Our Story

Akasha’s founder, Dave Padden, fell in love with craft beer following numerous trips to the United States during his time as a successful sales and marketing executive.

Watching the US craft market explode in the early 2000s, it became apparent to Dave that Australia lacked the hop-forward beers that had become so abundant in the States. In 2011, he determined it was time to change that, and embarked on a new career as a professional brewer – a decision that ultimately led to the launch of Akasha Brewing Co. in 2015, which quickly gained a cult following in the Sydney beer scene and around the country for its punchy IPAs and Pale Ales.

Today, Akasha’s star continues to rise. Our beers continue to find new fans and win awards, while our Taproom – recipient of the 2018 Local Councils Award for Innovation and Sustainability – has become a vital part of the social fabric of our local community.

And the best thing is, we’re just getting started.