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.

Stone and Wood Bears of the Earth

Stone & Wood Beers of the Earth

Okay, Stone & Wood aren’t from Sydney but they're from NSW and they've done a lot to bring craft beer to the Australian main stream. Stone & Wood's Beers of the Earth is a limited release six pack “celebrating that we’re the ...
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4 Pines Pale Ale

4 Pines Pale Ale

4 Pines Pale Ale is a go-to beer if I’ve ever seen one. Dependable and bloody tasty. Purists will say 4 Pines Pale Ale is too dark to be a pale ale but to hell with them. This has that Yankee/Aussie ...
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4 Pines Story of Pale Ale box

4 Pines Keller Door: The Story of Pale Ale or, ‘A Colonisation by beer!’ Limited Release Six Pack

4 Pines are one of the best breweries in Sydney, hands down. And as you'd expect they are capable of serving up awesome and original concepts in beer form. This, The Story of Pale Ale, charts the history of the ...
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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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