Five Barrel Brewing
Sink milkshake IPAs and hibiscus-infused brews at this Wollongong brewery.
The family owned Five Barrel Brewing has been serving thirsty South Coast folk since 2015. With its philosophy of 'keeping it simple and doing it right', the brewery has quickly become an important part of the local community.
Five Barrel features a taproom with eight craft beers, all produced on site, which usually includes four core beers and four rotating seasonal and limited-release beers. On the lineup, you'll find the likes of milk stouts, golden ale and hoppy ambers, as well as a super-refreshing brut rosé IPA, which is brewed with hibiscus flowers and floral hops.
Pop in to the taproom for a tasting, down a burger or two with a happy hour schooner ($5 from 5–6pm on Friday and Saturday) or enjoy an impromptu tour of the brewery. The brewery's kitchen is open from midday till 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
If you can't make it into the brewery itself, but you're keen to try its brews, head on over to the website to order yourself a 750ml bottle of barrel-aged cherry sour or a case of New England IPA. Some of the limited-edition brews — such as its milkshake IPA — sell out super quick, though, so you'll need to get in fast.