Spotlight on BONDI BREWING CO.
About Bondi Brewing Co.
Bondi, the land of beaches, bathers and yep, you guessed it, beers! In 2017, Paul Parks was in his north Bondi pad, doing what all good Bondi residents do, lamenting about what beer he was going to have next. It truly was a first world problem, but one that needed solving, fast! Bored with the same old beers, Paul had a simple goal; to create a beer that would make this humble off the beaten track beach famous. The seed was planted and the germ of an idea that was Bondi Brewing Co was germinated.
In 2018 the brewery was born. I guess it’s a stretch to say that the brewery was born, but the first batches were brewed in Paul’s garage. Like so many home brewers before him, Paul’s mates gave him validation that he was pretty good, downing one great beer after another, so commercial production was the obvious next step.
The nano brewery known previously to locals as Ben Buckler Brewery pumped out its first brew, Bondi XPA to great acclaim. At a time when the general trend was towards the weird and wacky, Parks focused on a classic representation of an ever-popular style. The XPA quickly gained popularity in the area and the greater Sydney area. Floral, fruity, stoney goodness perfect for sipping next to the beach.
The range quickly grew from the to include a Draught, IPA, Hazy and Seltzer (of course it did, it’s Bondi!). The thing about them all is that they beautifully represent the styles with beers made for drinking. The perfect fridge fillers with flavour to burn.
The journey has been rapid, successful and tasty. What started off as a humble dream has grown into a brewery churning out beers that represent great quality and value. And what about that dream to put a fledgling beach on the map? A quick Google search for ‘Bondi’ shows they’ve done a pretty good job of that. Kudos to you Bondi Brewing Co!