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.

Shenanigans Sabotage GABS 2016

Shenanigans Sabotage

Sabotage was the GABS 2016 beer from Shenanigans Brewing Co. Sabotage is complex beast, it’s an oatmeal stout aged on bourbon soaked oak chips, with single origin coffee, cocoa nibs and chocolate jolokia ghost chilli. Yeah, like I said, complex ...
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Akasha Fire Within

Akasha Fire Within

Akasha Fire Within is a hoppy American Amber Ale brewed right here in Sydney. Originally brewed for GABS 2015, the recipe has since changed. Going from an imperial amber ale to a “normal” amber ale. But calling it normal does ...
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Batch The Terrier's Bitter

Batch The Terrier’s Bitter

Batch Brewing Co. continue to produce a range of styles in small batches. The Terrier's Bitter is one tasty recent example. Batch The Terrier's Bitter is an English style bitter with a beautiful dark brown colour, which is ever so ...
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Modus Operandi Modus Pale Ale

Modus Operandi Modus Pale Ale

Modus Pale Ale is becoming something of a flagship beer for Modus Operandi. Perhaps it doesn’t have the same reputation as Former Tenant but it was released in cans at the same time and it never disappoints. Modus Pale Ale easily ...
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Modus Operandi Former Tenant Red IPA

Modus Operandi Former Tenant

Modus Operandi Former Tenant needs no introduction, it won Champion Australian Craft Beer in 2014, when the brewery was just a few months old. Before April 2016 it was only available on tap and in one litre CANimals. Nevertheless, Former Tenant's reputation ...
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Akasha Freshwater Pale Ale bottle

Akasha Freshwater Pale Ale

Akasha's Freshwater Pale Ale is one of the most hop-forward and flavourful pale ales coming out of Sydney right now. When brewer Dave Padden left Riverside it sent a tremor through the Sydney craft beer scene. He had leapt to ...
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Yulli's Brews Norman Australian Ale

Yulli’s Brews Norman Australian Ale

Yulli's Brews Norman Australian Ale is a sessionable pale ale, similar in many ways to Coopers Pale Ale but with a burst more flavour from Galaxy and Ella hops. The brewing company is based in Surry Hills, as an offshoot ...
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4 Pines Black Box of Dark Ales

4 Pines Keller Door: Black Box Of Dark Ales

The 4 Pines Black Box of Dark Ales was released in late April 2016. As with all Keller Door beers, it's a limited release so you'll need to get it quick. A lovely concept following on from last year’s story ...
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4 Pines Kolsch

4 Pines Kolsch

4 Pines Kolsch has become somewhat of a staple in the Sydney beer scene. Kölsch is a beautiful style of beer. Originating from Cologne in Germany, it features all the clean and crisp flavours of a lager but fermented like ...
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Akasha Tradewind Lager

Akasha Tradewind Lager

Who would have guessed we’d see a lager from Dave Padden and Akasha? But here it is and believe it or not, hops feature prominently. Tradewind Lager is more than your average pale lager, and while it pours a light straw ...
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