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 Long Reef Pale Ale

Nomad Long Reef Pale Ale

Nomad Long Reef Pale Ale is released in cans just in time for summer 16/17. Nomad are known for releasing a lot of limited edition beers. Mostly these hit bottle shops in 500ml bottles. For spring/summer 2016 though, they’ve released ...
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Doctor's Orders Fleshwound

Doctor’s Orders Fleshwound

Doc’s spring seasonal for 2016, Fleshwound, is something of a new style, an Imperial Irish Red Steinbeer. Fleshwound by Doctor's Orders is a stone beer or steinbeer. Following a traditional process, most recently brought to the masses by Stone & ...
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Wayward Keller Instinct

Wayward Keller Instinct

Keller Instinct is a classic core range Wayward beer, an unfiltered Bavarian style lager. The body is light with a subtle haziness and a beautiful straw gold colour. A pure white head gradually fizzles away to leave some soft lacing around the ...
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Wayward Charmer India Red Ale bottle

Wayward Charmer India Red Ale

Wayward Charmer has been around for quite a while in one form or another. In September 2016, it finally received a bottle release and aren’t we thankful for it? Starting simply with what Charmer is, it’s a hoppy red ale ...
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Modus Operandi Modus Session IPA

Modus Operandi Modus Session IPA

Modus Session IPA is released just in time for summer 2016 as the third beer in the Modus core can range. At 4.1% ABV it’s designed as a summer session beer. This beer (which shares a remarkable number of similarities to Modus ...
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4 Pines Hoppy Doppelbock - Keller Door

4 Pines Keller Door: Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Hoppy Doppelbock is the spring 2016 Keller Door release from the North Shore brewery. The first thing you notice with 4 Pines Hoppy Doppelbock is, as you'd expect, the aroma. It's atypical for a doppelbock, throwing out zingy lemon rind ...
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Yulli's Brews Fat Nerd Vanilla Porter

Yulli’s Brews Fat Nerd Vanilla Porter

As with many of Yulli’s Brew’s core beers, this one is personified by the character which gives it its name, Fat Nerd. The description on the bottle paints this character as a mixed bag. He's not your best mate but not ...
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Nomad Cultural Exchange

Nomad Cultural Exchange (Jester King Collaboration)

This beer is a collaboration between Nomad Brewing and Jester King in the US. This beer is the bastard son of Nomad’s Long Trip Saison. In this form there's added Manuka-smoked malt from New Zealand, and it’s been fermented with Jester King’s ...
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Young Henrys Dr Rot Fifer's vienna lager

Young Henrys Dr Röt Fifer’s Vienna Lager

Young Henrys Dr Röt Fifer was the official beer of Australian Comic-Con 2016. It's a Vienna lager that pours a beautiful dark amber as you’d expect. This feature on the Comic-Con beer comes a fair while after the original convention ...
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Modus Operandi Caribbean Queen Dark Ale

Modus Operandi Caribbean Queen Dark Ale

Caribbean Queen is Modus Operandi’s limited release dark ale in celebration of the brewery’s second birthday. This beer was brewed with coconut, lactose and milk chocolate making for a sweet birthday treat. It has a lot in common with the beloved ...
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