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.

Akasha Hopsmith

Akasha Hopsmith

Dave Padden, head brewer at Akasha Brewing, loves his hops. So obviously the IPA in Akasha’s line-up is high quality. Hopsmith is in the American West Coast style, showcasing an impressive clarity along with forceful pine and citrus aromas. There’s ...
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4 Pines In Season IPA #4

4 Pines In Season IPA #4

This full-flavoured yet balanced beer is the fourth iteration of 4 Pines' Fresh In Season IPA but the first in cans. 4 Pines have been making their Fresh In Season IPA for a while now. At each hop harvest (both ...
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Wayward Oatis

Wayward Oatis

Wayward Oatis was original a GABS beer but such was its popularity, particularly among the brewery’s locals, that it pops up again from time to time. Wayward originally brewed this beer for GABS in 2015. It’s since made its way ...
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Wildflower Amber Blend 1

Wildflower Amber Blend #1

Wildflower Amber is an Australian wild ale that evokes a sense of place. It possesses a solid malt bill and a complex yeast-forward character. Wildflower Amber was released at the same time as Gold. Together these are Wildflower’s commercially available ...
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Wildflower Gold Blend 1

Wildflower Gold Blend #1

Wildflower Brewing & Blending feels like something of a turning point for beer in Sydney. This Gold is just the start. It pours a beautiful golden colour as befits the name. The bottle conditioning has worked perfectly for the carbonation ...
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4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown Ale

4 Pines Keller Door: Cherry Coconut Brown Ale

Keller Door releases from 4 Pines are an exciting marker of the changing seasons. This Cherry Coconut Brown Ale does exactly what it says on the beautifully illustrated label. The aroma on this beer pulls no punches. It’s clear in ...
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Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder IPA Autumn 2017

Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder

The old favourite, Zoo Feeder, is back as MO’s second limited release of 2017. But it is just that, limited. Zoo Feeder was once part of the Modus Operandi core range but was replaced by Sonic Prayer. It's a beer with ...
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Doctor's Orders Electrolyte Serum

Doctor’s Orders Electrolyte Serum

Doc continues to change his seasonal releases. Autumn 2017 sees the launch of Electrolyte Serum a gose-style tart rhubarb wheat. Doctor's Orders Brewing has a track record with rhubarb. Doc's use of rhubarb stretches way back to 2009 with one of ...
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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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