Pixel Brewing is a Sydney based gypsy brewery with a focus on creating natural, unfiltered beers which are inspired by American styles.
The brewer behind gypsy brewery, Pixel Brewing, is Kieran Medhurst. Kieran is known to many for his time at Beer Cartel and, more recently, as the owner of Medhurst & Sons, a bottle shop specialising in craft cider and beer.
The Pixel focus is to pack in a lot of flavour and allow keg and bottle conditioning to bring the beer to life. Having started at HopDog BeerWorks in Nowra and also brewing at Batch Brewing in Marrickville, the production has slowed since the opening of Medhurst & Sons in Glebe.
That said, Pixel beers, particularly the American Pale Ale, can be found at venues such as The Duck Inn, Forest Lodge Hotel and occasionally at Wayward’s cellar door. For those with longer memories, the first few Pixel batches were pretty much all available at Frankie’s in Sydney’s CBD.
As well as these regular spots for the American Pale Ale, Kieran’s been known to brew batches for events such as GABS and Sydney Craft Beer Week.
As with many former home brewers who have made the leap to turn pro, frustratingly long hours spent in a less interesting industry forced them into the leap of faith. The brewery name is a reminder of too many hours staring at pixels on a monitor while working in IT.
Kieran Medhurst has admitted that the number of people from an IT background now working in craft beer in disturbing. However, as with fellow IT professionals and gypsy brewers, Doctor’s Orders and Shenanigans, the quality seems to be extremely high.
Anyone has tasted a Pixel beer can testify that the leap of faith was worth it and the IT industry’s loss is craft beer’s (and now craft cider’s) gain.