Fun Facts Learned on the Monorail Pub Crawl!

29 May 2013 11:00 PM | Deleted user
Member Brenda Patterson not only puts together the best pub crawls, but she actually fully researches the history of the venues! 

This little tidbit about the Pumphouse (2nd venue on the pub crawl) was tres intersting...

As the name suggests, The Pumphouse was originally designed and built as a pumping station in 1890 for the Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company, before electricity provided most of our power needs. Water was pumped from Sydney’s water supply to the pumping station and stored in a large water tank (which can still be seen in the historic bar) the water was then pumped across the city to various destinations including the grand Queen Victoria Building and inner city banks, which utilised the water under pressure as a source of power.

In 1975 the building was restored to become the Pumphouse Brewery and Tavern. The site was owned and operated by the Tank Stream Brewing Company selling boutique beer at the tavern. Today the Pumphouse honours that tradition by driving Sydney’s craft beer revival stocking over 100 local and international craft beers and a rich selection of house brew beers.

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