It’s a small space at Nomad in Brookvale but, like their beers, it’s packed with character.
Cosy is probably the best word to describe the Nomad Brewing tasting room. It has the feel of a beach hut and everything seems to suggest they’re trying to evoke a community, family feel.
As you sit there sipping your beer, you’ll see locals swing by to pick up a six pack or mixed case of beers.
The Brewery Behind The Tasting Room
Through the back is where all the brewing action happens. You might just catch a glimpse of the stainless steel tanks and perhaps even the enormous grappa barrel that was used to age their Threesome collaboration beer.
You’ll want to hope the warehouse doors are rolled up to catch a glimpse of that. It’s seriously impressive in stature and presence.
Out the front, there are four taps that’ll change up depending on their seasonal releases but they have all the core beers available in bottles, six packs and cases.
Because of their links with distributors Experience IT who also handle Doctor’s Orders and Stone, there is a small takeaway fridge with just about the most tightly curated and excellent beers you’ve ever seen. I’ve never spent so much time staring at one fridge deciding what I’d most like to pick up.
Obviously the beers taste that much better when they’re fresh from the brewery and the guys at Nomad are happy to answer your questions or offer a recommendation to fit your tastes. As with any self-respecting brewery, they’ll let you take away the draught stuff in squealers or growlers.
An Endearing Tasting Room
There’s an endearing quaintness to the venue. Wandering through the back office to get to the bathrooms is an experience that must be unique to the small operations you find in the craft beer world.
Space is optimised for the brewery and the tasting room is just that, a room. A room for friends and strangers to connect over great beer.
There’s a small area out the front with a few tables and chairs which, under some shade, would be perfect on a warm summer day.
With relatively short opening hours – the tasting room closes at 6pm – and with little in the way of food, it’s definitely a brewery bar that lends itself more to a quick in-and-out drink rather than a big session.
All of this combines to give Nomad that community feel we’ve come to know and love among Sydney’s craft breweries.
Nomad Brewing is a fantastic little venue and one that’s worth checking out whether you’re a craft beer nerd or you just want to explore somewhere new on the North Shore.
Hours: Wed-Sat: 12pm-6pm
Now Tapped!: https://nowtapped.com/nomadbrewingco
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