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.

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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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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