We love locally brewed beers – 12 on tap or loads by the bottle. The tap beers are generally brewed by our own brewery based in SW Sydney and we stock awesome choice of other Australian craft beers for you to enjoy too.But, we get that not everyone is into beer. So the crew on the bar are always creating new cocktails or looking for new Australian spirits and whiskys from local distilleries.
Everyone knows of beer but not everyone knows the endless number of different beer styles. Years ago our brewing team set out to challenge themselves wanting to brew the most extensive variety of beers and beer styles in the country. Based on their beer batch register to date, we reckon they are well and truly on track!
Beer & food matching
Good beer and wine should be enjoyed with good food. Andy, our Chef, infuses his passion into the menu, offering a great selection of dishes to complement and use beer wherever possible. Join one of our regular masterclasses to explore beer and food matching.
The crew behind the smiles
The people behind Redoak
David Hollyoak, our head brewer, first brewed gingerbeer as a teenager. This grew to homebrewing during his uni studies, then travelling to Europe and USA with friends and family to research brewing methods and beer styles.He didnt need much convincing to leave engineering and open a brewery (who wouldn’t we ask?). In 2004, David and his sister Janet started Redoak Sydney together, with David focusing on the brewing and Janet running the bar & restaurant.
Thomas and Andy recently joined the team to manage the restaurant/bar/kitchen bringing their creativity, experience, smile and fresh ideas.
Supporting small local business
Redoak is a small local business with friendly and personable service. Siblings David & Janet are fifth generation Australian from a large family and spent their younger years in rural areas. Holidays were spent exploring the bush or beaches and these experiences and adventures sparked their passion and drive to support local producers and small family businesses.
Redoak Brewery has won many awards over the years that we’ve kinda lost count. But there are a few biggies that take pride of place. They are the international awards in USA, UK and Europe. These global competitions serve to benchmark a brewery’s beers. To win a major international award, the beer must stand out and be true to style, full of flavour, aroma and taste. Read more
Our brewing team are always on the job brewing new and varied beers. Many of the beers have been awarded for their high quality. However, its our customers who encourage us to keep striving for the perfect brew. And a glass of beer at the end of a hard days work, helps them too!!
Common shared values
We aspire to do our best in everything we do. Our common and shared values guide us in our daily business decisions. We believe all Australians deserve a fair go, work hard, have fun as life can be short -so it’s important you love what you do. If given a choice, we always choose to support small family businesses, we do our small bit each and every day to look out for our precious planet as there’s only one.Our brewery is solar powered, we proactively recyle water wherever we can, we select environmentally friendly products wherever possible too.
Our founder and brewer (David) likes to continually question, challenge and think outside the square. This approach flows through all we do and the beers we brew.
We like to support and give back to our community and have proudly supported various charities or fundraising events for many years. There are many worthwhile causes, and we aim to choose a cause which has a personal connection in some way to our team or customers. Recently our local Mens Shed made our wooden beer paddles which we love and are being put to good use. Thanks guys!