Blair Hayden

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Thanks to those who paved the way..


There are pioneers among us who have paved the way towards today’s burgeoning beer industry…This annual limited release is a tribute to these Forefathers.

This year’s Forefather is Blair Hayden, a publican and patriarch of one of the oldest pubs in Sydney. Refusing to bow to what beers should line the taps, he built a brewery so he could pour his own. 31 year later, Blair’s contributed to the independent beer revolution.

Using the finest English Maris Otter malt, Blair brewed an English Pale Ale. With hints of citrus zest from the addition of bergamot tea, the spicy and floral hop aroma is balanced with a medium bitterness.

Get to know this loveable character, watch our latest Forefathers video.

Share a Beer With Blair Hayden

Share a beer with the year's Forefather at his brewery and pub, The Lord Nelson. This Thursday 24 August,  join him and some of our crew  from 6pm to share a few and talk all things beer...More details here.