The changes along Smith Street haven’t abated in 2014 and, while walking down the street last week I noticed yet another new opening. Beer Mash Collingwood opened mid-November and brings a different craft beer offering to the area that compliments the great options nearby. I really liked what I saw and spoke to store manager Manning Blanchard to find out exactly what Beer Mash was trying to achieve.
Beer Mash, as the name suggests, has a strong beer focus, with 20 taps containing a range of international and local craft beers. It’s not all about beer though, and at various times some of the taps will be offering up things like cider, kombucha, cold brewed coffee and seasonal wines. You can try before you buy, however Beer Mash is all about takeaway growlers (1.89L) and squealers (945mL), as well as a range of interesting craft beers in bottles.
Expect monthly rotations of the taps, which will be selected by the staff with input from customers. When I went beverages on tap included things such as Epic’s Hop Zombie, Evil Twin’s Hipster Ale, Yeastie Boys‘ Minimatta, D.O.C. Wines’ Rosato, Remedy’s Ginger Lemon Kombucha and Beat’s Cold Brew Coffee.
Visiting during it’s second week of operation, there were still some things that were a work in progress but I was very impressed with what I saw and think that the concept is great.If you’re a fan of not just craft beer, but craft drinks in general, Beer Mash is definitely worth checking out. I know I’ll be back with my growler to get it filled with something interesting.
306 Smith Street
Wed – Sat: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sun: 11:00am to 5:00pm