks which gives it the capacity to produce 400000 litres a year. There is also plenty of room for expansion. The venue is quite spacious and also has a beer garden. They have twelve taps, eleven for beers and one for cider.

The beers that I sampled were:

Extra Hop Sauce IPA, 6.2% abv, this has a golden colour and a strong tropical and citrus fruit aroma. It has a lovely sweet fruitiness on a strong, resinous hop bitter finish.

Hoppy Hefe, 5.4% abv, this has a hazy golden colour and a sweet yeast and banana aroma. It has a sweet banana taste and then a gentle crisp finish.

Bubble and Squeak, New England IPA, 6.4% abv, this has a hazy golden colour and a citrus and pine aroma. It has sweet fruity flavour on a big, lingering, resinous hop bitterness.

Saucy Mole, Chipotle Chocolate Porter, 5.6% abv, this is black and has spicy chocolate aroma. It has a nice sweet malt flavour of chocolate and then a spicy chilli finish.

I enjoyed all of the beers that I sampled at Sauce Brewing Co. and wish them all the best for a bright future. I would like to thank Mike for his hospitality and taking the time to talk with me.