All Hands Brewing is the brewery arm of the venue at King Street Wharf. It’s the successor in this location to Red Tape Brewing.
All Hands Brewing brews its beers for the All Hands Brewing House venue in Darling Harbour. Part of the Red Rock group of venues, All Hands launched with its renovated premises at the end of 2017.
The brewery team work at the back of the venue on a tidy little system featuring a number of fermenters and some high-tech cleaning equipment. They make a tight core range of beers livened up with the addition of seasonals.
Among the core range is the brewery’s and venue’s signature beer, the approachable and balanced Wood Duck Cream Ale. The Acorn Eater Red Ale balances toffee and biscuity malts with aromatic hops, while the Traveller Saison is a big Belgian yeast bomb of spicy and fruity aromas.
Alongside these are a lager, a stout, an IPA and a bitter which tick all the boxes for an eclectic brewpub lineup.
Tying all the beers together is some snazzy branding that flows through the tap decals and the aesthetic of the venue and the brewery’s identity. The visual design taps into a style that’s popped up in a few places around the beer world in recent times. In fact, there’s some similarity between the tap decals at All Hands and those of Frenchies.
All Hands beers won’t necessarily get out far and wide and are best found at the venue. The focus for the brewery, at least for now, is on turning out high quality versions of their core beers to please the crowds of tourists and city workers who will spend time at the venue.
- Wood Duck Cream Ale
- Bunny Hop Lager
- Irish Sport Stout
- Longneck Best Bitter
- Hump Day IPA
- Traveller Saison
- Good Boy Wheat Ale
- Acorn Eater Red Ale