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Bonehead Brewing

A dog-friendly brewery known for its diverse tap list and colourful wall murals.
By Libby Curran
April 30, 2021
By Libby Curran
April 30, 2021

With a couple of self-proclaimed boneheads at the helm, this indie brewery makes its home within a former mechanics workshop in the heart of Kensington. The laidback, 80-person capacity taproom rocks an industrial aesthetic, with high-top tables, plants hung from the soaring steel rafters and eight shiny stainless steel beer fermenters standing proudly visible in one corner. It's dog-friendly inside and out, and there's a healthy dose of colour from the sprawling wall murals, created by local artists during live painting events. The latest beauty from Lynn Bremner was also replicated as can art for one of Bonehead's recent brew releases.

The brewery's signature beer offering champions balance and approachability, with the 12-strong tap list pouring a mix of core drops and seasonal releases — from the Revered red ale and the Mum's pilsner, to a Belgian-style wit bier they've dubbed the Half-Wit Hero. There are fun, inventive new brews dropping regularly, so you can expect to try something different every time you visit. A handful of Victorian wines and a couple of boilermaker curations round out the drinks lineup.

The matching food situation is a simple one, with a trio of beer-friendly jaffles featuring fillings like prosciutto and pesto with smoked mozzarella. Though there's also a rotation of food trucks swinging past on the regular, including local legends like Nicolosi Pizzeria and Brother Trucker.

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