Big News, Big Brewery!

Category: HopDog News
25 September 2014, Comments: Comments Off on Big News, Big Brewery!

Tim’s Big Boy Brewery is here!!

HopDog owners Tim and Tess Thomas are proud to announce the long awaited delivery and installation of their 800L brewery.

Tasting and sales, small groups are, as always welcome to visit the brewery, talk and taste our ales and even take beers home.

We have also sourced some of our favorite local produce to offer as tasting plates. Mmmm… Snacks while you sample beer…



(or Sydney Craft Beer Week, for the non-hipster)

SCBW is almost upon us October 18 – 26. So what is HopDog up to this year?


Tim and Jordan from Frankies Pizza by the Slice, created an easy drinking Belgo pale ale for the Great Swillhouse Collaboration Coup pouring all week at Frankie’s Pizza (50 Hunter St, Sydney). It’s called Euro Porn pale, and it’s all about sessionability with a HopDog twisty – 4.3% abv, Belgo yeast, NZ Motueka hops.


Last week Tim travelled to the IBC along with Shark Island and Black Rock Brewing to produce a collaborative ale for the Southern Brewers’ Tap Takeover at the Union Hotel, Sunday October 19th. Sadly the IBC brewery can’t handle the hops that we put into Gorak, so a compromise was made. The Southerly Buster is a Belgian India Red ale brewed with blood oranges, tangellos and navel oranges, and heaps of US hops. The Southern Brewers’ event will also showcase Illawarra and Shire based punk rock and rockabilly bands, including Wollongong favourite Swinging Beef and the Daptoids.


Earlier, Tim and Adam form Platinum Liquor also brewed a collab brew for yet another SCBW event that brings together the awesomness of film and beer, a fermented salute to the celluloid masterpiece that is the Coen Bros. retelling of True Grit. The collected minds devised a brew called La Boufe’s Béte Noire a 7% abv old American stock ale aged on bourbon chips. This beer will be released at the Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills, Wednesday 22nd October. Info and tickets here.


And just to make matters worse, we’ll be attending a cage styled smack down event at Harts Pub in the Rocks to go toe to toe in a North Coast vs South Coast tap takeover Thursday October 23rd, with Six String Brewing, Ekim Brewing, Illawarra Brewing Co. and HopDog. It will be a blood bath…


We are also attending the SCBW launch at the Giant Dwarf Theatre, Redfern, so get your tickets, ya’ll.

If you are interested in these events check out the full program for SCBW here.


For The Locals

Need more HopDog? We have a few exciting events rolling this spring:

* HopDog will be pouring at SiteWorks on the 27th September at Bundanoon homestead, come along and explore the biodiversity themed event.


*To celebrate the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Month, we have joined forces with David form Wharf Rd, in a producers series of events. You could be dinning amongst the tanks and enjoying beer matched and infused dishes from the award winning restaurant, October 10th. Info and booking here.


*Hopsology – our beer education events at Bottlerocket, Nowra are still winning! The next beery journey will be Wednesday October 15th, 7pm.


New Venues:

LP’s Quality Meats, Chippendale

Bistro 146, Kangaroo Valley

Trinity Bar, Surry Hills


Up and Coming Release Dates


2014 SuperBeast – 23rd September

All Hallowed Ale – 3rd October

Secret Santa – 7th November


We also have a secret sour ale and summer seasonal in the works, so check in here or follow HopDogBW on your preferred social media to ensure you are the first to know.


Opening Hours

Heading to the South Coast and want to pop in? These amendments have been made to our regular trading hours:


October Long Weekend – open Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Christmas trade:

24th Christmas eve 10-2pm

25/26th Closed Christmas day and Boxing day

27 to 31st Open 10-4pm

1/2/3rd January Closed

Regular hours from 7th January.


Give us a call if you have any questions or want to book a private tour and tasting 0428 293 132.




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