Limited Edition Young Henry’s brew pouring at Sydney’s Capella

August 2, 2023
By Melissa Parker

Sandstone Lager is a limited-edition brew crafted exclusively for Capella Sydney by Australian beermaker Young Henrys.

Available at Capella Sydney’s three onsite venues, as well as in the 192 guestrooms and suites, the lager pays tribute to the storied surroundings of the hotel, with custom packaging illustrated by local artist Sindy Sinn.

Located in the historic Sandstone Precinct in the CBD, Capella Sydney is fronted by sandstone sourced from the nearby suburb of Maroubra. Embellished with hand-carved detailing prescribed by its early 1900s architect, George McRae, the honey-hued facade gave inspiration to the naming of Sandstone Lager.

“Sandstone Lager is a true testament to the seamless fusion of craftsmanship and art, immersing guests in the essence of the hotel and our harbour city,” says David Pooley, Capella Sydney’s Director of Food and Beverage. “As guests enjoy this exclusive brew, custom-crafted by Young Henrys for Capella Sydney, they are transported on a journey that celebrates not only the rich heritage of our historic Sandstone Precinct and the former Department of Education building the hotel inhabits but also the vibrant spirit of Sydney itself.”

Easy-drinking Sandstone Lager is a filtered European-style brew, pouring crystal-clear with a golden hue and crowned by a bright white head. Sweet aromatics and a subtle floral note accompanied by refreshing notes of clean biscuity malt glide over the palate, leaving a hint of honey on the finish.

“Sandstone Lager is a refreshing way to celebrate our partnership with Capella Sydney and the hotel’s commitment to respecting, preserving and driving discovery of Sydney’s heritage Sandstone Precinct,” says Ben Stockton, Purveyor of Beer, Cider and Spirits at Young Henrys. “With can art developed by our good friend, Sydney-based artist Sindy Sinn, Sandstone Lager pays homage to the rich history, natural beauty and architectural marvels that surround the hotel.”

Stockton adds: “We are proud to supply this exceptional brew to the hotel’s venues as it perfectly captures the spirit of our iconic city and enhances the remarkable journey of Capella Sydney’s guests.”

Guests of Capella Sydney are invited to savour Sandstone Lager at the hotel’s onsite venues, including McRae BarBrasserie 1930 and Aperture, as well as via the in-room personal bars. 

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