Wheaty Brewing Corps

Brewer

Name
Wheaty Brewing Corps
Address

39 George Street
Thebarton
SA 5031

Phone
(08) 8443 4546
Open Hours

Monday: 3pm to 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 3pm to 10pm
Friday: 3pm to 11pm
Saturday: 2pm to 11pm
Sunday: 2pm to 9pm

Tours

Tours by appointment

In 2003, Jade Flavell, Emily Trott and Liz O’Dea embarked on a mission: to create a pub that served “No crap on tap”. They did it so well that the now iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel – or The Wheaty to friends – is known nationwide for its high calibre brews and top quality service. A visit (or three) is a must for every craft beer fan that ventures into South Australia’s capital, and it never disappoints.

Fast forward to 2014 and the trio decided it was time to expand their operation, finally build that long talked about brewery and give their many and dubious brewing theories a trundle. Thus The Wheaty Brewing Corps was born with the message: “After pouring everyone else’s excellent beers over the last eleven years, we figured it was time to start brewing our own – time to install our own stainless and start walking the walk.”

Of all the people stepping up from amateur to pro, Jade was lucky enough to have been given a taste of the good brewing life; at Wheaty events over the years she’d brewed with some of Australia and the world’s finest on her 50 litre home brew system – not to mention at a number of microbreweries around the country too. Now, with Dave Scicluna (assistant brewer), Laura Mirsch (technical adviser) and Rose Bartholomeusz (malt wrangler) at her side, she’s been going hog wild: before the brewery’s first birthday, they’d smashed out 44 different beers in 61 batches.

As for the 600 litre brewpub setup constructed out the back of The Wheaty, it’s made up of a brand new brewhouse and three single batch fermenters from Premier Stainless. They installed a time lapse camera to record the entire build, which you can watch here.

Core beers do not really exist at the Wheaty, instead they like to call them the "regulars" and the "not so regulars and one-offs", for which they provide possibly the most detailed breakdown of ingredients and processes online of any brewer in Australia. Among those brewed more often than others are Blood Oats – a hoppy oaty red ale, Team Australia – an IPA brewed with only Australian hops, Danger Zone – a hot pink raspberry Berliner Weisse, Black Lime Gose – a slightly salty and sour Gose, Thebby Bitter; nicknamed ‘The Best End’, Wheaty-Bix – a thick breakfast stout, and Corps Promise – a hoppy, spicy and bitter rye ale, one of a number of brews to feature Jade’s beloved rye.

One thing the bar has always done extremely well is interact with the worldwide craft beer community. On many occasions, you’ll walk into the front bar and find all 13 taps have been taken over by a guest brewer for the night. On others, you'll find a permanent bank of six rotating Wheaty brews matched stylistically as best as possible against the half dozen from the visiting brewer so guests can line them up in a side-by-side face-off. And, while brewers are in town, they'll usually team up with the Brewing Corps on a recipe and a brew.

Already, Jade and co have spooned (the Yeastie Boys’ term for collaborating) with the Yeastie Boys, Birra Del Borgo, Magic Rock, To Øl, Sixpoint, Mountain Goat, Lobethal Bierhaus, Beavertown, Victory, Mornington Peninsula, Gladfield Malt, Cavalier Brewing and Doctor’s Orders (who is in Adelaide so often he now has his own illuminated sign behind the bar). It’s a list that’s destined to keep growing too.

Just as with many of their spooning partners, they don’t take themselves too seriously. Beers tend to come with pun-inspired names, themselves often referring to lasting memories of past collaborations or in jokes they’re happy to share.

Also in the works are a laboratory that will allow the team to experiment even further, some casks and barrels for ageing, and more fermenting space – maybe even a sidestep into whisk(e)y too. Such enhancements and additions will give them even freer rein to take the philosophy that inhabits every nook, cranny and patron’s glass of The Wheaty further still: more sours; more bugs; more hops; more rye; more happy customers; more spooning. But, just as importantly, still “No crap on tap”.

