In November 1829, when an anonymous note warned the settlers of Springwood that their watering hole was haunted, Dr Bruce Lawson was the only one with any ticker, offering to spend a night alone in the pub cellar to prove it. With a single candle and a measure of deliciously malty Pale Ale, rich in hops, for comfort, the hours passed uneventfully until a pleasant drowsiness stole over the Doctor, and he slept. Alas! He awoke to find that during the night the contents of two small casks of the malty Pale Ale had vanished. Large, beer-stained footprints indicated to him that this was the work of the legendary ‘Hairyman’! Nobly, Dr Lawson offered to repeat his lonely vigil for as many nights as it might take to catch the dreaded creature.
Hairyman Brewery is located on the shores of Botany Bay, where it is reported the Hairyman roamed himself. A family run brewery with a 25 HL brewhouse and a number of fermenters designed to cover the various capacity requirements of a small brewery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hairyman brewery pays homage to the legendary Hairyman who roams this great southern land. He created notoriety on the shores of Botany Bay, the story of one such encounter is recorded in the National Library Archive .records, documented back in settlement days, “The Wild Hairyman of Botany Bay” frightened the life out of the new settled colony in his quest to partake of their rations of fine ale and spirits.