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.

Australian Brewery Into The Void

Australian Brewery Into The Void

Australian Brewery are producing an ever-improving core range of canned beers. Into The Void is a delightful dry, toasty and bitter oatmeal stout. It pours absolutely pitch black and the colour is nicely offset by the milk coffee coloured head ...
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Nomad Secunda Pils

Nomad Secunda Pils (Victory Brewing Collaboration)

Sydney’s North Shore is becoming a bit of a mecca for American inspired beers, not least because of Nomad’s recent collaborations with US brewers. This time they’ve teamed up with Victory Brewing to make up an interpretation of the American ...
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Rocks Brewing Co Scotch Ale

Rocks Conviction Series Scotch Ale

Rocks Brewing are blasting out some exciting limited release beers in their Conviction Series. This boozy scotch ale is top notch and worth seeking out. It pours dark, very dark. I tried it at the brewery in Alexandria and stood ...
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Rocks Chocolate Milk Stout

Rocks Chocolate Milk Stout

Now Rocks Brewing have their own brewery they’ve turned some of their attention to making interesting limited releases. This sweet stout with chocolate notes shows off their experimental leanings. The first thing that’s obvious when pouring this sweet stout from ...
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Shenanigans Wrong Turn

Shenanigans are another rocking, small Sydney brewery who, as well as their regular releases, are doing a series of “stunt beers” which allow the brewers a bit more room for experimentation. If they can agree on a recipe. This Belgian ...
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Shenanigans Malt Assault

The best thing about the Sydney beer scene? So many local breweries means so much fresh beer. There’s no better way to drink it. I was thankful to have got Shenanigans' latest experimental “stunt beer”, Malt Assault, so fresh. It ...
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Batch Choc Raspberry Stout

Batch Choc Raspberry Stout

Batch are producing a whole heap of different beers. This Choc Raspberry Stout is really accessible. It shows off solid black liquid beneath a raw sugar coloured head which is fairly bubbly and little bit creamy. The raspberry part of ...
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Batch Uncommon Galaxy

The giveaway is in the name. Small batches, great beer. This example is a thoroughly American style of beer from our sky blue shores. Uncommon Galaxy from Batch Brewing pours somewhere around a pale amber colour. The light glinting through the ...
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4 Pines Hefeweizen

A classic German style brewed right here in Sydney - 4 Pines Hefeweizen! One of the best things about the Sydney craft beer scene is the variety of beers you can now get. We’ve moved past lagers and pale ales and ...
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4 Pines Oaked Baltic Porter

4 Pines Keller Door: Oaked Baltic Porter

There’s a good argument to be made for 4 Pines Keller Door releases being one of the best things about the Sydney craft beer scene. And they’ve done it again with this Oaked Baltic Porter. It’s a porter but pumped ...
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