Breweries are opening all over the Northern Beaches and at the latest count, there are 8 breweries and 1 distillery. Of course, you can easily get a beer at any pub, but there’s something special about drinking it right where it was made. You’ll get to try their new and limited releases before anyone else does! If beer isn’t your thing, Manly Spirts Distillery offer a refreshing gin cocktail, whisky, limoncello or botanical vodka.
Bucketty’s is the Northern Beaches newest brewery, which opened in February 2021. They are open Thursday through to Sunday serving delicious fresh beers and super delicious fresh food from their onsite food truck.
Nomad Brewing Co.
Nomad Brewing Co has turned an old carpet warehouse on Sydenham Rd into a brew house and tasting room. Their tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday, you’ll be able to try some of their popular beers as well as a couple of their limited releases.
Dad and Dave’s Brewery
Dad and Dave’s Brewery is a family operated brewery. They have recently finished renovating their tasting room, which is open Thursday to Sunday. They have 20 taps offering some of their new beers, core favourites, as well as food trucks serving food.
4 Pines Brewing Co
4 Pines started in Manly back in 2008 and they now have 2 more venues across the Northern Beaches.
The original 4 Pines Brewpub overlooks the stunning Manly Wharf. It is the perfect spot to chill out on their balcony with a pint of their freshest beer and watch the sunset.
4 Pines Truck Bar is located in Brookvale and is where most of the brewing magic happens. The Truck Bar has happy hour Monday – Thursday, where you can get $6 wine, pints and wings. They host a weekly trivia, live music and they always show The Manly Sea Eagles games, live and loud on their big screens. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, you can join in on one of their brewery tours at 12:30pm.
Public House Newport, is the home of the barrel-aged program, capturing the classic saloon vibe with a 4 Pines Twist.
7th Day Brewery
Modus Operandi Brewing Company
Modus Operandi Brewing Company is a brewery located in the industrial area just behind Pittwater place. Enjoy their passionately produced craft beer which after a long day at the beach, will taste even better! During the week, they have some great food specials and, on a Sunday, they have live music from 4-7pm.
Trust Tree Brewing Co
Trust Tree Brewing Co is a microbrewery, located in Avalon Beach, established in 2016. Their beer is all-natural, a fresh, crisp brew from a mix of malt, yeast, water and hops with no nasties chucked in. They are only open on Fridays between 4-9pm.
Quakers Hat Brewing
Down in the depths of Quakers Hat Bay, a father and two sons home-brewed their first 20 litre batch of beer. It tasted pretty good, so they decided to brew for a living. Quakers Hat Brewing is currently in the process of building their taproom in Manly Vale.
Manly Spirits Distillery is a trendy spot with standout drinks and food offerings to fuel an evening of fun. You can also enjoy a tour of the distillery, allowing you the opportunity to touch, taste and smell their raw ingredients, whilst you learn about Australian botanicals and gin.
Join a Northern Beaches Brewery Tour
If you would like to visit most of these breweries in one day, you can join the Northern Beaches Brewery Tour. Their tour begins in Manly at 12 noon and then continues to Brookvale for your first beers and lunch. Then you will head up the coast, along beautiful beaches to Modus brewery in Mona Vale, where they like to brew differently. Hop back on the bus to ‘Brewvale’, where you will join a working brewery tour, listen to the beer-brewing maestros and enjoy a tasting session or two. From there, it is a short trip back to Manly where you can drop by the original microbrewery of 4 Pines.