This hidden away gem of a brewery has everything you could want and it's virtually always open!
This has become our go-to growler filling venue, partly because it's just around the corner from us, partly because they fill iKegger growlers at very reasonable prices ($30 for 2 or a Johnson Double Growler) but mostly because they have some tasty beers to choose from.
Their core range has 2 great beers, The Governor Golden Ale and The Boxer Red Aleand recently we've been loving their Conviction Series IPA (which packs a hefty wallop at 7%)
The venue itself is in the middle of an industrial complex and you'll probably second guess yourself the first time you try to get there but once you do it's like a little beer oasis surrounded by offices and warehouses.
There is a huge outdoor area with plenty of large tables for groups scattered between raised garden beds. The actual brewery is completely visible through glass walls from outside and only separated by a divider inside making you really aware of the fact your delicious beverage is coming straight from those epic stainless steel towers.
The inside bar area is mainly wooden with beautiful copper splashbacks behind the taps, the semi open kitchen feels like some kind of Southern USA BBQ shack, which matches the menu perfectly as the the huge builtin smoker gives hint to.
The food is hearty, delicious and smokey. House smoked meats and in house pickles feature heavily on the menu and you won't get any complaints from me about that. Some poor sod spends hours every day crumbing jalapeno poppers if the volume leaving the kitchen every time I've been there (a goodly portion of them coming to my table) is anything to go by. Word of warning the kitchen takes a pounding every weekday lunch from all the businesses around and it goes from a chilled out empty venue to absolute chaos for about 2 hours come 12.30pm so you might want to get in earlier or later than that if you want a chilled couple of beers and a meal during the week.
The staff are all friendly as f*ck, if in doubt check out the smile on this blokes dial after he filled my iKegger Hummer. This amazes me considering the place is open for breakfast and kicks on till late every night.
Head in between 4 and 6pm Mon- Thurs and it's $6 pints and there is live music every Sat and Sun starting at 2pm.
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So by now you’ve probably seen “cold drip” or “cold brew” coffee popping up in your local cafes. And now the latest craze of “nitro coffee” So what are they and why should you care?
We show you how to make your own cold brew coffee, nitro coffee and espresso martinis on TAP!
Launched in 2013 Tap King looked like being a decent option for people wanting to have beer on tap at home. After buying the plastic dispenser and a 3.2L disposable plastic bottles of a select range of beers you simply took them home, chilled them and then attached them to the dispenser to have beer on tap in the fridge.
On paper I'm sure their marketing team thought it sounded like a good idea. I don't know of a single beer drinker who wouldn't want "frosty cold, perfectly poured beer" on tap in their kitchen, bbq area or home bar.