Matt King

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Core Range

Wheaty Brewing Corps Corps Promise
Rye Pale Ale
5.3%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Non-Corps Promise
Rye IPA
7.3%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Blood Oats
Oat Red Ale
6.1%
Wheaty Brewing Corps The Claw
Black IPA
6.66%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Wheaty-Bix
Breakfast Stout
6.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Thebby Bitter
Bitter
3.9%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Irony
IPA
6.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Team Australia
Australian IPA
6.1%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Picnic Assassin
Hoppy Saison
5.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Danger Zone
Raspberry Berliner Weisse
3.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Schmutzig
Berliner Weisse
4.1%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Black Lime Gose
Gose
5.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Sir Bob (Gelbhopf)
German Pilsner
5.3%

Limited Releases

Wheaty Brewing Corps Foeder: Sour Berry Saison & Redcider
Foeder-Aged Berry Saison & Foeder-Fermented Cider
6.0% & 6.9%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Mud Oats, Fierce Mild & The Hopnote Session
Various Styles As Indicated
5.7% & 5.6% & 4.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Three Circles Of Helles
Lager Variants
6.0% & 5.8% & 5.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Field Blend Red & Baltic Porter
Foeder-Fermented Saison with Grapes & Baltic Porter
7.0% & 6.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Foeder: Strawberry Saison, Dunkel & Belgian Dubbel
Foeder Beers
6.1% & 5.5% & 7.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps X Bridge Road Brewers X Ferveo Grisette
Grisette
5.3%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & COMA The Real Bock Vol 1
Bock
6.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps x Bridge Road Fortune Keller
Kellerbier
5.8%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Mighty Mild
Dark Mild
3.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Schmaus Lichtenhainer
Lichtenhainer
4.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Exquisite Corps Session Saison
Session Saison
3.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Team Australia 2020
Aussie IPA
7.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Big Poblano
Mexican Stout
7.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Philly Smasher Hop Sour
Hoppy Sour
4.9%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Poblano Mexican Stout
Mexican Stout
5.9%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Ella High Water Wet Hop IPA
Fresh Hop IPA
7.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Drirish & De Cider
Dry Irish Stout & Beer-Cider Hybrid
4.2% & 7.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Apricot's Hour & Blank Czech Pilsener
Apricot Sour & Czech Pilsener
3.9% & 5.1%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Can Can Passionfruit Gose
Passionfruit Gose
4.8%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & COMA Malto Allegro
Brown Ale
4.7%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Zephyr Quartet Wit Noise
Witbier
5.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Lervig & Deschutes Da Big Lerv
Choc Raspberry Milk Stout
8.6%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & The Bruery Quandong Saison
Quandong Saison
5.8%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Small World Bakery Kvass
Kvass
4.8%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Bridge Road Footloose
Berry Table Beer
4.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Fixation Funky Menace
India Saison
6.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Wildflower Mildflower
Table Beer
4.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Coma Chameleon
Mango Sour Saison
5.3%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Gladfield Enzed Red
Red IPA
6.3%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Tiny Rebel & Doctor's Orders Whey Puft
Blackberry Milkshake Porter
7.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Bridge Road Hopikopi Sour Coffee IPA
Sour IPA with Coffee
5.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Heaps Berry Saison
Sour Berry Saison
5.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Cutlet
Pale Ale
4.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Milko
Oat Milk Stout
4.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Doctor's Orders & Gladfield Malt Moule Rouge
Mollusc Red Ale
6.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Kransky Mini Pils
Small PIlsner
3.7%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Hobart Brewing Co & Van Dieman Ice Coffee
White Coffee Stout
6.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Naparbier & 8 Wired Screwdriver
Farmhouse IIPA
8.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Booty Blocker Brown
Brown Ale
4.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Berry Tight Down Under, Honey
Berry Honey Saison
5.8%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Indy
India Saison
5.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Benatar
Sour Berry Stout
7.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Weihenstephan Wolperdinger
Hoppy Dunkel
5.5%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Corps Blimey!
London Porter
4.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Wheaty Wheaty
American Wheat
4.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps & Crafty Cabal Landlady
English Pale Ale
4.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Whisk(e)y-Bix
Barrel Aged Stout
6.0%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Sir Bob (Gladfield) & Sir Bob (Weyermann)
Pilsner
5.2%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Black Pils
Black Pilsner
5.4%
Wheaty Brewing Corps Mirschzen
Marzen
4.9%