Mountain Culture invited their mates at Hop Nation to their Katoomba brewpub the night before their Rauchbier Festival to lay down a traditional Maibock, which was great and all, but the real fun happened after the lights went out and they locked the doors and REDACTED- which led to the name Ukulele Solo at approximately 3:21am. Months later, once everyone had almost recovered, they were able to package this full bodied, crisp-finishing lager that perfectly displays the complex interplay of hoppy bitterness and sweet malty undertones.
Built-in 1912 in the beautiful Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, Mountain Culture’s 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.