By James Atkinson
Solotel has opened Uncle Hops, a dedicated craft beer bar at the Bank Hotel in Newtown with 12 boutique beers on tap, plus a handpump.
Open Wednesday to Sunday on the pub's street level en route to the beer garden, Uncle Hops offers sliders alongside beers from local outfits including Willie the Boatman, Young Henrys and Batch Brewery. [continues below]
Bank Hotel licensee Jake Toivonen said: "We’ve sampled over 100 different beers from stout to sour and feel pretty excited about sharing these with everyone. We’ve even been down at Young Henrys helping brew some of the beer that will be poured on opening night."
Uncle Hops officially opens today, after a packed crowd of media and beer enthusiasts enjoyed last night's preview event (pictured).