By James Atkinson
The first ever craft beer-focused pub in the regional New South Wales town of Maitland has already proved a hit with the locals.
Owned by Troy Taylor and Craig Melville and with Dylan Brooks as bar manager, The Pourhouse opened six months ago on High Street, Maitland in the Hunter Valley. [continues below]
L-R: Craig Melville and Troy Taylor
In that time the pub has served 120 different beers from local outfits such as Hunter Beer Co, Grainfed and Dennis Beer Co, as well as craft beer from all over Australia, and international brews from the US and Belgium.
Taylor told TheShout that the reaction from the public has been overwhelmingly positive, notwithstanding the occasional punter who is surprised they can’t find their beloved Tooheys New.
“We normally direct them to the entry level beers and we usually receive a great response,” Taylor said. [continues below]
The pub has no TAB, poker machines or Keno and is heavily focused on food options to match the beers.
“We are essentially a gourmet burger bar with other offerings like fish and chips, The Pourhouse rueben and a warm chicken salad,” Taylor said.
“Our food aims to complement the taps and we have had a great response.”
The Pourhouse is at 327 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320.