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.

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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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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