Bumped, bruised and battered, the race for Lupulin powder is not one for the fainthearted. A single harvest once a year, sending brewers into a hop hash feeding frenzy – and for good reason! As dangerously aromatic as it is addictive, you’d sell the house with nan in it just to get your hands on a beer with hash in it. But we’ve gotcha covered this time. Hop Hash XPA, displaying strong stone fruit characters with a bitter finish, tell nan it was a close one.
4 Pines opened in Manly in 2008 and quickly made a splash. The brewery began by making four core beers – Kolsch, Pale, Hefeweizen and ESB. Today, their four signature brews are complemented by 15 to 20 seasonals and specialty batches each year.
DID YOU KNOW?
In October 2012, 4 Pines kegged their first brew out of their 5000 litre Brookvale brewery, just down the road from their original brewpub. Although 4 Pines has outgrown its 500 litre Manly microbrewery, it remains an integral part of the 4 Pines engine room, producing all of their small batch Keller Door range.