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.

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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Doctor's Orders Tonic

Doctor’s Orders Tonic

Tonic from Doctor's Orders replaces the much loved Zephyr for 2016/2017 but it's a fantastic choice for summer. In 2016 Doc started mixing up his seasonal releases because of Sydney's fickle craft beer market. Tonic was originally released as a collaboration between ...
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The Grifter Bright Eye New World Pilsner

Grifter Bright Eye

Bright Eye is a pilsner from The Grifter Brewing Co. in Marrickville. At the end of 2016 it was released in cans. Formerly a Kolsch, this beer has vastly changed and improved since Grifter started making it as a pilsner ...
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Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer IPA

Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer IPA

Sonic Prayer is the fourth in the core can range for Modus Operandi. It's a bold and brash IPA. Sonic Prayer, although it's been around before now, replaced the much-loved Zoo Feeder in the Modus Operandi portfolio. Zoo Feeder was ...
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Batch American Pale Ale

Batch American Pale Ale

Batch American Pale Ale was the first beer to come out of the Marrickville brewery and forms part of their core range. It's been available from the tasting room, at pubs around Sydney, and in bombers at good bottle shops. In ...
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Yulli's Brews Seabass Mediterranean Lager

Yulli’s Brews Seabass Mediterranean Lager

Craft breweries releasing a lager is still seen as a bold move. It shouldn't be when they're like this. Seabass from Yulli's Brews is a straightforward, bang on lager. And that’s fantastic. It pours near enough crystal clear. A pale, ...
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Yulli's Brews Slick Rick's Rampaging Red Ale

Yulli’s Brews Slick Rick’s Rampaging Red Ale

Yulli's Brews Slick Rick's Rampaging Red Ale has been around Sydney taps for a while but in 2016 it became available in cans. The immediate experience when presented with a glass of Slick Rick's Rampaging Red Ale is that of ...
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Wayward Sourpuss

Wayward Sourpuss

Wayward Sourpuss is a raspberry Berliner Weisse. It’s a traditional German sour wheat ale which has a hazy pink glow from the addition of raspberries. Rocketing in popularity since Wayward opened their Camperdown venue in 2015, Sourpuss is more readily available from ...
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