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Breweries

Illawarra Brewing Co in North Wollongong NSW

When I moved away from Marrickville, the one thing I knew I would miss would be living to close proximity to the breweries that were popping up in the area. But a sea change was required (and we couldn’t afford to buy a house in Marrickville) and we moved down to the ‘Gong. As luck […]

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Bulli Brewing – Darkside

Brewery: Bulli Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style:  Dark Lager ABV:  5.6% IBUs:   40 Rate Beer:  no listing in Rate Beer Pour:  Dark with a ruby hue and thin white head. Strong roasted malt on the nose. Hints of coffee and chocolate and a light dry bitterness. This a pretty easy drinking beer. A little thin in […]

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Illawarra Brewing Co – Black IPA

Brewery: Illawarra Brewing Co in Wollongong NSW Style:  Black IPA ABV:  7% Rate Beer:  no rating yet Pour:  Dark in colour with a deep ruby red shine. Big cream head. Roasted flavour with hints of caramel in the body. Little hop bitterness but mostly stone fruit flavours give it that nice mix of a west coast […]

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Five Barrel Brewing – Red IPA

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: Red IPA ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 50 Rate Beer: not listed on Rate Beer Pour: Copper red colour with a big foamy head that holds A beautiful hoppy,  beer that holds back the ABV which makes it a good drinking beer. Not as malt driven as some Red IPAs […]

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Five Barrel Brewing – New England IPA

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: NEIPA ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 20 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Slight hazy bright yellow colour with a bubbly, lasting head. Light but hoppy beer. Gorgeous colour. Reminds me of that crayola yellow that you would use as a kid to colour the sun in. Good beer to […]

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Five Barrel Brewing – 2017 Imperial Stout

Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 9.6% IBUs: 50 Rate Beer: No Rating Yet Pour:  Deep black with a dark tan head that fades out quickly. Creamy texture with a smooth finish of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The lighter of the series of imperial stouts from Five Barrel but holds […]

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Beer

Five Barrels – Imperial Stout 2019 Shiraz Barrel Aged

Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Not a strong Shiraz flavour unlike the whiskey barrel aged version but still chocolate and vanilla flavours that’s been present in each years batch.

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Bars & Pubs

Pepe’s On The Beach in Wollongong

Tucked in behind the Marriott and across the road from the beach, Pepe’s is that coastal bar vibe perfect for vacationers and hip locals wanting a few cocktails on a Saturday afternoon before hitting the clubs. 16 beers on tap with stock standard range and a few craft options, on my visit I had a Byron Bay […]