Cheers to Six String Brewing on turning 10

A decade on and with a new venture in the mix, there is no stopping local craft brewers Chris and Adam.
Raise a schooner and celebrate this unstoppable Central Coast award winning brewery

The Central Coast is lucky to have 'the best larger in the world' right here on our doorstep and it all started from the Coast's first home grown craft brewery. 

There's an art to brewing craft beer and Six String Brewery Co have well and truly achieved this over the last 10 years at their brewery in the suburb of Erina.  With only a handful of breweries in NSW and even less outside of Sydney in 2012 plus a rapidly growing industry today, turning 10 is something owners and close friends Chris Benson and Adam Klasterka are really proud of. In early 2013 the doors were officially opened to the public for the very first time and they haven't looked back since. 

They admit that convincing the Central Coast locals about the craft brewery initially took a bit of persuading however the locals are now proud to call Six String their ‘local’. With tours of the small-scale brewery, tasting paddles, live music and fresh food pub food, there is plenty to discover.

Man pulling pint of beer into glass
Close up of pint of beer being pulled

“We're really proud of our achievements over the last 10 years. To be a part of this community has lead to some great opportunities. We’ll keep pushing the boundaries and that’s why we are excited for next chapter for Six String.”

The pursuit of hoppiness

Their very first brew, Dark Red IPA was a rare find a decade ago and even though its fairly common today, it still stands out in the market all these years later. They put this down to constantly pushing the boundaries to discover unique tastes and find where their strength is. They are first to confess they've had to learn the hard way sometimes, but their passion has continued to drive them forward.

They've stood firmly behind their flagship beers and tried not to get caught up with trends. With an AIBA Champion Lager and an Indies Champion Pale Ale, they must be doing something right. While this has been amazing opportunity, it's not just in getting beers in the hands of more people than they could have imagined, it's having the opportunity to host music events, a passion of Chris's. The name Six String orientates from his love for playing his six-string bass guitar. Doing community events has meant they have grown faster than they planned and that's why they are so excited for the next chapter for Six String.

Can of lager being held up
4 lager taps
Tapping into a new venue

With the success of the last 10 years, Six String Brewing Co are excited for the next chapter. Growing faster than they could have imagined, the brewery is ready for the next steps. With the uncertainly of lockdowns and changing landscapes behind them and distribution networks starting to perk back up, the relocation can't come quick enough.  Six String have outgrown their current venue and the new building provides more room for brewing, packaging and customer seating. With so much on the horizon the new venue, not far from where they currently are, will allow this expanding business to continue to innovate and grow. The doors are due to open in October 2023.

10 years on and this beer brewing business is only really just getting started and cannot wait to jump into the next 10!

Visit Six String Brewing Co
Erina Heights

There is a plenty to do at Six String Brewery Co from taking a tour and learning about their brewing process, sampling the ales and lagers,enjoying a meal in the restaurant, having a drink in the Tap Room or popping into the shop for some takeaway bevvies. Open from Wednesday to Sunday and be sure to check their website for special events and deals!

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