Craft beer


This is what it’s all about. The best craft beer in Sydney.

The aim here is to provide you with decent beer writing, reflecting on local beers. It’s also to advocate for craft breweries and spread the word about what they’re producing.

Please, seek out these beers, try them for yourself and tell others. Find what you like and then tell me.

Craft beer is about more than just the liquid in the bottle – it’s about the culture and the community. It’s about appreciating quality ingredients. It’s about helping the little guy and celebrating the passion that goes into each beer.

Shenanigans Hoppy Gonzales

Shenanigans Hoppy Gonzales

Hoppy Gonzales from Shenanigans Brewing was originally released for Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015. It’s an American style amber ale, liberally dosed with jalapeños. The beer made a return as the 2017 Autumn release in Shenanigans’ seasonal range. For those who tried ...
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Shenanigans Grisette Supérieur

Shenanigans Grisette Supérieur

To celebrate their third birthday, Shenanigans brewed and released Grisette Supérieur. It’s a grown up version of their very first release, Grisette. Drinking it on tap is one thing but for a real celebratory experience, a bottle is the way ...
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Batch Elsie The Milk Stout

Batch Elsie The Milk Stout

Elsie The Milk Stout from Batch Brewing Co. is a stout brewed with lactose to make it sweet and creamy. Firstly, whether served on draft or pouring from a bomber or a can, watch the tiny bubbles rush up the glass ...
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Yulli's Brews Gretchen Organic Honey Kolsch

Yulli’s Brews Gretchen Organic Honey Kölsch

Gretchen from Yulli's Brews is an Organic Honey Kölsch which is both unique and on style. Kölsch is another of those underrated styles in the Australian market. The 4 Pines Kolsch is probably the most widely available example, while the South ...
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Modus Operandi Lost Key XPA

Modus Operandi Lost Key XPA

Lost Key XPA is Modus Operandi’s first limited release of 2017. Lost Key XPA is an American style pale ale, dry hopped with Simcoe, Rakau and Columbus. The story behind the beer is that it’s a collaboration with Black Bunny Kitchen ...
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Grifter Serpents Kiss

Grifter Serpents Kiss

Beer is intended to be refreshing. And there aren’t many beers as refreshing on a hot summer’s day as Serpents Kiss from The Grifter Brewing Co. Serpents Kiss is a watermelon pilsner. It was first released for Sydney Craft Beer ...
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4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL

4 Pines Keller Door: Grapefruit IPL

4 Pines' seasonal Keller Door releases are something to look forward to in the Aussie craft beer calendar. 2017's first bottled release is a Grapefruit IPL. While the recent trend of fruited beers has mostly been in pale ales and ...
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Nomad Rosie's Summer Punch

Nomad Rosie’s Summer Punch

One of Nomad's special releases for summer 2016/17, Rosie's Summer Punch is a Berliner Weisse with hibiscus rosella. Last summer Nomad released an easy drinking beer for summer. That was Myrtle’s Summer Fling, an easy drinking golden ale. This year, ...
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Grifter Big Sur

Grifter Big Sur

Big Sur is a West Coast style IPA from The Grifter Brewing Co. It's piney, resinous and very smashable. Grifter Big Sur has been around for a while but it’s tasting better than ever from the Grifter taproom in Marrickville ...
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Shenanigans Gone Troppo

Shenanigans Gone Troppo

Shenanigans Gone Troppo is the 2016 summer release from the Inner West gypsy brewing duo. Gone Troppo is a fruited IPA. It's a style that's been something of a trend in 2016, particularly in the US with the likes of Ballast ...
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