Molly Rose Brewery
Try a diverse range of house brews and even some cheeky beer cocktails at this cosy Collingwood spot.
In 2019, three years after brewer Nic Sandery officially launched Molly Rose, the brewery scored itself this new home and taproom in the heart of Collingwood. Since then, it's been busy cementing its status as a staple of the inner north beer scene. It's a cosy, light-filled space, with a collection of shiny brewing tanks in the back, a long bar and seating in the front, and — in the wake of COVID — a roomy streetside beer garden at the entrance.
From the tap list, you'll get a strong sense of the Molly Rose beer philosophy, which champions a diverse range of styles rather than just one or two. Among the lineup, expect to find plenty of approachable drops for all kinds of palates, from the citrus farmhouse ale dubbed When Life Gives You Lemons ($7/14) to a hoppy lager ($7.5/15) and the East of Kent English-style bitter ($7/14). A strong rotation of seasonal and limited-batch beers star alongside the brewery's core range, with a selection of guest brews and local wines also on offer. Or, go for something a bit different and try one of the bar's innovative beer-infused cocktails.
To match, there are some elevated beer snacks, a handful of sambos and toasties, and share-friendly options like charcuterie platters and cheese plates. And you can always bank on plenty of guidance and beery know-how from the team of beer-loving experts behind the bar.
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