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Collingwood Is Home to a New Bar and Brewery Dedicated to IPAs

Byron Bay's Fixation Brewery has opened The Incubator tasting room on Smith Street.
By Kat Hayes
September 04, 2018
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Collingwood Is Home to a New Bar and Brewery Dedicated to IPAs

Byron Bay's Fixation Brewery has opened The Incubator tasting room on Smith Street.
By Kat Hayes
September 04, 2018
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Fixation Brewing Co, the Byron Bay brewery that is a joint venture between Tom Delmont and the Stone & Wood Group, is responsible for some pretty tasty brews. Well, one type of brew specifically: India Pale Ales.

Brewing hoppy IPAs is the company's calling card — and its fixation, if you may — and now it's about to open a hoppy tasting room right here in Collingwood.

Smith Street will soon be home to The Incubator, a tasting room for the IPA-dedicated brewery, which is opening this week. A bar and brewery all rolled into one, it will be creating and serving up a slew of IPAs — including some of its signature brews, and some Melbourne exclusives. Two new ones you'll be able to taste are The 86 IPA and Easey Street IPA, which will be poured straight from the tanks.

The brewery bar isn't just good turf for those who want to drink, though, it's also the right place to be to learn about the brewing process, and IPAs in general. With the tanks right up close to where you'll be sitting having a tipple, be assured that any questions you might have – what is an IPA? What are hops? How does beer get made? What's in the vat? – are going to be answered by those IPA-obsessed folk in the know.

No kitchen, but bringing in your own food or UberEats-ing is a go, so your stomach won't be going unlined.

Find The Incubator at 414 Smith Street, Collingwood, from Wednesday, September 5. It's opening hours are Wed–Fri, 4pm–10pm, and Sat–Sun, 12pm–10pm.

Images: DHyde Foto

Published on September 04, 2018 by Kat Hayes

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