Residents of Sydney’s Northern Beaches are often heard referring to their domain as God’s Country. People might think that that is a little presumptuous, but after one trip on the Manly Ferry on a sunny, a swim at one of the many glorious beaches and a stroll on a lofty headland at sunrise or dusk, visitors can be heard to mutter – “Bastards – they’re right”. And just when one thinks it can’t get any better, we get two new breweries thrown into the glorious mix.
illiards and I made a hit and run visit to Nomad Brewing Co. last weekend. They’d been kind enough to sling us a bait to their public opening in our capacity as the Northern Beaches slackest beer bloggers (more recently, it must be said) – so it was the least we could do. illiards figured that given Nomad is no more than a stagger from his place – he’ll get plenty of opportunity to give the place a more detailed going over in the future – a hit and run would be fine. It is a good set up. There’s the gleaming brewing equipment, which provides 25hl of capacity and a great little bar area to get your growler fills and have a sample of Nomad Brewing’s offerings. At $15 for a growler fill of the Sideways Pale, I think illiards mightn’t need to wash his growler – just come up regularly.
There’s three beers initially on offer. Rather than re-type, just read the info in the photo. The Sideways Pale Ale is very sessionable – and I’ll be up there with a growler this afternoon for a $15 fill. The Jet Lag IPA and the Long Trip Saison are fine examples of their respective styles. It looks like Nomad will be bottling their offerings as well. You can’t have enough beer clothing in your wardrobe and Nomad have outdone themselves with a broad range of gear, which goes beyond the standard beer t-shirt. Nomad proudly proclaim their Northern Beaches home on their gear (it’s sexier than saying “Brookvale”), but you’ll find
’em at 5 Sydenham Road, Brookvale Road. Heaps better than the Brookvale Hotel’s bottlo! Nomad also offers membership at various levels and they are promising seasonals and special tastings. Will pay to follow their website. All the best – Nomad.