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4 Pines Brewing Has Opened a Small Beer and Burger Joint in Surry Hills

Slinging burgers piled high with cornflake-coated fried chicken, and sweet and sour pork belly.
By Marissa Ciampi and Sarah Ward
January 03, 2019
By Marissa Ciampi and Sarah Ward
January 03, 2019

The lower end of Crown Street did it tough in 2018, with a large number of empty shopfronts littered along the block between Cleveland and Devonshire streets, long-time residents Mr Fox and Cafe Mint closing down, and Bishop Sessa forced to change from fine dining to a more casual affair. But, in good news, one of those spaces has re-opened, with 4 Pines Brewing Company taking over Mr Fox's former abode.

As first announced back in Novemberthe Crown Street joint marks the brewery's fourth venue — and its first off the north shore. The new spot isn't just about brews, but about loaded burgers too. Thirsty patrons will find the full 4 Pines core range and limited releases flowing through the taps, alongside some seriously stacked combos of meat and bread.

Think dishes like cornflake-coated buttermilk fried chicken burgers with chilli and peanut butter; sweet and sour pork belly topped with Asian slaw, 15 fresh chillies, yuzu mayo and pickles; and both a regular cheeseburger made with Angus beef and a double-sized version that also features smoked bacon. Sides-wise, you can opt for panko-fried IPA jalapenos, a serve of chicken wings, falafels with yoghurt and pickled chillies, and spiced pulled pork croquetas.

Apart from beer, there's also a modest supply of wines and spirits on offer, plus a five-strong cocktail menu that makes ample use of ginger beer.

The new bar has a similar fit-out to the brewery's other instalments, which include the Manly Brewpub, Brookvale Truck Bar and the Newport barrel-aged outpost — plus the Manly ferry bars and the SCG craft beer stall which opened in April last year.

Find 4 Pines Surry Hills at 557 Crown Street, Surry Hills, open Monday to Thursday from 4pm until late, Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm until late, and Sundays fro: 12–10pm.

Images: StevenWoodburn.

Published on January 03, 2019 by Marissa Ciampi
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