We might be wayward in our approach but we are meticulous when it comes to brewing.
We believe craft beer is all about flavor, so we source the right ingredients from all over the world and don't rush the result. Sometimes this means our beers take a little longer to make and we're okay with that.
At Wayward, we operate a modern 20hL, four-vessel brew-house (mash tun, lauter tun, brew kettle and whirlpool) and a combination of 40hL and 20hL fermentation vessels.
We sell our beer in draught by the keg, primarily to local pubs and restaurants. Our in-house bottling line runs twice a week, supplying boutique bottle shops with packaged stock of our core range beers and seasonal releases.
Wayward Brew House
Wayward Brew Floor
Wayward's founder, Peter Philip, came to own Wayward through a decade-long love affair with home brewing and he still considers himself a homebrewer at heart. His wayward ethos comes from an insatiable wanderlust and love of travel, particularly beer pilgrimages through Europe an other places with rich brewing traditions. He loves the idea of beers that you can only find in one place, beer worth travelling for.
A serial entrepreneur, Peter founded his first business at the age of 18 and has been creating ventures ever since. With Wayward, he has transformed a passion for the creative process of brewing into a thriving business that embraces his wayward spirit.
Shaun Blissett is Wayward's Head Brewer and as a professional brewer in every sense of the word he is regularly amused by Pete's non-traditional approaches. His formative years were spent at Illawarra Brewing Company, which not only produced its own award-winning beers, but also brewed beers on contract for breweries all over Australia. Shaun is a devotee of hoppy American-style beers as well as being an innovative beer inventor in his own right.
The two met when Wayward was in Gypsy phase and brewing out of Illawarra. The duo immediately hit it off as they discovered each other's strengths in the creative collaboration process. Today, the two brewers compliment each other, with the pair regularly inventing beers that bring new twists to old styles.
Tours & Tastings
Learn how beer is made on a guided tour of the Wayward production brewery. See, touch and taste the grain and hops that go in to the entire brewing process. The tour will be accompanied by Wayward Brews and a guided tasting. It's your chance to learn a bit about our local craft while enjoying the delicious result!
Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Tours last between 40-60 minutes.
Minimum of 3 people, maximum of 20 people per tour.
Our bar features a constantly changing tap list of craft beer goodness, pouring both award-winning Wayward favorites and single-batch Wayward beers that are only available at the brewery.
We also reserve guest taps to showcase the talent of other local craft breweries.
What's on Tap
We have 24 taps that are constantly changing - we use NowTapped! to let everyone know what's currently on.
A select range of wines and soft drinks are available to non-beer lovers.
Takeaways are available in bottles, Growler (1.89L) and Squealer (0.95L) - Wayward beers only.
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