SYDNEY | 4 Pines Brewing Company might be owned by global behemoth AB InBev, and a have a few brewpubs dotted around Sydney’s Northern Beaches area these days, but the place where it all started in 2008, the Manly Brewpub, is still operating and is still a great place to visit. It’s a casual venue with a beach vibe – there’s views across to the ocean and a small brewery to the side which still produces Keller Door releases.
On tap you’ll find 12 taps pouring 4 Pines’ entire core range along with a number of limited Keller Door releases. There’s local wines, spirits and cocktails for those who don’t want beer, along with the refreshing Brookvale Union Ginger Beer. For beer thought, the Indian Summer Ale and Nitro Stout are always good bets from the core range, while the Keller Door range includes interesting things like (at the time of writing) a Peated Whisky Brown Ale and a Chili beer. There’s the option of a tasting paddle so you can try a few things if you like.
For food it’s a selection of gastropub options. Think Cajun pulled pork sliders, fish & chips, pumpkin gnocchi and the popular Manly mega burger.
If you really want to try some unique beers, head downstairs to the Keller Door bar which has 12 taps all dedicated to Keller Door releases, along with some innovative food designed for sharing. You can also do brewery tours – bookings can be made on the website.
Also worth visiting are 4 Pines other venues, the Public House Newport, Truck Bar Brookvale, and Beer & Bread Belrose.
4 Pines Brewing Company (Manly)
29/43-45 East Esplanade
New South Wales 2095
Sun – Sat: 11:00am to 12:00am