1999, Wayward founder Pete Philip made his very first batch of home brew, kicking off a beer journey that would culminate in opening the doors at Wayward Brewing Co in September 2015. Wayward figured what better way to celebrate their 6th birthday than to travel back in time and brew a true-to-the-era West Coast IPA using only hops that were available in ’99 – Columbus, Centennial and Riwaka.
Wayward is the ethos of travellers. It’s a desire to see what’s around the corner, to take the road less travelled and to embrace whatever you find. It’s that romantic idea of the travel of old, when every departure was an adventure. Put simply, it’s the act of getting lost on purpose. At Wayward, they try to live this philosophy in their beer, their brewery and their people. They’re not afraid to go off the beaten track and hope that in doing so, they create something that people are excited to drink and share with friends and family. Their beer pays homage to the classic European styles while creating something with a distinctly Wayward twist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wayward is brewed in inner city Sydney. Their tasting room ‘The Cellar’ is hidden down a Camperdown laneway, The Cellar is housed deep inside the roots of the former winery that occupied the site nearly a century ago. The wax-lined wine vats have been converted to rooms, retaining the red-wine soaked walls.