7th Day Brewery


7th Day Brewery

Unit 14/9 Powells Road
NSW 2100

0431 561 803
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sun: midday to 8pm
Note: Extended hours during December

Regular events

Happy Hour: Mon to Fri 4-6pm (pints at middy prices)
Wednesday Trivia (7pm)
Friday Raffle (6pm), Italian food & 80’s classics
Saturday: DJs (6-10pm)
Sunday Roast special

On the first day, Mike Beresford Jones took up homebrewing because there was a dearth of locally made craft lagers. He began developing a recipe for a quality pilsner, and a handful of local dads who met through their children’s sport would join him each week to drink it in his garage at Curl Curl, looking out over the ocean. Together, they decided to see if there were others out there who’d enjoy a new locally made pilsner as well; so it was that, in 2015, 7th Day Brewing was born.

On the second day (that is, a few years after those first days in the garage brewery), this group of Northern Beaches dads opened a brewery and taproom in Brookvale. The stainless steel brewing tanks are visible from the entrance – and everywhere else in the place. There’s an array of beer taps topped with locally made wooden surfboards as tap handles. Reclaimed items and materials fill the venue: an orange chandelier made of resin, salvaged from the set of a commercial shoot; giant wooden spools ringed with bar stools; even the bar top is made of upcycled timber steps. The beer garden out front is all about sunshine, chill vibes, and more space for spreading out with a drink. An area inside the front includes lounges and a play area for kids, so that parents can meet at the venue; “I was a stay at home dad and I had nothing like that,” Mike says. This is clearly a place imagined by a group of dads who love beer, love surfing, and love their kids.

But, on the third day, they showed that 7th Day was a brewery with the whole community in mind. Ever since their very first commercial batch of Pilsner was made possible by a crowdfunding campaign, the team has had the attitude that, “we’re part of the community, and the community’s part of us.” It’s not just that they’re welcoming to everyone, which is made clear by their family-friendly live music sessions, their weekly Student Nights, and their pet-friendly attitude. They also sponsor local sport teams, support local artists, and collaborate with local businesses. And their mantra of “Drink Good Do Good” goes beyond the local area: it captures everything from their ongoing partnership with charitable organisation Waves For Water, right down to the green wall they have in the brewery to offset carbon emissions from the brewhouse. Even as they look to continue to increase in capacity, the team is constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce their footprint on the planet.

On the fourth day, they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt their brewing expertise isn’t limited to their foundational Pilsner; as much as Mike loves lagers, he brews beers in a broad range of styles and flavours. Most are designed with the area’s tradie and surfie culture in mind, with a view to being approachable, sessionable, and good for socialising; the XPA, the Pale Ale and the midstrength Plan-B are always crowdpleasers. But there are a few beers that aim for bigger flavours, including the juicy Mango NEIPA, which has won a clutch of fans among the patrons. (It’s worth noting that all of the beers mentioned above pulled medals at the 2020 Indies Awards, too.) Though they’ve come a long way since their inception, 7th Day are still bringing people together over beer, whether that looks like a session with mates at the taproom, sinking tinnies at the beach, or even pulling pints at home from one of KegSwappa’s 20 litre kegs.

On the fifth day, they made sure people had pizza to go with their beer. The Brookvale taproom is right next door to Sale Pepe, so authentic woodfired pizza is always close at hand. Order Sale Pepe’s pizzas from 7th Day; order 7th Day beers from Sale Pepe. What more could a person want from life?

On the sixth day, the team made sure they were accommodating for non-beer-drinkers as well. As well as their Dry Cider and their Raspberry Sour Cider (which is like fairy floss in a can), they started making RIPL, a range of hard seltzers. RIPL’s flavours are inspired by some of the countries where Waves For Water does its humanitarian work, and 10c from each can sold goes to the charitable organisation. This kind of giving back has been important to the 7th Day crew from the beginning.

On the seventh day, they rested from their labours, sat down, and cracked a beer.

“I work here all week,” Mike says, "then I end up in here all weekend!”

And then, of course, a new week begins…

Mick Wust

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Core Range

7th Day Brewery Hazy Pale Ale
Hazy Pale Ale
7th Day Brewery XPA
7th Day Brewery Plan-B Mid-Strength
7th Day Brewery Pale Ale
Pale Ale
7th Day Brewery Pilsner
7th Day Brewery Raspberry Sour Cider
Raspberry Sour Cider
7th Day Brewery RIPL Seltzers
Hard Seltzers
7th Day Brewery Mango Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA with Mango
7th Day Brewery Red IPA

Limited Releases

7th Day Brewery Sour Puss Strawberry & Açaí Berliner Weisse
Fruited Berliner Weisse
7th Day Brewery Enter The Dragon & Far King Lager

7th Day Brewing Shirley Ginger Ale
Alcoholic Ginger Beer
7th Day Brewery Making Waves: Spring Break
Hazy Session IPA
7th Day Brewery Making Waves: Conspiracy Theory & Hey Weiss Guy
Oat Cream IPA & Hefeweizen
6.3% & 5.9%
7th Day Brewery Making Waves: Suit-Up Black IPA
Black IPA
7th Day Brewery Truth Serum Cherry Porter
Cherry Porter
7th Day Brewery In Bruges
Belgian Pale Ale
7th Day Brewery Gaia Blueberry & Yuzu Sour
Fruit Sour
7th Day Brewery Kook Juice
Hazy Pale Ale
7th Day Brewery Nuthin But A G Thang
West Coast IPA
7th Day Brewery Midnight Surfer Imperial Coffee Stout
Nitro Coffee Imperial Stout
7th Day Brewery Saint Belgian Quadrupel
Belgian Quadrupel
7th Day Brewery Sinner Belgian Blonde
Belgian Blonde
7th Day Brewing Pacific Ale – SUPERSEDED
Pacific Ale
7th Day Brewing YTG Cherry Sour
Cherry Sour
7th Day & Cromer Cellars Fruit Bomb NEIPA
7th Day Brewery Smokey Dark Days
Smoky Dark Lager
7th Day Brewery IPA – RETIRED
7th Day Brewery Pommy Porter
London Porter
7th Day Brewery Dry Cider
Dry Cider