We went to the brewery location in Brookvale, which is located buried within an industrial park. Wonderfully set up interior, with the brewing facilities right next to the tasting area. 15 beers on tap, of varying quality and ambition. The standard lineup isn’t anything special, but some of the more adventurous beers are decent. Paddles of 5 for between $15 and $20. Service is extremely friendly and generous with the free samples. Worth coming to.
Visited on 7th April 2016. It’s a couple of minutes walk from the ferry terminal and has a nice view of the harbour.
It’s on the 1st floor and has inside and outside seating. Food is pretty good.
The beer range showcases the core range plus Keller Door small batch releases. The beers are pretty solid. It’s a nice place to get to with the ferry and a decent spot for beer. Recommend a visit here.
Nice vibe at Manly beach, right near the station. Decent selection of in-house brews. Some better than others, overall decent. Slow service, and food’s on the expensive side, but the food is good and they do flights!
I stayed for 5 days in Manly for work purposes. This was the only place I could find in the area that allowed you to have a smoke with a drink in your hand. It has a balcony with radiant heaters that shuts at 10pm. Didn’t try the food but it has all the regular beers (brewed off site at their main brewery in Brookvale) plus the Keller Door small batch releases (possibly brewed on site - the best being their English style Best Bitter on hand pump). Approx $10 a pint. Gets quite crowded at weekends. Worth the trip even if staying in CBD (located across the road from Manly Wharf - about 30mins from Circular Quay by ferry with good harbour views). Manly Beach itself is actually a 10 min stroll from here (full of surfers).
Oakes (800) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 11, 2015
Just across the road from the ferry. Open brewpub facing the water. They have all their regular beers of course but the reason to come to the brewpub is the Celllar Door stuff, which is a lot harder to find. Good patio overlooking Manly Beach. First time here they had poutine on the menu, second time I heard Quebecois French so I’m sensing a theme.
One more visit on Mon Oct 12, 2015. Arrived around 3 or 4 pm, had a sample paddle of the 5 Keller Doors they had one, plus a sample of the stout and ate a pulled pork burger. Happy to see so many new beers this visit, also a mead among them actually! Very fast and friendly service. I’ll go back again if I can. Very short walk from where the Sydney ferry comes in.
tasting rack $17, burger $17.
Visited on July 14, 2013. Took the ferry from Sydney to Manly, nice ride there in the day, and to the lights of the Sydney harbour coming home at night. Think the ferry was just short of $15 return. Walk off the ferry and out of the terminal, cross the first road, turn right. You’ll see a black sign with white print stating "micro brewery" just up the road. It will be on your left hand side coming from the ferry. They had 7 beers (well, 6 beers + 1 cider). Tasting paddle of 5 for $15. Single tasters cost $3, very nicely thought for us beer nerds out beer hunting. Tasting paddle was great looking too. Beers not served as horribly cold as most other places in this country. Didn’t eat but had the 7 different drinks they had available. Brewery visible behind glass. Fairly big indoors and smaller outdoors seating. A flight of stairs to get up to the place from the street. No WiFi.
Visited on 12th September 2015. Vibrant brew pub and kitchen overlooking Manly beach. Rocking atmosphere (it was Saturday night). I met drinkers both local and from as far off as Belgium. The 4 Pines standard range plus constantly changing Keller Door Specials on tap, plus a food menu to please all palates - you simply MUST try their awesome pie! Only a few steps away from the ferry port it is worth taking the boat from Circular Quay just to come to 4 Pines. Great place!