Anyone who knows us, knows that we love doing pop-up stalls at local breweries. There's nothing better than a fresh brew, straight from the source, paired with some of our mouth-watering low and slow cuisine.
One thing that constantly amazes us though, is just how few people know about the awesome breweries we have in our local area.
Home for us at Fired Up is the Sutherland Shire, South of Sydney. Although we have no problem hauling our beast of a smoker far and wide, to places such as Coffs Harbour, Qld and Victoria, there's nothing better than events on our home turf.
We are so lucky to have a great industry springing up around us here in The Shire. Unbeknownst to many people we meet, there are already at least two awesome breweries in full swing, with at least one more getting their DA through council at the moment.
Unfortunately these days, aside from Coopers, most of the big brand beers you find on tap at your local, are sending your hard-earned overseas. If like me, you'd rather see your dollars stay here, and help to develop local businesses and jobs, craft breweries are the way to go.
Many of these places sell their wares all over the place, with taps and bottles in pubs, clubs and restaurants all around Sydney. For me though, not much beats being able to sit in the brewery, and sip on a pint of the fresh stuff. There's a good chance you'll even be served by the guy (or lady) who brewed it!