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The Fermentist

380 Colombo Street, Sydenham

Open: 7am - 9pm Monday - Friday, 8am - 9pm Saturday, 8am - 6pm Sunday

Why we love The Fermentist

The Fermentist, located in Sydenham, looks at its place in the world a bit differently – it has beer at its roots and sustainability in its heart. They strive to make sure the brewery/taproom/cafe creates a positive legacy by integrating environmentally conscious initiatives throughout, with a focus on ‘good’ beer, food and community.

Initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint include solar panels for a proportion of electricity usage and hot water heating, composting, waste minimisation, rainwater harvesting, and recycling to reduce and limit waste going to landfill. Staff wear uniforms from Little Yellow Bird and ethical products, such as Smartass toilet paper have been sourced. The Fermentist also have an electric hybrid car for deliveries

Must try

Living up to its name, The Fermentist offers its own signature beers and cider brewed onsite. The Fermentist Berliner Weisse is served with or without a shot of blackcurrant syrup, there’s also a Kiwi Pale Ale (late and dry hopped with NZ hops), Red Ale (more American style than English style – with an emphasis on aroma hops), and Dry Cider on tap in the bar.

A standout experience at The Fermentist is its unique approach to food, with a menu that supports well-being and is focused on plant-based, locally sourced fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi made in the kitchen. Herbs and vegetables are harvested directly from garden beds onsite.

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