One of my favourite small bars in West Wynyard is The SG Bar or as I prefer to know it – Spooning Goats. As funky and as hipster are the Barber Shop, Baxters, Ramblin’ Rascal Rose and their ilk – Spooning Goats is a far less assuming and more homely and welcoming establishment. There’s no posing here – it’s like drinking at your mate’s place. It can be tricky to find, but head South along York Street and just past the Forbes, on the left handside look for the “I Heart SG” sign. You won’t be sorry
And Spooning Goats is loyal to their mates. HopDog BeerWorks is much the same as Spooning Goats in that they’re a small brewer having a red hot go without attitude. They are one of Australia’s smallest brewers (I think that’s changing) – but they still pack as mighty punch. Yesterday they celebrated their third birthday and in honour Spooning Goats laid on a tap takeover. The list is below, but Redhopulous is a cracking, cracking beer and one of their greatest hits. I also fondly remember a pumpkin beer they did.
I raised a glass of Saison Because to the best small brewer in South Nowra amongst the happy throng at Spooning Goats. Other than sipping a sample at their cellar door, I could think of no more appropriate place.
Here’s three cheers – HopDog – hope there’s many more. BTW – have to try the Halloumi and bean pie next time. (Insert Homer drooling sound)