Our tour of the new Bulli brewery



SINCE opening to the public last Wednesday, Bulli’s new craft brewery and small bar has attracted thousands of visitors.

The Bulli & Clifton Times paid a visit on Sunday to the recently opened Resin Brewery.

Owner, Steve House gave us a tour of the inner-workings of the brewery, and a taste test of their tantalising stout (not quite ready) destined for their bar.

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Brendan Dowd and Steve House have established Resin Brewing in what was once a derelict guest house at Bulli. Picture: Resin Brewing

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Resin Brewing headquarters at Bulli. Picture:

“It’s not chilled, but if it gives you an idea of what’s to come,” Steve said.

Resin Brewery is owned by Steve, and Brendan Dowd. The pair established the business in what was once a derelict heritage building, known as the Railway Guest House.

Steve, from Austinmer, and Brenadan from Bulli, have restored the outside of the 1887 guest house to its former glory, and transformed the inside into a series of small cosy drinking and eating spaces, featuring historic photos, couches, and tables and chairs.

“What an absolute roller-coaster of a weekend,” Steve said.

“A huge thank you to everyone who came in and made our opening week one for the history books.

“On behalf of the Resin team, we are so grateful for all our customers and staff who made this past week one to remember.”

Resin Brewery is located in Station Street, Bulli. The brewery and eatery is open Wednesdays to Sundays. For more on the brewery visit: Bulli’s new brewery to open March 2020.

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The former Bulli Railway Guest House has been transformed into a craft brewery, small bar and cafe. Picture:



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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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