The Allegiance of Magicians have called and asked Mountain culture what their magic trick is to get a beer so juicy. They told them that it’s not a trick, it’s an illusion and adding agave nectar to Mountain Culture’s favourite could only enhance the wonder! Right? They explained that it would produce an added complexity to the style and provide smooth, agave notes under the bursting tropical fruits created by the combination of Strata, Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops . Then they told them to make sure that they never give away that secret! Oh dear… Well, if this illusion doesn’t turn out to be the career-making scandal of their dreams, at least there is always money in the banana stand!
Built in 1912 in the beautiful Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, their building housed ‘The Echo’, the local paper for many a year. Later it allegedly passed time as a “dancing saloon and home for lost or belated drunks”, until finally ending up as a Civic Video store. In 2017 DJ and Harriet McCready embarked on transforming the dilapidated building into the first brewpub in the Blue Mountains. After 18 long months of careful renovation, they opened the doors with the goal of welcoming people from near and far to come in and have a beer. But not just any beer. Rather, they hold themselves accountable to a standard that means constantly pushing the limit and pushing themselves to figure out how they can brew better beer, every batch. Because let’s face it, life is short. They have no time for beers that don’t blow their hair back, and nor should you.