One of the newcomers on the Central Coast scene, Bay Rd Brewery came about after three mates — Grant Buckham, Darren Barber and Sam Kennis — got together, drank some craft brews in a boatshed and decided to turn their passion into a reality, taking on Australia's ever-expanding craft brewery scene.
The microbrewery, located in the centre of Gosford, serves up beer "straight down the line" — no preservatives and no mucking around with anything other than great beer. The brewery is located in a no-fuss, warehouse-like space with communal tables, a bar and brewing vats along the side wall — where the magic happens.
You'll find all Bay Rd's brews on tap, including a couple of limited editions like the Summertime Saison infused with dragon fruit, the bright ale Sun Chaser and the Tropical Rum porter. Bay Rd tried-and-true favourites are of course also pouring — Banana Bay wheat ale, Motor Boat pale ale, Bay Road lager, Super Cat IPA and Wave Runner XPA. Plus, there's a food truck in the parking lot, which rotates often, offering everything from satay chicken to oysters and burgers.
Bay Rd has also launched its Brew Academy Class, where beer enthusiasts can learn about how its brews are made. It runs on the first Saturday of each month and tickets can be purchased here.