4 Pines Brewing Co – Big Brekky Porter

Brewery: 4 Pines Brewing Co in Manly, NSW Style: Porter ABV: 7.0% IBUs: 32 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Black colour with a white head. Starts off with a milk stout flavour with a hint of a cup of latte in the mix. As it settles, a malt, biscuity flavour comes into play. Would I drink this on a Monday morning for breakfast before work? … Continue reading 4 Pines Brewing Co – Big Brekky Porter

Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: DIPA ABV: 8.0% IBUs: 60 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Beautiful golden colour and strong biscuit nose  Sometimes you don’t have to go over the top with hops for DIPA. This just takes their Torpedo and increases the hop and grain bill to give a lighter colour and crisper drinking beer. I’m sure regular readers know my love for … Continue reading Sierra Nevada – Hop Bullet

East Sydney Hotel in Woolloomooloo 

Another great little old pub in Woolloomooloo. A throwback to the old fashioned local. Ten beers on tap including a few craft options. Old beer signs litter the walls of the front bar. Out back has a seating area for casual get together and food through the restaurant. On my visit I had the magnificent Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer IPA. Website: https://www.eastsydneyhotel.com/ Now Tapped: not listed Menu: https://www.eastsydneyhotel.com/food … Continue reading East Sydney Hotel in Woolloomooloo 

Modus Operandi – Gainz unfiltered IPA

Brewery: Modus Operandi in Mona Vale, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 7.5% Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Light golden colour on pour The can says #shredded (along with other hashtags) and I’m not sure what they mean by that. Solid IPA that’s been double dry hopped but hasn’t made much impact on flavour to be honest. Hoppy bitterness mostly comes through and the two hours of … Continue reading Modus Operandi – Gainz unfiltered IPA

Modus Operandi – Majestic Leopard: A Lurid Session

Brewery: Modus Operandi in Mona Vale, NSW Style: Session NEIPA ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 71/100 Pour: Sunshine yellow with a thin, bubbly head Modus are really nailing juicy little hop bombs with no bitterness but plenty of flavour. Like summer cocktail with pine, passion fruit and citrus fruit flavours, this is a perfect beer to have during a glorious weekend away on the South Coast making … Continue reading Modus Operandi – Majestic Leopard: A Lurid Session

The Old Fitzroy in Woolloomooloo

This gorgeous little suburban pub tucked away at the back of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo is a great spot for a beer. Small bar area and an small upstairs dining area with a small but reasonably priced menu, the focal point of this pub is the next door independent theatre which regularly holds local plays for up to 40-50 people. 12 rotating craft beer taps, … Continue reading The Old Fitzroy in Woolloomooloo

Hawkes Brewing Co – Hawkes Lager

Brewery: Hawkes Brewing Co in Coogee, NSW Style: Lager ABV: 4.5% IBUs: 18 Rate Beer: 11/100 Pour: Watercolour yellow with a small head on pour Inspired by and named after Australia’s beer skolling ex Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. Hawkey (as he is lovingly known as) is infamous to going to the cricket every year and skolling a schooner in front of a drunk, rabid crowd. He’s … Continue reading Hawkes Brewing Co – Hawkes Lager

Sauce Brewing Co – Hop Sauce

Brewery: Sauce Brewing Co in Marrickville , NSW Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 52/100 Pour: Light golden orange colour with a small head on pour It’s hard to fuck up a pale ale. This is a nice balanced brew with slight hop bitterness and smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking and perfect for knocking back while out fishing with your buddies where the only thing you catch … Continue reading Sauce Brewing Co – Hop Sauce