Mountain Culture knows what you’re thinking… WTF is a cold IPA? So were they until the brewers informed them that it’s a bit of a hybrid beer in the sense that they used a lager yeast, moderate fermentation temperatures and biotransformation techniques with the dry hops (Riwaka and Citra, FYI). What you’re left with is a citrusy, juicy (like an IPA) assertive beer (with IBU’s like a WCIPA) that finishes clean and crisp (like a lager). Basically, it’s the beer equivalent of a Chinese buffet – a little something for everyone.
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.