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.

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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Nomad So-Cal-Iente Stone Brewing Collaboration

Nomad So-Cal-Iente (Stone Brewing Collaboration)

So-Cal-Iente is the latest collaboration between Sydney's Nomad Brewing and California's world-famous Stone Brewing. So-Cal-Iente is a black rye IPA, following the previous Nomad x Stone collaboration, AiRyEvil. That was a resinous rye IPA. This time, things have taken a darker ...
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4 Pines American Amber Ale

4 Pines American Amber Ale

4 Pines added American Amber Ale to their core range in 2016. It's a welcome addition to an impressive collection of beers. This American Amber Ale started its life as one of 4 Pines' Keller Door releases. Popularity and demand ...
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Nomad The Wild Mongrel

Nomad The Wild Mongrel

Nomad Brewing are producing more and more limited release beers. The Wild Mongrel is a fruity sour beer with some serious funk. This limited release beer from Nomad Brewing Co. is a sour beer with a bold, funky, barnyard nose. Underneath ...
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Modus Operandi Black Lab Milk Stout

Modus Operandi Black Lab Milk Stout

Black Lab Milk Stout is one of Modus Operandi's seasonal beers. It's been put into cans for winter 2016. When Modus Operandi announced they were canning Modus Pale Ale and Former Tenant, it created a lot of excitement among Sydney ...
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Nomad Without A Paddle GABS 2016

Nomad Without A Paddle

Without A Paddle was Nomad Brewing’s beer for GABS 2016. I enjoyed it during the festival but with just a taster it was hard to get the full experience of the beer. Thankfully the Brookvale based brewery has released it in ...
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Doctor's Orders Saccharophobic

Doctor’s Orders Saccharophobic

Saccharophobic, a salted caramel brown ale, is Doctor's Orders' winter seasonal for 2016. The previous winter seasonal from Doctor's Orders was Plasma, a white IPA, but Doc has decided to mix it up this year by releasing this brown ale ...
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4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale

4 Pines Keller Door: Double Cascadian Dark Ale

Double Cascadian Dark Ale is a winter 2016 Keller Door release from 4 Pines. It was about this time in 2015 that 4 Pines released their Keller Door Oaked Baltic Porter. This winter’s release is something of an imperial black ...
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Shenanigans Malt Assault 2016

Shenanigans Malt Assault (2016)

Shenanigans have released the 2016 version of their winter seasonal, Malt Assault. This year's Malt Assault shows off a beautiful rusty amber colour beneath a light raw sugar head with some enticing froth. Smokin' It has a smokey nose from the ...
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