Who we are
Young Henrys is an eclectic group of passionate brewers and hospitality veterans who have united for the love and good of beer. We have countless years of experience in brewing, pulling beers and of course, drinking them. Our combined palates are unique and imaginative but always with a nod to old-style techniques and values.
How we started
Like most great adventures, Young Henrys started with a conversation over a beer. In this case it was lovers of great beer getting together to discuss hopes and dreams for the Australian craft beer industry, particularly it’s growth and development in Sydney. For too long, Sydney had been seen to be lagging the rest of the country in terms of new, innovative and exciting breweries. Young Henrys was born out of a want to be just that: Innovative, passionate, adventurous and fun.
Young Henrys is situated in the heart of thriving Newtown surrounded by street art, creative industries and alternative culture. The state of the art, natural gas driven DME brewery produces ales, lagers and ciders of extraordinary quality. Along with the best quality ingredients sourced from Australia and around the world, the true source of flavour is experience, passion and the daring to do something a little different.<
Richard AdamsonHead Brewer
Richard’s brews have been downed at BBQs across Australia, pubs in London, bars from New York to Los Angeles, nightclubs in St Petersburg and pool halls in Beijing. Having established Barons Brewing’s core range of beers, including the innovative Native Range, Richard’s passion is to bring the whole beer experience to new and old drinkers through Young Henrys.
Richard’s Black Wattle Ale, the first beer to be brewed using Australian native ingredients, was awarded Best In Class in its very first outing at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) and more recently was voted Most Popular Beer of the JD Wetherspoon Real Ale festival by the patrons of their 717 pubs across Britain. Having taken that award two years running, Richard has also been award over 40 medals for his beers in international competitions.